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HOMILIES ON THE EPISTLES TO TIMOTHY, TITUS, AND PHILEMON.
Aaron, those that rebelled against, perished, 482.
Activity, needful in our spiritual course, 517.
Adam, in what sense not deceived, 435.
Admonition, not meant to grieve, but to correct, 414.
Age, failings of, 531.
Aged, the, not to be rebuked but advised, 450.
Alexander, persecuted St. Paul, 514.
Almsgiving, blessings of, 455; objects of, ib.; communion in, 479; failure in, enough to cast into hell, 498; must become a habit, 499; mercifully ordained, ib.; meant to detach from love of riches, 542; effects of, extend to all, ib.; the chief of virtues, ib.; the mother of love, ib.; the ladder fixed to heaven, ib.
Alms, to be dispensed by ourselves, 455; make way for prayer, 479; of no avail if from wrongful gains, 498; to avail, must be of our own, 500; a good inheritance, 504; benefit the giver more than the receiver, 541; bind together the body of Christ, 542; blessed effects of, ib.
Androgeus, story of, 538.
Apostleship, dignity of the, 408.
Appearing, the love of the, of Christ, 512.
Aratus, quoted by St. Paul, 528.
Athenians, admitted new gods, 528.
Balaam, a prophet, though a wicked man, 482.
Barochabel, 551 (note) .
Baptism, the anointing of, 415.
Baths, considered too luxurious for very devout persons, 499 (note) .
Bishopric, of those who desire a, 522.
Bishop, character of a, 437; office of, may be desired from love to the Church, ib.; vigilant, 438; to be instant in his duties night and day, ib.; the husband of one wife, 437, 438 (note) ; must be blameless, 438; apt to teach, ib.; no smiter, ib.; not to smite the consciences of others, ib.; why the highest attainments not required of, 439; one to preside in every city, 438; to exhibit good order in his own house, 439; not to be a new convert, ib.; must be well reported of all, ib.
Bishops, must know how to manage their household, 408; superior to priests only in power of ordination, 441; set over and to be feared by all, 461; continually slandered wrongfully, 522; dangers and difficulties of, ib.; must regard their health for the Church's sake, 523.
Blasphemy, produced by ill living, 532.
Books, of St. Paul, 514.
Brutality, of mankind before Christ's coming, 538.
Bulimy, disease called, 502.
Cain, offense of, 498.
Canker, false doctrine compared to a, 493.
Children, good bringing up of, brings its own reward, 436; great responsibilities of those who have, 437; to be well trained from the first, ib.; greatest care to be taken in choice of tutors for, ib.
Children, The Three, example of, 543.
Christ, great strength required to bear the name of, 416; true disciples of, the admiration of angels, 417; apathy of men towards, 418; friends preferred before, ib.; died for the heathen, 431; His suffering a testimony, ib.; meaning of His directions about prayer (Matt. vi. 6) , 432; love of, not returned by us, 431; should put us to shame, ib.; condescension of, 463; sacramental union with, 464; the good confession, 471; unoriginated, ib.; cannot be seen in His divine apart from His human nature, ib., note; the cross of, a remedy against shame, 480; power of, shown when His servants are oppressed, 491; dying with, a pledge of life with, 492; how to suffer for, 512; why ministered to by others, 542.
"Christ, through," meaning of the phrase, 418.
Christians, must learn, and obey, and doubt not, 410; not freed only from punishment, but gifted with immense privileges, 418; must not pray against each other, 427; engaged in a contest, 424; bid to pray everywhere, 432; bad, hinder conversion of heathen, 440; how dead with Christ, 492; should be prepared for everything, 496.
Church, different stations in the, as in an army, 424; the, a household, 439; a pillar of truth in the world, 442; maintains the preaching of the word, 442; makes known the Incarnation, ib.; those directing the, assailed with difficulty, 475; equality in the, 547; knows no distinctions of rank, 548.
Cloak, of St. Paul left at Troas, 513.
Committed, things to us, imply that they are not our own, but to be kept with care, 424.
Communicants, unworthy, delivered by God to Satan, 425.
Condescension, of God to man's weakness, 529.
Conduct, of others, not to be judged, but our own, 482.
Contentious persons, to be avoided, 468.
Contest, those out of the, sometimes cause of the victory to those who gain it, 485.
