A Short Account of the Fasts and Festivals of the Church of England
General Books LLC, 2009 - 126 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842. Excerpt: ... Epistle narrates Herod's intention to kill him, his. imprisonment, and release; and the Gospel gives his confession, and Christ's blessing and Erediction. "Happy those believers whose dth and trust, surmounting all. obstacles and trials, is firmly and invariably built and secured upon the Rock Christ, the Rock Of Ages; The Same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.," The second Lesson records his miraculous cure of the lame man, and his speech before the council. f Cave's Lives of the Apostles.--Hates' Chronology.--Tomline's Elements.--Horsley's Sermons. ST. JAMES THE GREAT. '. ' 25th July. First Lessons.--Ecclus. xxi. and xxii. Second Lessons.--John xiii.; 2 Tim. iv. For the Epistle.--Acts x. 27, and part of chap. xii. Gospel.--St. Matth. xx. 20. This St. James was the son of Zebedee and of Mary, surnamed Salome, cousin-germain of the blessed Virgin, and so he was nearly related to our Lord. It is supposed he was surnamed the Great because he was older than the other James--or on account of his stature--or because of his greater intimacy with his Master--or, lastly, on account of his intrepidity and courage in reproving Herod. He was a fisherman, and his brother John and Peter's partner, and was called at the same time with them. He cheerfully obeyed the call, left all, and followed Christ; so we must leave all inordinate desires and affections, and follow Christ's holy will, and commandments, if we desire to enter into everlasting life. Soon after his call he was chosen to be one of the apostolic college; and he was one of the three who were admitted to greater honour and intimacy than the rest, and to whom, with his brother, Christ gave the surname of Boanerges, or sons of thunder. The brothers were not without ambition. They instigated their mother, Sa...