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Aaron, his office no palliation of his sin, 61.
Abel, unharmed by death, 273.
Advent, the second, 180.
Adversity not really terrible, 290.
Afflictions, part of God's providential dealings, 182.
Ahab, God's mercy in dealing with, 95.
Anger, ill effects of in a priest, 51.
Anomœans, heresy of, referred to, 147.
Apostles, unity of their doctrine, 136.
Applause in church deprecated by Chrysostom, 223.
Aquila, friend of St. Paul, referred to, 150.
Aristides, referred to, 126.
Arius, his heresy, 66, n.
Armenia, severity of winter in, 293.
Arsacius, usurper of the See of Constantinople, 288.
Atticus, usurper of the See of Constantinople, 302.
Ausis, Uz so called in the Septuagint, 165, n.
Bishopric, age at which men were eligible for a, 36, n.
Burial of the dead, a human instinct, 142.
Cæsarea and Cappadocia, Chrysostom's visit to, 299.
Cain more unhappy than Abel, 274.
Childlessness not to be regarded as retribution for sin, 238.
Chrysostom. St., his friendship with Basil, 33, 34; his purpose to enter monastic retreat, 34; remonstrances of his mother, 34; entraps Basil into ordination, but avoids it himself, 35, justifies his conduct in so doing, 37, 38, 42-46, 49, 53; his conflict with the passions of the soul, 80; his despondency and alarm at the prospect of ordination, 81, 82; his reasons for adopting a secluded life, 81; protects Eutropius, 247; maintains the Church's right of asylum, 250, 251; his condition in exile, 293, 296, 297, 299, 300; appeals to Innocent Bishop of Rome, 307; his letters to Innocent, 309-313.
Chromatius, Bishop of Aquileia, Chrysostom writes to, 307.
Circumcision, a name given to baptism, 161.
Communion, holy, the obligations which it lays on the recipient, 166.
Constans, Emperor, 124, n.
Constantia, wife of Gratian, 125, n.
Constantine, the younger, 124, n.
Contradictions, some supposed in the Gospels, how to be explained, 214.
Cross, signing oneself with the sign of, 171; the power of, 171; an offence and a blessing, 189; of Christ, prefigured and predicted, 202; in what sense desired by Him, 203, 204; why deprecated by Him, 205.
Custom, the power of, 164.
Cyriacus, deacon, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, 309.
Daniel, in the lion's den referred to, 225.
Daphne, a suburb of Antioch containing shrine of Apollo, 142.
Departed, prayers for the, 76, n.
Devil, the, evil by choice and not by nature, 197; existence of the, permitted for the sake of the Christian athlete, 197; only mischievous to the slothful, 198; used by St. Paul as an executioner, 189; why called "apostate," 188; why called "the Devil," 188; why called "the wicked one," 188.
Dignity, offices of, in God's kingdom entail responsibility, 62.
Diodorus of Tarsus, instructor of Chrysostom, 87.
Diogenes, referred to, 126.
Domestic cares described, 115.
Earnest of the Spirit, meaning of the, 261.
Eli, his inherited office no palliation of his sin, 61.
Elisha, his wonder-working sepulchre, 140.
Epaminondas, referred to, 126.
Exile, no injury, 274.
Festival days, large attendance at Church on, 226.
Flacilla, Empress, wife of Theodosius, 125, n.
Forgiveness of injuries, duty of, 229-232.
Gainas, Gothic general, demands surrender of Eutropius, 246.
Gallus Cæsar, reference to, 124, n.
God, not chargeable with our sins, 61; the patience and lovingkindness of, 93; His merciful dealings with Nebuchadnezzar, 94; Ahab, 95; Hezekiah, 105; the Ninevites, 105; His moral government of the world indicated, 184, 185; His ways past finding out, 186; language descriptive of, accommodated to human mind, 256-258.
Good, a greater power than evil, 191.
Gratian, Emperor, 125, n.
Gregory, of Nazianzus, his friendship for Olympias, 287.
Hezekiah, God's merciful dealing with, 105.
Hope never to be abandoned in this world, 97.
Houses, comparison of the, on a rock and sand referred to, 279.
Humility, the benefits of, 148.
Hunger, the best sauce, 276.
Ignatius, St., difficulties and dangers of his Episcopate, 137; personifies St. Paul's ideal of the Christian bishop, 136; his last journey to Rome, 139; his martyrdom, 139; miracles wrought at his sepulchre, 140; removal of his bones to Antioch, 140; meaning of his name Theophorus, 135, n.
Indolence, the mother of despair, 106.
Isaac, perseverance of in prayer, 240.
Jesus Christ, desired the Cross, 203; rebuked St. Peter, 203; His will identical with God the Father's, 204; His power equal, 218; the incidents of His passion recounted, 291; His sufferings a stumbling-block to many, 290, 292.