Controversy, some unavoidable, 541.
Conversion, none without practical holiness, 440.
Corah, insurrection of, 482.
Corinthian, case of incestuous, 424.
Counsels, of perfection, 521.
Courtesans, finery of, 433.
Creature, none unclean, 445.
Cynophontis, festival of, at Argos, 470 (note) .
Daniel, humility of, 553.
Daphne, burning of, 508 (note) .
Daughters, to be trained religiously for marriage, 437.
Day of Judgment, not borne in mind, 462.
Death, in a monastery, 457.
Despisers of their brethren, despise God, 501.
Devil, his rage greater against the shepherd than the flock, 409.
Distinctions, spiritual to be sought for, 444.
Divine things not to be measured by human reason, 479.
Dramas of the heathens filled with abominations, 538.
Dress, finery in, gives occasion of offense, 434.
Drunkenness, drowns the soul, 451.
Duties, plain neglect of, a denial of the Faith, 453.
Earnestness, taught by the Epistle to Philemon, 546.
Elders, bishops called, 524.
Eli, perished for neglecting his children, 436.
Eloquence, inferior to strength of mind, 525.
Envy of men passes on to Christ, 419.
Elect, sufferings endured for the, 489.
Epaphroditus, infirmity of, 515.
Epimenides, 528 (note) .
Epiphany, meaning of, 512.
Episcopate, dangers of the, 522.
Epistles, occasional, not superfluous, 545.
Ephesus, false Judaizing apostles at, 410.
Error, never stops, yet never advances, 506.
Essence, no dissimilarity in the Divine, 409.
Evangelist, the work of an, 511.
Eve, bad teaching of, 436.
Excommunication, a proof of the Apostles' power, 425.
Faith, excludes questioning, 410; sets reasoning at rest, ib.; excludes not prayer for knowledge, ib.; objects of being divine to be revered not questioned, ib.; adherence to the, safeguard against false opinions, 411; earthly things depend on, ib.; exacted by heathens, ib.; produces love, 412; a safe ship, 424; without a good life unavailing, ib.; apostates from the, have no stay, ib.; an unshaken rock, 472; dead, 505; common to all, 522.
Faithful, should assist each other, 485.
Family, the, a model for all government, 535.
Father, a bad, unfit to be a bishop, 524.
Fight, the Christian, 511.
Flesh, those called, whose souls are dead, 452.
Food, spiritual, 445.
Form, used in a good and in a bad sense, 505.
Free will, not taken away by grace, 418.
Freedom, Christian, causes greater faithfulness in serving, 465.
Funeral, in a monastery, 457.
Gamaliel, appears free from ambition, 417.
Garlands, worn by bridegrooms, why, 437.
Garments, vanity of worldly, 414.
Gentiles, tenets of, human, and so to be examined, 410.
Gentleness, comes from thinking what we once were, 537.
Gift, given to Timothy for working miracles, etc., 477.
Gnostics, the name of assumed by pretenders to great knowledge, 472.
God, blessings of, not conceived by reasoning, 410; knowledge of, presupposes faith, ib.; belief in, destroys notions of fate and nativity, 411; takes earthly gifts away, to lead men to heaven, 412; gifts of, so great as to be incredible, 419; how to be glorified, 421; to be honored by works, 422; longsuffering of, an example to ourselves, 428; goodness of, to His enemies, ib.; not to be approached in costly ornaments, 433; willeth salvation of all, therefore men must pray for all, 430; threatens in mercy, 461; to be loved not from fear of hell, but from desire of His kingdom, 462; union of man with, in Christ, 463; the best Master, but ill served, 465; acts through evil men, 482; threatens in mercy, 485; why He defers punishment, 486; His work not impaired by the instrument, 483; appeal to, full of awe, 492; charging before, 493; His doings too deep for the curious, 507; His power shown in man's weakness, 515; teaches men through that which they know, 528; our Creditor, 549; goodness of, in punishing, 556, 557.
Good works, perseverance in, 485.
Government, an appointment of God, 426.
Grace and free will, 520.
Graces, Christian, true ornaments, 444.
Gratitude, God glorified in, 554.
Habit, force of, 499.
Hands, employed in almsgiving, holy, 432.
Health, to be prized above beauty, 422.
Heathenism, testimony of heathens against, 528.
