The Church in the Catacombs: A Description of the Primitive Church of Rome, Illustrated by Its Sepulchral Remains

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846 - 312 Seiten

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Seite 78 - Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the apostles praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee. The noble army of martyrs praise thee. The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee: the Father of an infinite majesty; thine honourable, true and only Son; also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.
Seite 202 - It were better for, him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Seite 197 - Lord ; but he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit ; but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
Seite 80 - I say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and on this rock will I build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Seite 186 - Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without ; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Seite 45 - The bodies of the martyrs having been contumeliously treated and exposed for six days, were burnt and reduced to ashes, and scattered by the wicked into the Rhone, that not the least particle of them might appear on the earth any more.
Seite 153 - ... he that loseth his life, for my sake, the same shall find it.
Seite 27 - The fact that the Catacombs were employed as a refuge from persecution, rests upon good evidence, notwithstanding objections founded upon the narrowness of the passages, the difficulty of supporting life, and the risk of discovery incurred by seeking concealment in an asylum so well known to the Pagans. These objections do not apply to a temporary residence below ground in time of danger; and it is not pretended that the...
Seite 33 - For, while on his knees, and about to sacrifice to the true God, he was led away to execution.
Seite 14 - May God refresh you," be so construed); no addresses to the Virgin Mary, nor to the Apostles or earlier Saints ; and, with the exception of

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