Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban, Volume 2

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Page 237 - Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles; that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Page 237 - But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people ; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
Page 141 - The lions do lack, and suffer hunger ; but they who seek the LORD shall want no manner of thing that is good.
Page 8 - In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
Page 92 - That I might bless the Lord Who conserves all, Heaven with its countless bright orders, Land, strand, and flood ; That I might search the books all, That would be good for...
Page 152 - Donnan then went with his people to the Hebrides, and they took up their abode there in a place where the sheep of the queen of the country were kept. This was told to the queen. ' Let them all be killed,' said she. ' That would not be a religious act,
Page 159 - Oswald reigned, and those among them that had received priest's orders, administered to them the grace of baptism. Churches were built in several places; the people joyfully flocked together to hear the word; money and lands were given of the king's bounty to build monasteries; the English, great and small, were, by their Scottish masters, instructed in the rules and observance of regular discipline; for most of them that came to preach were monks.
Page 12 - Patricius ; they observed one mass, one celebration, one tonsure from ear to ear. They celebrated one Easter, on the fourteenth moon after the vernal equinox ; and what was excommunicated by one Church, all excommunicated. They rejected not the services and society of women1; because founded on the Rock of Christ, they feared not the blast of temptation'. This order of saints continued for four reigns.
Page 35 - And he said to them, It is permitted to you that some one of you go under the earth of this island to consecrate it. Odhran arose quickly and thus spake, If you accept me, said he, I am ready for that.
Page 26 - Church commemorations ; for, by his word and example, he with anxious care taught their nation, — that of the Scots, to wit, — the orthodox faith, although they had for a long time previously believed in Christ. Before his arrival, the Scots had, as teachers of the faith and administrators of the Sacraments, priests only, or monks, following the rite of the primitive Church.

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