Heaven, to be won by pain and labor, 517.
Herald, duty of a, 521.
Heretics, to be prayed for, 430; on the Church's disapproval of putting to death, ib. (note) ; measure heavenly things by human reasonings, 479; no cause of offense, 504; existed from the beginning, ib.; arguing with, useless, 540.
Holiness, the best converter from heathenism, 440.
Honesty of living, in what consists, 429.
Hope, no real, but in repentance, 441.
Hours, canonical, of prayer, 456.
Household, duty of regulating our, 453.
Humiliation, our utmost due to Christ, 554.
Husband, how to win a heathen, 532.
Idleness, teacher of every sin, 459.
Immortality, admits not of degrees, 421.
Industry, practiced in monasteries, 456.
Injustice, bitterness of, to those who practice it, 494.
Insincerity, pernicious to the Church, 441.
Intemperance, horrors of, 452.
Isaac, why kept in ignorance when about to be slain, 458.
Jacob, had wealth, but it was earned, 447.
Jannes and Jambres, magicians in the time of Moses, 505.
Judging, faculty of, implanted in us, 495.
Jugglers, condemned, 509.
Labarum, the, 416 (note) .
Labor, worldly, vain, 447.
Life, a corrupt, produces similar doctrine, 424; heathens admire a good, 440; known from death by its acts, 451; true, that of the soul, 452; a dream, 462; eternal, to be won only by great labor, 469; eternal, secured by good works, 572; a time of trial, 506.
Linus, when Bishop of Rome, 516 (note) .
Longsuffering of God, to lead men to repentance, 486.
Luke, St., always adhered to St. Paul, 513.
Lust, inordinate desire is, 496.
Lusts, worldly, 536.
Magic, condemned, 440.
Manichees, 444 (note) .
Mansions, heavenly and earthly compared, 463.
Marcionites, 444 (note) .
Marriage, not forbidden, 446; he that is chaste before, will be so after, and vice versa, 437; those who contracted a second, ineligible for the episcopate, 524; second objectionable, ib.; second, better to avoid, 503.
Martyrdom, original idea of, 479 (note) .
Martyrs, The sacrifice offered on the days of, 425.
Masks, worn on the stage, 527.
Masters, to forbear threatening, 465.
Matrona, cave of, 529.
Meat, abstinence from, the doctrine of devils, 445.
Medicine, spiritual, 495.
Men, of flesh, 452.
Miracles, not wrought on all occasions, and why, 515.
Monastery, death and sickness in a, 457.
Money, loved before God, 502; difficulties undergone to gain, ib.; lovers of, really mad, 469; love of, seizes all classes, 470; love of, the worse as not a natural passion, 536; love of, the root of all evils, 469; given for relief of the poor, ib.; to make amends for past sins, ib.; miseries caused by, ib.
Mortification, for the sake of future blessings, 446.
Mothers, advice to, 437.
Mysteries, dignity of those who are entrusted with, 442.
Nature, chief blessings of, common to all, 448.
Nineveh, saved through fear, 462.
Novelties, to be avoided, 493.
Novices, not to be promoted to the episcopate, 439.
Obedience, follows our election, 520.
Oppositions, certain, not to be answered, 472.
Orders, Holy, none to be admitted to, without frequent and strict examination, 464.
Ordinations, responsibilities of, 464.
Ostentation, in prayer, to be avoided, 432.
Paint, condemned, 422.
Parade, in religion to be avoided, 527.
Paradoxes of the Gospel, 443.
Parasceve, Holy Communion celebrated on the, 425.
Paschal Feast, 425.
