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HOMILIES ON THE STATUES.
Accused at Antioch, tortured, 474.
Adam, fell when idle, 353, 369; wretchedness of his fall, 393; what he merited, 392; fitted, by humiliation, to appear before God, 396; pride of, cast down, 413; his hiding was due to his sense of guilt, 422; his being made to confess, a mercy, 422.
Advantages of nature and art not the dignity of a city, 457.
Animals, wild, uses of, 395, 417; their fear of man lessened at the fall, 395; the vilest worshipped, 409; man dreads from sin, 417; their excellences not of free-will, and invariable, 420; sacrifice of, discussed, 422, n.; refugees of Antioch, destroyed by, 487.
Art, a pattern of industry, 420.
Antioch, old church of, 331, n.; blasphemy prevailing in, 343; hopes of reforming, 344; state of after sedition, 344, 425, 453; compared to Job, 344; disgraced and deserted, 345, 364, 454, 463; a mother of cities, 345, 355; shaken as with an earthquake, 345; fears of the inhabitants, 346, 412, 419, 453; character of, 347, 355; schism at, 354, n.; Christians first so named there, 345, n., 355, 438; amended by danger, 382, 383, 418, 439, 455; dealt with tenderly, 383, 419; deliverance from danger, 412, 452; spared on repentance, 418; inhabitants had recourse to God, 427, 439, 482; confiscation and disruption at, 427; again disturbed, 431; submission of the people to the Emperor, 437; cowardice in, 445; distinguished in virtue, 456; exhortation before calamities, 463; accused tortured, 474; prisoners at, their trust in God, 482; the dead insulted, 484; reproached for the sedition, 484; wretched state from terror, 486; public rejoicings at, 389.
Apostles, powerful both living and departed, 333; example of, 342; dwelt in Antioch, 355; words of, like music, 331; would have been too magnified, but for sufferings and infirmities, 337; persecutions of, why permitted, 409; despondent, were dull, 413; victorious by suffering, 449; few natural advantages of, 466.
Art, great in the temple at Jerusalem, 456.
Artificer, finds his work as he left it, 430.
Ascension Day, Sunday before, how styled, 464.
Ash Wednesday, epistle for, 358, n.
Asiarchs, 427, n.
Ass, fondness to its master, 420.
Assurance, greater from not exacting oaths, 444.
Athanasius, St., strong against oaths, 470, n.
Athenian courts, 400, n.
Audience, of the powerful, artifices to obtain, 474.
Augustin, St., on the Sabbath, 422, n.
Barathrum, 361, n.
Basilides, 413, n.
Battle, kings lay aside their crowns in, 447.
Bee, labouring for others, 420.
Bema, occupied by clergy alone, 465, n.
Blessedness, real, what, 340.
Blessings, the chief, common, 351.
Blind, fallen into a pit, 451.
Body, human, frailer than matter, 404; elementary parts of, 407; becomes an earthen vessel, 409; by whom framed, 413; feebleness of, why, 413; as it was framed at first, 413, 417; might have been created better, 414; fineness of, 415; excellent as joined with the soul, 416; sustains injury in spite of prudence, 437; effects upon, of externals, 462.
Brain, construction of, 415.
Bread, consecrated, reservation of for sick, 384, n.
Brutes, fasted with the Ninevites, 358.
Burdens, duty of bearing another's, 452.
Burial, pomp of, 358.
Business, worldly, the clergy engaged in, 465.
Butler, Bishop, on "Law of Nature," 428, n.
Camp, place so called, 382, n.
Careless, Christian ready to fast, 431.
Carnival, 358, n.
Chastity, learnt from Sodom, 466.
Children, unreasonable in their fears, 374; little ones by whom frightened and quieted, 381; to be taught public deliverances, 419, 489; under instruction from fathers and teachers, 429; pulling at a rotten cord, 432; murder of, prevented by not vowing, 434; fond of sweets, severe training for, 449; virtue of, proved, 453; wrestling at the top of a pole, 470; fear their fathers more than we fear God, 471.
Christ, teaching of, 348; scorned in the poor, 349; keeps for us what we give them, 350; left us His flesh and blood, 354; instructed after feeding, 400; instructs from irrational creatures, 420; taught the law of conscience, 428; instructs us to fear, 440; forbids oaths, 444; set against Himself by swearing on the Gospel, 444, 446; gave warning of sorrow before reward, 449; judgment of, on cities, 457; teaches reconciliation by His Sacrifice, 470.
Christians, the saviors of Antioch, 343; bear trials cheerfully, 346; soldiers and wrestlers, 357; all reproached for sins of any, 359; should admonish each other, 425, 451; name diffused worldwide, 438; instructors and comforters of unbelievers, 445; under training like heirs: with heaven in view like the merchant, 450; are citizens of heaven, 456.