Job, his thanksgiving amidst affliction, 183; consideration of his case a consolation in pain and peril, 195, 196; his ignorance of the reason of his afflictions, 195; his saintliness not to be urged as impossible for us, 197; his sufferings in mind, body and estate, 195, 196; his temptation contrasted with that of Adam, 194; the devil unable to injure, 255; unharmed by the devil, 273; his sufferings unmitigated, 294.
John, St., story of his meeting the robber-chief, 109.
John the Baptist, unharmed by death, 274.
Jovian, Emperor, his death referred to, 124, n.
Kingdom, the heavenly, various ways of entering, 262.
Krates, Cynic philosopher referred to, 126, n.
Lupicinus, Bishop of Appiaria, emissary from Chrysostom to Theophilus, 310.
Man, his expulsion from Paradise more than redressed by God, 185.
Manasses, his repentance accepted, 95.
Marriage, honourable, 113.
Maruthas, Bishop of Martyropolis in Persia, 302.
Meletius, Bishop of Antioch, his zeal for the sepulchre of St. Babylas, 143.
Modesty, the true female adornment, 169.
Mopsuestia, Theodore, Bishop of, 87.
Mother, of Chrysostom, referred to, 122.
Nicæa, Canons of, 314.
Nineveh, men of, at the Judgment, 193.
Omens, the folly of, 170.
Ordinations, compulsory, 35, n.
Pansophius, a Bishop, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, 309.
Pappus, a Bishop, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, 309.
Paralytic, the (a) by the pool of Bethesda, 211, 212; the (b) let down through the roof, 214; the latter not to be confused with the former, 215; faith of the latter, 216; reasons why Christ absolved him before healing him, 217.
Paul, St., his zeal and humility, 48; knowledge of the word of God essential to his work, 64; panegyric on his life and labours, 66, 67; what is meant by his being "rude in speech", 67; the power of his epistles, 68; his deference to popular suspicion, 79; his dealings with the Corinthian sinner, 96; his imprisonment at Rome, 149; his care for the Churches, 149; Epistle to the Hebrews quoted as his, 161; on the power of baptism, 161, 162; his imprisonment at Philippi, 225; compared to a training master of wrestlers, 228; his advice concerning treatment of enemies, 229; not injured by afflictions, 279; learned to rejoice in hardship, 295.
Paul of Samosata, his heresy, 66, n.
Paulus, a deacon, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, 309.
Pharetrius, Bishop of Cæsarea, an enemy to Chrysostom, 299.
Pharisee and Publican, parable of referred to, 147.
Phineas, referred to, 113.
Pride, the evils of, 148.
Priest, the Christian, greater than the Jewish, 48; power of the, greater than that of parents, 48; moral dangers which beset the, 49, 50; sobriety and self-control needful in, 51; his life contrasted with that of the recluses, 75-77; his need of purity, 76; his relations towards God, and his flock, 75; his social intercourse with the women of his flock, 78, 79.
Priesthood, supreme importance of the, 40; difficulties of the, 41; careful scrutiny of character needed for the, 42; sanctity of the, 46, 47; knowledge of the word of God essential for the, 64; not to be undertaken rashly or merely on solicitation, 62, 63; penalties when the office is ill-discharged, 64; enemies of the, 65, 66.
Priscilla, wife of Aquilla, referred to, 150.
Prodigal Son, parable of the, 96.
Punishment, the remedial discipline of temporal, 186.
Rachel, wife of Jacob, 238.
Readers, their lives contrasted with that of the priest, 75-77.
Rebecca, wife of Isaac, 238.
Redemption, our, by the blood of Jesus Christ, 170.
Resurrection of Jesus Christ, evidence for, in the life of St. Ignatius, 139.
Rich, the, often pay less heed than the poor to Holy Scripture, 235.
Rufinus, chief minister at the court of Constantinople, 245.
Sabellius, his heresy, 66, n.
Saints, their presence wholesome for the wicked, 192.
Salvation, not profitable to the careless, 189.
Sardica, the Council of, 314.
Seal, a name for baptism, 171.
Severus, a presbyter, emissary from Chrysostom to Theophilus, 310.
Sheep, parable of the lost, 96.
Soldiers, secular compared with soldiers of Christ, 168.
Spirit, earnest of the Holy, meaning of, 261.
Stoics, the, referred to, 65, n.
Theodore, of Sicily, a usurper, 124, n.
Therasius, Chrysostom consoles the widow of, 121-128.
Timothy, St., infirmities of, 295.
Transfiguration, the, of Christ, described, 100.
Tribigild, revolt of, 246.
Vainglory, danger of in priests, 49.
Valentinus, his heresy, 205.
Venerius, Bishop of Milan, Chrysostom writes to, 307.
Virgin Mary, the, 239.
Virgins, of the Church, difficulties in the care of, 56-58.
Wealth, the snares of, 126.
Women, intrusion of, into ecclesiastical affairs, 49.
Worldly honours, precarious nature of, 127.
Wrestling, illustration from the practice of trainers in, 228.
Wrongs, they who inflict them more injured than they who receive them, 274.
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