Paul, St., why he wrote to Timothy and Titus only, 407; mentions no particular age for the episcopate, ib.; instructions to Timothy, as to a Teacher, ib.; appointed by command of God, 408; sent by Father and Son, ib.; anxiety for Timothy, extended to care for his bodily health, 409; garments of, cast out devils, 415; humility of, 416; always conceals his own merit, ib.; his former life, dwelt upon as to the glory of God, 417; his opposition not from ignorance, but from zeal, ib.; ignorance of, produced by unbelief, ib.; dwells on his sinfulness to extol God's mercy, 420; righteousness of, under the law, ib.; how blameless, ib.; his life not impure, but compared with God's righteousness worthless, ib.; humility in describing his own case, 420; ordained for the Gentiles, 431; why he discourses so much of dress, 433; his trials, encouragement to others, 446; detained in prison, 480; why say so often that he was a teacher of the Gentiles, ib.; gave offense to Nero, 484; his prayer for Onesiphorus, 485; a tent maker, 490; his name celebrated all over the world, ib.; victorious over Nero, ib.; his tomb, in the royal city, its splendor, 491; his glory at the Resurrection, ib.; no emperor ever so honored as, ib.; his travels, 511; discourses of his own death, 509; his death a drink offering, 511; preached though imprisoned, 513; whole life passed in afflictions, 507; deserted by man, supported by God, 514; cause of his death, ib.; more powerful than Plato, 525; his thorn in the flesh, 515; condescension of, 532; "the stigmatized of Christ," 547.
Peacefulness, duty of, 497.
Perfection, counsels of, 521.
Perfumes, spiritual, suitable to Christians, 415.
Persons, in the Godhead of the same substance, not distinct in nature, 485.
Peter, St., crucified with his head downwards, 493.
Philosophy, a life of pleasure opposed to, 495.
Plato, Republic of, 539 (note) .
Pleasure, bodily, more difficult of restraint, 498.
Pleasures, certain, agitate, not productive of calm, 415.
Pomp, absurd and despicable, 443.
Possessions, contention introduced by, 448.
Poverty, to stand in need of others is, 443.
Power, of Christ's servants insuperable, 490.
Praise, vanity of human, 526.
Prayer, cursing cannot exist with, 427; not limited to one place, 433; for heathens, heretics, 430; without alms, unfruitful, 498; always to be joined with giving of thanks, 427; against another, sinfulness of, ib.; of Jews, how distinguished from Christians, 432; monastic hours of, 456; preservative of our souls, 556; must be free from all passion, 433; from all doubting, ib.; power of, 430.
Preacher, duty of a, 428.
Presumption comes of ignorance, 467.
Pride, aroused by ignorance, 467.
Priest, commanding belongs to a, 449; the, as it were a common father of all the world, 426; his office to be honored for God's sake, 481; they that honor him, will honor God, ib.; if he teach heresy not to be obeyed, 482; a, by his office, a spiritual father, 483; intercession of, ib.; wicked, impairs not God's work, 481; an angel of the Lord, ib.; his words, not his own, but God's, 482; God worketh through evil, 483.
Principles for solving difficulties of God's doings, 507.
Priscilla, her zeal, 515.
Proclamation, the Gospel a, from God, 521.
Promise of God eternal, 520.
Prophets, false, 511.
Prosperity, real, shared fairly even now by good and bad, 411.
Psalmody, of the monks, 456.
Pure, all things pure to the, 529.
Purification, many means of, 549.
Ransom, meaning of, 431.
Reasoning, evil effects of, 424.
Reading, diligent, necessary for teachers, 450.
Regeneration, by grace, 538.
Religion, to be without show, or parade, 527.
Repetition, of the same subjects not annoying to those who practice them, 428.
Republic of Plato, 539 (note) .
Resurrection, of those who said it was past, 493.
Rich man, a, how he can be good, 448.
Riches, do not please of themselves but by means of covetousness, 431; to be despised, 443; true, ib.; not our own, ib.; how to take hence with us, ib.; love of, cannot exist with desire of heavenly things, ib.; beneath the care of Christians, 447; never justly gathered, ib.
Righteousness the true purifier, 499.
Robbers, tremble at judgment, 495.
Robe, to be sought by Christians, 414.
Rome, Christians at, probably men of consequence, 513.
Sabbath Day, distinguished from Lord's Day, 425.
Sacrifice of goods rewarded in this life, 443.
Saints, various as jewels, 458; many ways of becoming, ib.; conflicts of the, shared by aiding them, 484; their present honor a sign of future, 491; ever mixed with the wicked, 504; pleasantry of the, has serious meaning, 555; infirmities of the, why permitted, 515.
Saturn, plain of, in Cilicia, 529.
Seal of Christians, 494.
Secrecy, in sinning 548.
Self-command, real power, unfailing, 472.
Self-denial, grudging men exact extreme, 523.
Self-preference, sin of, 482.
Sensuality leads to hatred, 539.
Serians, 470 (note) .
Service, daily, 426.
Services of God and mammon contrasted, 473.