Chrysostom, St., requests the people to check blasphemy, 343; silent for seven days: as Job's friends, 344; bewails Antioch, 345; hopes to cheer the people, 346; speaks at length, and warns, 347; applauded, 347, 379; made bishop, 354, n.; proposes three precepts for memory, 363; blesses God for comforting, 364; love and anxiety for his people, 380, 399, 443; like a mother for a sick child, 430; watchfulness over his flock, 399; regrets the absence of some, 400; repeats admonitions, 424, 443; rewarded through their obedience, 380, 389, 399; confidence for Antioch's rescue, 382; interpretation of 1 Cor. iii. 15, 387, n.; intercourse with his people, 389, 481; mode of dealing with the unreformed, 389; success of special preaching, 438; testimony of, as to relics, 396; opinion concerning the earth, 403; shape and motion of the heavens, 419; on the Sabbath, 422; notions about sacrifice, 422; admonitions about theatres ineffectual, 439; on remission in Eucharist, 443, n., 444; indignation over the people's irreverence, 445, 446; teaching, practical not doctrinal, 447; welcome to the country clergy, 465; forbids all oaths, 470, n.; offers to cure the swearer, 480; threatens, 481; gives thanks for Flavian's return, 482; his praises of city, Bishop, Emperor, etc., 482.
Church (building), old at Antioch, 331; not a place of amusement, 347; full in time of distress, 364; then resorted to by the wicked, 366; to be absent from sinful, disgraceful, 400, 406; no other place so good, 406; the fittest place for thanksgiving after deliverance, 419; a place of prayer, 443; feelings in, are not religious attainments, 446; part of, reserved for clergy, 465, n.; common talk in, 473; exclusion from, 481.
Church (community), prayers of, 356; injured by evil speaking, 359; Greek, its lenten observances, 359, n.; mother of the afflicted, 364, 386; influences all ranks, 481; censure of, for familiarity, 481.
Citizens of heaven, none without virtue, 457.
Clouds, cause different productions, 419.
Commander of troops, 452, n.
Common cause, most injured by fall of the most eminent, 334.
Communication with others during self-discipline, 379, 481; to the absent, of religious instructions, 400; of the Pastor to all his flock, 389; object of, 401; with the wicked in guilt, 331; in sufferings marks affiliation, 340; in many things with all men, 343; of good with the disorderly, 464.
Confusion, prevented by fear of Rulers, 381.
Conjurer's tricks shame our endeavours at virtue, 470.
Conscience, roused by fear, 363; a bad makes us suspicious: a scourge, 396; a good makes bold, 396; a natural law, 421; shewn from the case of Adam, 422; adds obligations to the enlightened, 424; proved from sense of shame and reproach, 428; facilitates virtue, 429; disturbed by having enemies, 479.
Consolation in adversity as witnessed by the Saints, 336; effects of, 346; is for the sad, 381; derived from religious communion with others, 383; derived from every part of the Bible, 391; from God's chastising in mercy, 431, 434; mode of, 444; in temporal distress to be sought from God's ministers, 445.
Constantine, instance of mildness, 486.
Constantinople, distance from Antioch, 361.
Contemplation of heavenly things like a view from an height, 441.
Corn, ears of, 415.
Correction of others a means of self-correction, 405.
Councils, secular, customs of, 400.
Country, one's, how to be advanced, 471.
Courage from a good conscience, 396.
Cowards realize groundless fear, 445.
Cowardice unbecoming men, 446.
Creation, not to be disparaged, 335; dishonors fawners, 386; a proof of God's love for us, 391; when written of, in Scripture, 394; testifies to God, 401, 407; mode of above the power of Nature, 403; consists of contraries harmonized, 404; decay of, without Providence, 408; deified, 408; why subject to decay, 409, 411; like the Apostles under persecution, 409; mutual dependence of parts, 411; neither all at rest nor all in motion, 419; the parts not understood ought to amaze, 421.
Creature, use of word, 411, n.
Criminals, wretched appearance of at the bar, 396.
Cyprian, St., on intercession of Saints, 389, n.
Dancing, feats in, 470, n.
Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, 457, n.
David, though small, a victor, 458.
Davison vindicates the idea of sacrifice, 422, n.
Day, unvarying and equal with night, 402.
Death, proves vanity of riches, 351; no subject of alarm, 372; eagerness of St. Paul for, 372; base if in sin, but not so from violence, 373; evil to sinners only, 373; an unjust brings into special communion with the Saints, 374; unjust permitted by God, 374; what is, 374, 390; having it before our eyes, 376; soldier fearing, ignoble, 376; dreaded for want of self-mortification, 384; full of joy to the godly, 461; courted by the monks of Antioch, 463.
Debtors, treatment of, 362.
Debts, God's remission of to men, and a creditor's compared, 478.
Deer, escaped from a snare, 441.
Degradation, attaching to athletics, 470.
Demosthenes, bad habit of: how cured, 394.
Desertion of the Philosophers in distress, 454.
Dice-playing to be shunned, 442.
Discontent from going to feasts, 440.
Discourse, subjects of, at conventions, 406.
Diseases, their origin, 407.
Dog, shameless, 420.
Doubt, Ninevites doubted the consequences of their repentance, 377.
Dove, an example of simplicity, 420.
Emotions, high term for, 386.
Enemies, none to be held, 363, 370; not reconciled without a third person, 408; Jews knew righteousness prevailed in Israel, 435; misfortunes of, rejoiced in, 461; the sight of possessions of, disturbs, 474; good and bad fortune alike annoys, 474; the worse, the more reason for forgiving, 475; implacable, how treated by God, 475; the worst softened by gentleness, 475; like a limb cut off, 476; duty of making friends of, 478; are alone enough to cause insecurity, 479.
Ephraim, St., quotations from, 389, n.
Episozomenes, title of a Sunday, 464.
Equanimity from true wisdom, 454.
Esther, prayer of, saved the Jews, 356.
Ether, consistence of, 409, n.
Eucharist, a greater gift than Elisha's, 354; doctrine of, 354, n.; fasting or sufficiency at, 400; an oblation distinct, 422, n.; efficacy for remitting sin, 444, n.; the prize of fasting during Lent, 471; not to be approached unless healed of sins, 472; prohibited the resentful, 472; and the swearer, 481; hands washed before receiving, 479; object of exclusion from, 481.
Evils, temporal, of little moment, 372; the worse make the less unfelt, 374, 428; warded off by repentance, 376; cannot touch the righteous, 385; God merciful amidst, 393; past, remembrance of, 426; a source of pain, 444, 457; must run to God under, 448; an occasion of thanksgiving, 452; felt according to the disposition, 459; comfort from, 463.
Examination of our path necessary, 440.
Example, partakes of our own nature, 340; the irrational animals are, 420; the old referred to the young for, 420; effects of, 405, 429; of pilots in a storm, 446; of one city upon the whole world, 438; the giver of, precedes, 487.
Excellences, natural, liable to fail, 448.
Fame, injured by enemies, 479.
Famine, relieved by the people of Antioch, 456.
Fasting of Timothy, 33; easily misjudged, 334; moderation urged, 335; a help to prayer: bodily, not enough, 357, 370, 406, 459; of Ninevites accepted, 358; due honor of, 359; of the eye, ear, and tongue, 359, 406; general practice, 370, 388, 450, n.; together with danger facilitates repentance, 378; made easy by custom, 388; from sin, 406, 472; indulgence before and after, 438; without fresh gains a loss, 459; well used welcomed, 459; omission of, may be excused, 472.
Fathers, the view of, about the earth, 403, n.; upon oaths, 470, n.; strong statements of, as in the Bible, 477, n.; most such, in punishing their children, 392; first severe then indulgent, 449; grieve more when absent, 483.
Fear, needful to holy men, 334; a chastisement for carelessness, 347; of the Lord true riches, 351; a punishment, 355; awakens conscience, 363; of harm from man ignoble, 366; a good man firm against, 369; without the fear of hell death terrible, 374; of hell profitable, 374, 439; prevents magnanimity, 376; of Rulers promotes order, 381; effect of, on public morals, 382, 439; a most powerful motive, 392, 437; God's wrath a cure of bad habits, 394; of scorpions from sin, 417; prevents bad passions, like a soldier on guard, 439; breeds virtue, 439; why Christ broadly taught, 440; groundless made real, 446; an ocean of joy, 460; of God overcomes quickly, masters, 479; purifies like a furnace, 480.
Festus, how approached by St. Paul, 448.
Fingers, unequal, 416.
Firmament, use of word, 404.
Flavian, Bishop of Antioch, 354, n.; leaves his sister almost dying, 354, 482; his boldness, 355; prayers of, for his people, 482; return from Constantinople, 482; obstacles to his journey, 483; magnanimity of, 483; absent, grieved for Antioch, 484; silent like Moses, 484; will quit Antioch if unpardoned, 488; proofs of forethought for the people, 488.
Flattery of the great, 474.
Flesh, an unruly steed, 334.
Folly of laboring for worldly things, and not to be reconciled, 479.
Food, carried away by guests, 38.
Fox, cunning of, 420.
Frailty of the body a cure for pride, 413.
Fraternities for mutual religious help, 417.
Freedom, in righteousness, not immunity from punishment, 386.
Friend, a, shews dissatisfaction by silence, 436.
Fund, common, 452.
Gazing at the beauty of a woman a snare, 442.
Gifts, Divine, on the temple, 456.