Sepulchre, the body a, when the soul is dead, 499.
Sins, some to be checked with authority, 495.
Slave, a Christian life will be admired in a, 533.
Sobriety, what it consists in, 536.
Soldiers, spiritual, must endure hardness, 488.
Solomon, experience of, in knowledge of the world, 462.
Son, heretical comments on the term, applied to Timothy, 409 (note) .
Sons, not all true, 521.
Spirit, the, mark of the Church, 425.
Stephen, St., prayer of, 427.
Strangers, kindness to be shown to, 455.
Strife, inconsistent in a Christian, 497.
Submission, in suffering, 553.
Superstitions, condemned, 440.
Swine, flesh of, not unclean, 445.
Teachers, engaged more than the taught in the contest, 424; what is required of, ib.; not to disdain instruction, ib.; as luminaries, as leaven, as angels among men, 440; must use diligent study, 450; need both gentleness and authority, 467; responsibilities and claims of, 481; must think their disciples everything, ib.; we must not judge our, but ourselves, 483; succession of, 488; must not be impatient, 497; two things that disquiet, 506.
Theater, the heavenly, 526.
Timothy, submitted to be circumcised, 407; affection of St. Paul for, ib.; his youth no hindrance to his promotion, ib.; alleged miracles by the bones of, ib. (note) ; the time when placed at Ephesus, 409; manner of his appointment, 423; his strictness, abstinence, 439; commanded to read, 449; whole church and people of Asia committed to, 461; fastings of, 464; why not cured, 465; miracles of, ib.; encouraged in his duties, 475; intensity of St. Paul's love for, 476; faith of, hereditary, ib.; gift given to, 477; advice to, through him to all teachers, 488; consoled, 511; second Epistle to, a sort of Testament, full of consolation, ib.; why St. Paul begs him to come to him, 513.
Titanes, a warlike dance called, 470 (note) .
Titus, an approved companion of St. Paul, 519; his character, ib.; his jurisdiction, ib.; mentioned in the Acts, ib. (note) ; perhaps a Corinthian, ib.; required not many words, ib.; Epistle to, written before that to Timothy, ib.; character of Epistle to, 520; why left in Crete, 524; St. Paul at liberty when he wrote to, 519.
Tongue, the, to be kept pure, 427.
Transgression, real cause of uncleanness in meats, &c., 531.
Trials, prolonged to the impatient, 543.
Tribulation, should not haste to be rid of, 543.
Uncleanliness, no honor in, 523.
Unguents, kind of, to be sought for by Christians, 415.
Unmarried, duties of the, 454.
Unrighteous, sufferings of the, 495.
Vainglory, difficulty of overcoming, 526.
Vanity, of earthly things, 462.
Value, of things imaginary, 470.
Vessels, earthen, twofold meaning of, 496.
Vices, unnatural, of the heathen, 539.
Violence, hinders influence, 525.
Virgins, to be simple in their dress, 433; hoods and veils worn by, 434; reproved for over-carefulness about dress, ib.; have Christ for their Bridegroom, ib.; have entered upon a great contest, ib.; should be an example to others, 435; the foolish, failed in almsgiving, 498 (note) .
Virtues, real goods, 448.
Warfare, good and bad, 424.
Water, worldly things as, 512.
Way, the narrow, 542.
Widows, what makes, 450; to receive honor from the priest, ib.; domestic duty of, ib.; God the stay of, if desolate, ib.; must renounce pleasure, 451; intemperate threatened, 453; "list of widows" relieved by the Church, ib. (note) ; strictness required of, 454; directions to younger, 459; marriage of, recommended to prevent evil, 460; with relations, ib.
Woman, taught once and ruined all, 436.
Women, to be modest in dress, 433; to be silent and modest, 435; not to speak in Church, ib.; in St. Chrysostom's time open to reproof, ib.; must not teach, but occupy station of learners, ib.; why made subject to men, ib.; salvation to, through child-bearing, 436; yet saved without children, ib.; what they may do, 516; many suffered martyrdom, ib.; not inferior in spiritual matters, ib.; forbidden to teach, 532; those who led to war, condemned, 539; duties of, 454.
World despised, heaven gained, 516.
Worth, moral, alone real, 470.
Zeal, in good works, 537.
Zenas, the lawyer, 541.
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