God, His work good, 335; power of shewn in weakness, 337, 409; love of Him, its own reward, 338; challenged Satan to try Job, 339; cares more than we for the poor, 341; not to be called in question, 341, 362; afflicts those He loves, 342; His honour to be vindicated, 343, 347; cares for us more than ourselves, 347; never weary of our prayers, 356; blasphemed for our sins, 359; His mighty longsuffering, 361, 362; tempers prosperity and adversity for our good, 366; overrules Satan's worst efforts to his loss, 367; if our friend, nothing matters, 369; cares less for His repute than our salvation, 378; does not punish when the threats affect, 382; overrules the designs of men, 383, 447; judges sinners by the standard of the good, 388; His love shewn in our punishment, 392, 413, 431; otherwise only half good, 392; deals with fallen man as a father, 392, 449; tenderness of in addressing Adam, 393; His walking was in Adam's perception, 396; His providence shewn in making the cure of the soul easy, 397; instructs by the creation, 401; His ordering of the seasons and the day, 402; uses weak instruments to shew His power, 404; glorified man in the works of creation, 405; needs nothing, 410; the source of all things, 410; skill of in human frame, 414; known by His works, 421; mercy and wisdom of bringing Adam to confession, 422; why He delays punishment, 424; His goodness shewn in man's natural love of virtue, 429; the leader of the Jews in war, 435; silence toward Saul from gentleness, 436; turns causes of evil to good, 448; to believers is the whole fountain of cheerfulness, 460; ordains suffering first, 450; unceasingly gracious, 452; reproaches for insensibility to the ills of others, 462; fear of, the foundation of peace, 463; insulted worse than man ever is, 473; our Avenger, and despised when we avenge, 475; like a friend in requiring forgiveness of others, 478; never ceases to entreat us, 478; assists earnest endeavours, 480; exceeds hopes, 482; takes occasion of offences to shew love, 485; overrules all for good, 489.
Government, two sorts of, natural and elective, 391.
Grave, robbing, 393, n.
Grief, a wound, how to be treated, 381; for infants as reasonable as for the dead, 385; makes men inattentive to instruction, 413; spreads darkness over every thing, 426; for the ills of others pleasing to God, 458; a refreshment, 461; fruits of, sweet, 463.
Guilt shared by those who give power to the sinner, 331.
Habits, good to be formed, 363; difficult to be overcome, 388; easy, the subject being hard, 388; mastered in a given time, 370; almost mastered require less pains, 405; in man acquired by free-will, 420; easily conquered by fear, 437; under severe training, 449; easier to be overcome than nature, 469.
Hades, where, according to the heathen, 403, n.
Hair of eyebrows and head, 415.
Hands of God, His power, 403.
Happiness in God alone, 460.
Harlot, bad influences of, 435.
Hares, timidity of, 445.
Hatred, to be forsaken, 363; mark of, to avoid naming the person, 393; disquiets, 473; is unbecoming brothers: increases with time, 476; to cease from is not all enough, 478; cherished corrupts fast or feast, 479; pollutes the mind, 479.
Hearing without doing of no avail, 379.
Heart, the chief member, well defended, 415.
Heat, properties of, 403, n.
Heathenism, designation of, in Scripture, 367, n.
Heathen, the alleged reason for deifying the universe, 408; by their own folly make idols, 409; philosophers were actors, 465; instructed by the example of Theodosius, 488; the laws of, from the conscience, 423; not responsible without a natural law, 423; not fit instructors for Christians, 445.
Hell, fear of, is profitable, 439.
Heralds in the games, 386.
History, design of Scripture viewed as, 410, n.
Horse, inferior to man in the foot, 416.
House not to be extravagantly adorned, 349; built on a rock, 365; guarded is not robbed, 439; of mourning and feasting, 440; of the sinner overthrown a witness to all, 259, 466; brought to ruin by neglect of small repairs, 470.
Hunger, gives relish to food, 351.
Hut, in the vineyards, 408.
Idolatry, origin of, 337.
Ignorant, the, taught by the creation, 402.
Illuminations, at Antioch, 489.
Implacability, in an enemy, punished by God, 475.
Incarnation, alluded to in Job, 339, n.
Indifferent things, to be avoided, 442.
Indignation at the wrongs of others, of nature, 429.
Inferiority of material calls for greater skill, 414.
Inferiors, men are ashamed to sin before, 428.
Inheritance, needs previous training, 450.
Insensibility to the sins of others, 462.
Instruction, spiritual, stored in the mind, 388; like picking a flower, 399; increases obligations, 424; conveyed formerly by things, 401; given in church, 406; to be obeyed on trust, 425; in virtue by temporal ills, 429; requires personal ardor and promptness, 430, 480; like water from a well, for use afterwards, 446; in morals precedes that in revealed truth, 446; inattention to, excused by dullness, 475.
Instruments, weakness of, shews God's power, 409.
Intemperance, before and after fasting, 439.
Invocation of saints and angels, 389, n.
Iron softened by water, 403.
Isaiah commands the sun, 411.
Jacob, his care of Laban's sheep, 354.
Jailor at Philippi, 450.
Jephthah's vow allowed by God, 434.
Jesus of Nazareth, the common name of our Lord, 393, n.
Jews in distress could not listen, 346; reproved for not looking to God, 356; saved by Esther's prayer, 356; oppressed in Egypt to increase their desire of Canaan, 384; would not name Christ from hatred, 393; gave no heed to Moses, 413.
Jewels, the pride of some women, 449.
Job, his character shewn by affliction, 338, 341; his wrestling with Satan: tried as gold, 339; Antioch compared to him, 344; safest when poor, 353; his trust in God, 366; loved before grace, or the old covenant, 366; rewarded for retaining godliness, 369; dunghill of, in Arabia, 371; consolation to be derived from, 371; his body, preciousness of, 371, 372; an instance of the merit of suffering, 385; silence of his friends, 412; a Gentile, 423, n.; his virtue lofty in prosperity and adversity, 442; losses of, led him to God, 445, 461.
Joshua commands the sun's motion, 411.
Judge, unjust, parable of, 412; man made, of his own pardon, 477; does not question or correct the culprit, 393; sympathy of the judges at Antioch, 427; rigour of human, 427; shewed mercy upon the intercession of the monks, 453.
Judgment, the last, proved by the afflictions of the saints, 339; riches of no avail in, 349; alms help us in, 351; and mercy, 355; without benefit of others' intercession, 427; rulers threatened with, 453; harsh over others visited on ourselves, 361; rash on others without excuse, 472; temporal, effectual, 481.
Justice, courts of, originated in the natural moral law, 423.
Kidnappers entice by pleasant things, 449.
Kings excel their subjects in wealth, 421; make unreasonable laws, 447; doff their crowns in battle, 447; have more cause for sadness than any, 460; armour of, 467; made glorious by mercy, 485; may easily conquer, but not win, 487.
Knives, feats performed with, 470.
Law, of Nature (see Conscience) the ground of Christ's teaching, 428; against criminal suits in Lent, 383, n.; of God takes precedence of human laws, 398; civil, of the heathen, from conscience, 423; of kings not to be questioned, 447.
Lebanon for Judæa, 467.
Legerdemain, feats of, 470.
Leprosy of Miriam, 475.
Letter of the monks to Theodosius, 454.
Libanius, 394, n.
Life, a burden, a cottage here, in heaven a palace, 372; why made laborious, 384; without religion dull and wearisome, 385; a good, honours God, 405; bordering on sin like walking along a precipice, 443; in the country favourable to virtue, 465.
Litanies, 362, n.
Longsuffering of God, 424.
Love, its own reward, 338, n.; shewn in patient endurance, 341, 342; in perseverance, 342; takes interest in everything, 356; of God absent, causes fear of death, 374; glories in suffering, 448; maternal, 453; delights in all that belongs to the object of it, 474; exercised in great offences, 485; delights in the good of others, 464.
Lucifer, consecrates Paulinus, Bishop of Antioch, 354, n.
Lungs, position of, 415.
Lust, by looking, 443.
Madmen, never at rest, 474.
Magee, Archbishop, on Sacrifice, 422, n.
Magistrates, out of office bear the same titles, 447.
Magnanimity of monks at Antioch, 453.
Manichees, alluded to, 335.
Manners, purity of, 466.
Marcion, 413, n.
Matter, heretical opinions about, 413, n.
Mediator, the Bishop so employed with the Emperor, 354.
Melchisideck a Gentile, 423, n.
Membranes, covering the brain, 415.
Memorial, perpetual, of sin, 466.
Men, all have much in common, 343, a spiritual flock, 355; soon tire of other's affairs, 356; images of God, 362; the race after the fall deserved destruction, 392; command over the creation, 411; gentler than brutes, 416; to be measured by virtue, not natural gifts, 457; self-taught in good and evil, 422, 428; in the Arts and Sciences, 423; naturally at enmity with vice, 429; disinterested in love and hatred, 429; of well regulated minds not distracted by events, 459; pleasure the aim of all, 459.
Merchandise, spiritual, in doing God's bidding, 477.
Merit, not proved by titles of honour, 477.
Metropolis, avails naught for salvation, 457.
Milk, for children a simile, 401.
Minister, his people's conduct his glory, 347.
Miracles, by relics, 332, 333, 367; power of, limited, 333; does not dispense with fasting, 334; tempt the ignorant to worship men, 338; an extraordinary, 367; of the Apostles, not by their own power, 409.
Miriam's punishment not remitted, 475.
Monasteries, 455, n.
Mortality, human, for overthrowing pride, 413.
Moses, suffered for doing good, 342; disregarded by the people in extreme distress, 346; wherein he brought honey from the rock, 352; his intercession, 355; rod of, 396; command over created things, 411; his righteousness availed not the Jews, 430.
Mourner, to others like a cloud parted by the sun's rays, 346.
Mutability of earthly good, 460.
Nails, construction of, 416.
Ninevites, their fasting accepted, 358; why, 359; teach repentance and hope, 376; forsook their sins, the city saved, 377; their disadvantages in comparison with Jews and Christians, 377, 480; complete repentance of, from fear, 480.
Noah, laughed at, 481.
Noise from "spectacles" disturbed divine service, 439.
Number, the, of fellows in sin no profit, 388.
Oaths, testimony of the life instead, 394; how Satan works amidst, 398; only to be taken fasting, 400; have caused the worst evils, 432; binding others more dangerous, 433; at the altar, 443; either superfluous or perjury, 444; caused the ruin of Jerusalem many times, 467; signified in Ezekiel's parable, 467; occasions of admitted by the Fathers, 470, n.
Observances, formal, in religion use of, to good and bad Christians, 479, n.
Occurrences, incidental, often are of God, 382.
Ocean, earth upon the, 403, n.
Openness of Christ's declaration to His followers, 449.
Orders, holy, sin of giving to the unworthy, 331.
Origen, an intercession of Saints, 389, n.
Pambos, how he learned Scripture, 332, n.
Paradise, St. Paul transported to, 447.
Partners in a shop, 452.
Passion, God free from, 392.
Pastor, bound to suffer for his people, 354; efficacy to his intercessions, 356; how to be regarded by his people, 380; intercourse with each severally, 389; like a husbandman and a pilot, 399; invigorated by success, 399; good of his flock, his good, 412; to be followed trustfully, 425; concern of, for all, 430; living by husbandry: true philosophers, 465.
Paul, St., teacher of the Gentiles, 332, n.; care for Timothy, 333; distrusted himself, 334; kept humble by affliction, 337; strong though in bonds, 337; his example, 342; hindered by Satan, 342; adapts himself to hearers, 349; his labours and reward, 353; reproved sin, 359, eagerness to die, 373, 385; advantages of Christians over St. Paul, 373; his garments, virtue of, 396; more than a lion, 397; his illustrations from nature, 407; recollection of his sins, 419; proves a natural law, 423; concern about one incestuous person, 430; dangers of, for his mending, 431; counted all things loss, 441; feels paternal anxiety, 443; glories in his sufferings for Christ, 447, 462; attempts to convert his judges, 448; recommends continual joy, 459; greatness of, in hiding good deeds, 483.
Paulinus, Bishop of Antioch, 354, n.
Penitential acts of use, 378.
Penitents, discipline of, 472, n.
Pentateuch, 394, n.
Perjury from the habit of swearing, in two ways, 432, 438; of both persons swearing the contrary, 432; who forces another to, is guilty himself, 432, 439; the object of Satan, 433; guilt of, shared by those privy to it, 434; manifold from one oath, 436.
Persecutors, benefitted by the virtue of their victims, 387.
Perseverance in prosperity a test of virtue, 452.
Peter, St., the first to preach Christ, 356.
Philoponus on the heavens, 419, n.
Philosophy of this world shrinks from danger, 454; worldly, falsified by deeds, 455; pagan, is but in the garb, 465; like a sword with a silver hilt and leaden blade, 465; heathen, taught a few only, 466.
Place, importance of, for the delivery of the law, 394.
Players, deprived of the holy Communion, 439, n.
Plural number, use of, 481, n.
Pole, balancing, 470.
Porch, of church for penitents, 472, n.
Porphyrio, a bird greatly esteemed, 408, n.
Porters, cajoled for favours, 474.
Pot, the golden, of the temple, 467.
Practice, laxity of, causes death to be feared, 375; a matter of choice and endeavours, 428; right, impossible without fear of God, 439; the season of, is the test of religion, 446; without questioning, 447; of Saints proves Scripture, 455.
Prayer, the only resource in trouble, 346; power of, 351; recommended, 354, 356; united powerful, 356; of women, 356; to be persevered in, 362; inattention at, 394, 472; natural as a way of assisting the distressed, 426; penitential, a special kind, 427, n.; fruit of, never lost, 451; most needful after deliverance, 452; for fellows in affliction, 458; the Lord's, taught in Baptism, 355, n.; how entitled, 478, n.; not to be used by halves, 478.
Preservation of the world by God, 403.
"Prisoner," more glorious than any title to St. Paul, 447.
Prodigal, the, unfit to manage an inheritance, 450.
Promises, of God infinitely excellent, 451.
Prophecy, not false because not accomplished, 376.
Providence, denied by some, 341; shewn in apparently accidental cases, 382, 383; in the deliverance of His children, 386; in the use of weak means, 404; proved from the human body, 407; in Flavian's journey, 483.
Publican, accepted without fasting, 358.
Punishment, a medicine, 375; of the prosperous twofold, 384; inflicted by parents, 392; severest for sins easily avoided, 411; delayed for repentance, 424; inflicted on Antioch beneficial, 455; of an inexorable enemy, 475.
Purgatory, doctrine of, 387, n.
Quinquagesima, 358, n.
Racing, ill effects of, 442.
Rank not to be regarded in rebuking vice, 430.
Recollection of past evils useful, 418.
Reconciliation, the one seeking has the whole merit, 474; endeavours after, always acceptable to God, 475; imputed to wrong motives, 476; to God by the Crucifixion, 476; every day makes, more difficult, 476; only to please God, 477; a cause of forgiveness, 477; repulses must not quell, 478; very easy, 479.
Relief from grieving, 462.
Reminding one another of duties, 399.
Repairs, small, neglected, bring ruin, 470.
Resentment is a practice of malice, 476; excludes from the holy Communion, 476; precluded by considering our sins, 472, 473; continually forbidden, 473; madness: punished here and hereafter, 474; merits the worst punishment, 474; the most inexcusable of all sins, 475; gives advantage to Satan: is contempt of God, 477; unjust toward our worst foes, 473.
Reserve, practised by St. Paul and our Lord, 349.
Rest, must be preceded by tribulation, 366.
Rich, the, more miserable than the poor, 460.
Riches, the true, 348, 351, 353; earthly, vanity of, 348; wherein not forbidden, 348; an encumbrance, 349; where to deposit, 349, 350; the use of, only ours, 350; why not given equally, 351; drive men to mean arts, 353; a means of virtue, 442; liability to loss of, 451; not happiness, 460.
Ridicule, for well-doing, how to be met, 481.
Robes, rich, look best on ourselves, 380.
Roman Catholic Church on Eucharist, 444, n.
Roots, bitter, sweet fruits from, 462.
Rope walking, 470.
Ruin of Jerusalem by breaking oaths, 469.
Rule self-imposed for the cure of faults, 471.
Sacrament, more than Elisha had, 353.
Saints, especially assailed, 334, 342; eight reasons why afflicted, 336; their power from God, 338; motives of, for serving Him, 338; not to be worshipped, 338, n.; ninth and tenth reason why afflicted, 340; their countenance, 355; a few save their country, 356; effects of their sanctity on nature, 367; daunted by nothing, 368; surmount all natural ills, 375; the more tried, the more glorious, 386; meekness of, when magnified by men, 386; departed, intercession of, 389, n.; unconcern for their own safety, 448; the living, proclaim the virtues of their teachers, 455; joy of, under trouble wonderful, 461.
Satan aims most at the advanced, 334, 342; messengers of, 337; would have men reckoned gods, 338; called to account by Jehovah, 338; accuses Job, 339; assails him, 339; foiled by Job's patience, 341; man has nothing in common with, 343; his rage against Antioch, 344; how he resisted, 357; his spite at Job, 366; greatest efforts abortive, 367, 386; most defeated by the righteous in adversity, 371; arts of, to keep alive anger, 398; attempts of, thwarted by God, 419, 439; specially flourishes amidst oaths, 433; agency of, in the case of Saul and the honey, 434, 436; reason of, urging Jonathan to eat, 434; a fowler, 441; service of, often hard, 469; author of swearing, 470; our sole enemy, 476; disappointed at the Emperor's clemency, 485.
Scene of remarkable events affects us, 467.
Sciences, application to spiritual subjects, 407.
Scripture Holy, as a lyre and a trumpet, 331; flowery meadow, 331; a mine of wisdom, 332; to be alleged in teaching, 336, 337; allegorical sense of, 338, n.; course of reading, 347, 348, 358, ns.; food from, 348; consolation from every part of, 391, 394; an instance, 391; not needed in the first ages, 400; entirely agrees, 403; slowness in explaining, 446; sense of, with the clergy, 447; accounts of the faithful verified in living Saints, 455.
Seal, set on confiscated houses, 427.
Seasons, order and harmony of, 402.
Secresy, a sign of guilt, 360.
Sedition, state of Antioch after, 344, sqq.; raised by a few strangers, 347, 355, 381; offenders in, punished, 362; what befel messengers of, 382; how punished, 455; turned to the honour of the city, Bishop and Emperor, 482.
Self-possession, the best defence against dangers, 446.
Septuagint, followed by St. Chrysostom, 340, n.
Sermons, daily during Lent, 379, n.
Servants, sitting with, 345; consulting with, 363; dare not name their masters, 394; runaway, how they break their chains, 403; their spiritual good, needs attention, 405; have masters to overcome sloth, 429; flogging of, 432; not remitting debts at their master's bidding, 478.
Servility to the powerful, 474, n.
Severity before indulgence, 449.
Sheep, parable of, 430.
Ship without pilot and crew, 408.
Sick, the, glutton a pitiable object, 387.
Sickle, flying, seen by the Prophet, 443.
Silence, from suspicion, 426.
Sin, most hurtful in good men, 334; comes not of God's work, 335; pardon of, through affliction, 340, 387; shared by indifference, 348; how focused in pride, 348; pardon of, through alms, 351; through forgiving others, 355; by Priests, 356; on repentance, 362; to be reproved, 360; our own to be examined, 360; sure to find us out, 363, 378; removed through tribulation, 365, 385; alone to be dreaded, 372, 374, 387; blotted out by grief, 376, 461; by death, 376, 390; here punished better, 385; is misery punishment aside, 387; strikes dumb, 393; consciousness of makes cowards, 396; makes vulnerable, 397; to abstain from, no labour, 398; those easily avoided most punished, 411; forgiven, not to be forgotten, 418; the skein of our, 433; increased by frequent instruction, 438; remitted in the Eucharist, 444, n.; is dishonour, 456; great witness against, perpetuated, 466; excludes from holy Communion, 472; all, exposed at the Judgment, 430.
Sinner, the, like chaff, 397.
Sisters dividing an inheritance in peace, 402.
Soldiers, Christians are, 357; Christian, incapacitated by dread, 376; employed at the trials at Antioch, 426; intemperate particularly in battle, 433; on guard prevent robbers, 439; alert for conquest, 459; reverence their officers, 472.
Sores, treatment of, 387.
Sorrow, an occasion of joy to Saints, 461.
Soul, the, to be adorned for Christ's dwelling, 350; medicine for, 358; the only proper object of concern, 397; subject to infirmity to prevent pride, 414; wounded by swearing, 438; stedfast, is proof against danger, 446; of unconverted, an old wine-skin, 449; philosophy of the even, in all events, 454; dignity of, in virtue, 457; like the body as affected from without, 462; the seat of philosophy, 465; beauty of, to be admired, 466; under the fear of God like a rusty tool in the furnace, 480; sign of greatness of, looking to God, 482.
Spark, falling on the ocean, 460.
Spider, not esteemed because he toils for himself, 420.
Stability, type of, 402.
Stadium, 416, n.
Stars, like flowers, 408.
Statuary's skill on rude materials, 414.
Stibadium, 489, n.
Storm, approaching, 446.
Striving, lawful, what, 357, n.
Superfluous, what seems, may be full of Divine wisdom, 332.
Surfeit, breaks sleep, 352.
Suspiciousness from guilt, 396.
Swearing, 363, 370, 379, 394, 417, 424, 443; easily overcome, 370, 379, 388, 398, 437; methods of overcoming, 370, 379; the excuse answered when imposed by another, 380, 398; no excuse that others swear, 388; insult to God shewn by, 304; substitute for, 398, 481; mode adopted to overcome, 399; the easier the worse, 411; abstaining from a Divine precept, 425; of contraries common in many relations, 432; Satan lies in wait for, 432, 433; doubling of Saul in, 437; to abstain from easier than to obey the Emperor, 437; forbidden by Christ, 444; worse in Christians than in Jews, 469; comes of negligence, 470; all, from Satan, 470; difficulty of curing, imaginary, 479; not to be cured little by little, 480.
Sympathy in the joy of others, 429.
Synagogue at Daphne, 457, n.
Tarentines, drunkenness and luxury of, 400, n.
Temple, the, honoured by God, dishonoured by sinners, 456.
Thankfulness, in trouble rewarded, 341.
Theodosius, statues of, thrown down, 344, 362; embassy to, 354; hopes from his piety and clemency, 355, 356, 453, 457; baptized, 355; compared to Ahasuerus, 356; tax levied by, 361, n.; not present when insulted, 362; his religious character, 383, 487; opposite acts from, 383, n.; closing of the baths, 437; stopped public amusements as a punishment, 455; like a father in demeaning Antioch, 455; reverence of, for Priests, 483; reception of Flavian, 484; his upbraiding, restitution produced, 485; greater in pardoning than in succouring Antioch, 486; by pardoning shews the power of Christianity, 486; reasons for his expecting a reward from God, 487; an example to posterity, 487; bidden to consider the Judgment, 488; pardons Antioch, imitating Jesus, 488; proofs of his entire forgiveness, 488.
Thessalonica, massacre at, 383, n.
Thirst gives relish to drink, 352.
Three Children, delivered by prayer, 367; song of, in use every where and always, 367, n.; a surpassing miracle variously tried upon, 367; the reverse of the idolaters, 368; example of, 376, 385; they and their executioners like gold and hay, 385; freedom and wisdom of, 386; motives in disobeying the king, 387.
Tongue, a snare, 443.
Translation of Scriptures, source of error in, 405, n.
Transubstantiation, 354, n.
Treason, a subject of fear to kings, 460.
Tribulation of Saints a means of pardon, 340; increased reward, 340, 342; a sign of God's love, 342, temptation by, 342; permitted for good, 344, 365; a seed time, 364; a rain, 365; strengthens the good, 366; not removed until amendment, 366; exalts men, 369; suffering unjustly like to, 385; comes before joy, 449; present, subdued by bright prospect, 450; to the godly like a spark on the ocean, 460.
Tutors compel to good conduct, 453.
Union of men for various purposes, 452.
Valens excommunicated, 481, n.
Valentinus on matter, 413, n.
Vanity, being subject to, 411.
Verses, division of, in Bible among the ancients, 446, n.
Vessels, earthen, 409.
Vice, hatred of, while followed, 429.
View, from the top of mountains, 441.
Vine, Jerusalem so called, 467.
Virgin, the, Mary, invocation of, 389, n.
Virtue, like a fine dress, looks best on the person, 380; applauded by its opponents, 387; a blessing, reward aside, 387; some, natural, 429; promoted by teachers, 429; school of, war, 435; bred by fear, 439; fruit of, rooted above, 451; test by perseverance in prosperity, 452; the defence of a people, 456; easier in country life, 465.
Voyage, length of, no help to the merchant, 451.
Vow, of Jephthah, what resulted, 454.
Warriors, great, by their presence secure victory, 454.
Wicked, often prosper here, 340.
Wilkinson on the dancing represented in hieroglyphics, 470, n.
Winter, good of, felt afterwards, 459.
Woods, rot from immersion, 403.
Wordsworth's Vernal Ode, 420, n.
Workshops closed, 439.
Worm, undying, 473.
Wounds of the soul, 438.
Wrath of God pacified by our forgiveness, 473.
Xenophon, on dancing, 470, n.
Youth requires discipline, 334.
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