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Sacred History.

On Friday morning they deliver him up to the Roman
governor, Pontius Pilate, who sees and declares him inno-
cent, yet fearing not to be thought a friend to Cesar, con-
demns him to the death of the Cross.

He dies on the Cross, and is buried. For the history of his
passion, see Matthew, xxvi. Xxvii. xxviii. Mark, xiv. xv.
xvi. Luke, xxii. xxiii. xxiv. John, xviii. xix. xx.

The miracles at his death. Ibid.
He riseth from death the third day. Ibid.

His different apparitions that very day: and others aster.
wards. Ibid.

He gives his apostles power to forgive sins. John, xx.

He gives to St. Peter the charge over his whole Church.
John, xxi.

He promiseth to be with his Church to the end of the
world. Matthew, xxviii.

After forty days he ascends in their right into heaven.
Acts, i.

St. Matthias is chosen an Apostle in the place of Judas
the traitor. Acts, i.

The day of pentecost the Holy Ghost descended upon
them, and upon all present with them, in a visible manner.
4cts, ii.

The wonderful change wrought in the Apostles by the
coming of the Holy Ghost. Their undaunted courage.
Acts, ii. &c.

They preach the resurrection of Christ, the necessity of
believing in him, of repenting and doing penance.

St. Peter, the chief of the Apostles, converts on one day
three thousand, on another five thousand. Acts, ii. 41, and
Ibid. iv. 4.

He with St. John cures the lame beggar, that sat at the
gate of the temple. Acts, iii. 6.

The new christians have all things in common. Every
one's necessities are supplied out of the common stock.
Acts, iv. 32.

Ananias and Saphira for reserving some part of the mo-
ney of a field sold, and for lying to the Holy Ghost, fall dead
at St. Peter's feet. Acts, v.

The election of the seven deacons. Acts, vi.

Saul, by virtue of a commission from the chief priests,
persecutes the christians. Acts, ix.

St. Stephen was stoned to death. Acts, vii. 58.

The ministers of the gospel being dispersed, preach in
Judea and Samaria, &c.
St. Philip in Samaria, baptizeth Simon the Magician. He


Sacred History.

offers money to St. Peter to have the power of giving the

Holy Ghost Acts, viii.

St. Paul is miraculously converted going to persecute the
christians at Damascus. Acts, ix. He presently preacheth

St. Peter cures Eneas at Lydda, and raiseth to life Ta.
bitha at Joppe. Acts, ix.

The very shadow of his body cures all diseases. Acts, v.

89 He receives Cornelius the Centurion, and other Gentiles
with him into the church. Acts, X.

He is thought to have gone about this time to Antioch in
Syria, and to have founded the episcopal See.
41 He preached in Pontus, Galatia, &c.

St. Barnaby and St. Paul preach at Antioch, where the
believers were first called Christians. Acts, xvii. 26.
42 Herod Agrippa puts to death St. James, the brother of

St. John, and imprisons St. Peter, who was miraculously
delivered. Acts, xii.

St. Matthew, and afterwards St. Mark, wtote their Gos-
43 St. Paul and Barnaby sent to preach in Pamphylia, Pisi-

dia, Lycaonia. Afterwards in Pontus, Thracia, &c. Acta

xiii. xiv.
48 St. Peter about this time wrote his first epistle.
49 A dispute between St. Paul and some zealous converts

that had been Jews, about the obligation of making even
the Gentiles observe the Jewish laws. Acts, xv.

St. Paul and Barnaby are sent to Jerusalem, to have this
question decided by the Apostles, &c.

A council of the Apostles and bishops decides the ques-
tion, St. Peter speaking first, and St. James joining with
him. The letter of the council to their brethren the con-

verted Gentiles. Acts, xv.
51 St. Paul and St. Barnaby separate. Acts, xv.
32 St. Paul with Silas goes to Asia. St. Timothy and also St.

Luke become his companions. He goes to Philippi in Mace-
donia, to Thessalonica, to Berea, to Athens. Finds there an
altar dedicated to the unknown God. Acts, xvi. xvii.

He writes his first epistle to the Thessalonians, and the
second soon after.

He stays eighteen months at Corinth. Acts, xviii. 11.
35 He goes to Ephesus. After a short visit to the brethren at

Jerusalem, he goes to Antioch, and from thence again into
Galatia and Phrygia, and stays three years at Ephesus, and

thereabouts. Acts, xix.
56 He writes to the Galatians.

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57 He writes his first, and soon after his second epistle to
the Corinthians.

He prepares to go to Jerusalem with alıns he had ga.
thered. Acts, xx, and xxi.

He writes to the Romans.
58 He comes to Jerusalem. Acts, xxi.

The Jews seize St. Paul in the temple ; being beaten and
in danger of being murdered by them, he is rescued by
Lysias the tribune and his soldiers. Acts, xxi.

Lysias sends him to Felix the governor of Judea, then at
Cesarea, where he was two years a prisoner.

His discourse before King Agrippa, Felix, &c. Acts, xxv.

Having appealed to the tribunal of Cesar, he is sent to
Rome with other prisoners. Acts, xxvii.
61 A description of his voyage and shipwreck on the coast

of Malta. Every one in the ship is saved, being two hun-
dred and seventy-six persons. Act, xxvii. 44.

St. James about this time wrote his catholic epistle.

St. Paul's arrival at Rome. He is kept under custody
for two years, with a soldier to gua'sd him. Acts, xxviii.
62 He converts Onesimus, and sends him with his letter to
Philemon. He writes to the Philippians and Colossians.

St. James, Bishop of Jerusalem, there martyred.

St. Paul, being set at liberty, writes to the Hebrews.
66 Goes again into Asia. Made St. Timothy bishop in Asia,

and went into Macedonia, from whence he wrote his first

Epistle to Timothy.
68 St. Peter about this time wrote his second epistle.

About this time St. Peter and St. Paul came to Rome.
See Tillemont, &c.

Not long after they were both put in prison, and suffered

St. John about this time came to live in Asia, and go-
verned all those churches for many years.

St. John was put into a cauldron of boiling oil at Rome,
under Domitian, and banished to the island of Patmos,

where he had those wonderful visions of his Apocalypse.
06 He returns to Ephesus, under the Emperor Nerva.

He writes his gospel.
He dies at Ephesus, under Trajan, about the year 100


The power chap. xxxv. 4, 5. St. Matt. i. A BSOLUTION.

promised and given to the 23. St. Luke, i. 16, 17. Heb. pastors of the church, St. Matt. i. 8. He is the Creator of all xvi. 19. chap. xviii. 18, St. things, St. John, i. 3, 10, 11. John, xx. 22. 23.

Coloss. i. 5, 16, 17. Heb. i. 2, Angels. They have a charge 10, 11, 12. chap. iii. 4. The Lord over us, St. Matt. xviii. 10. of glory, 1 Cor. ii. 8. The King Heb. i. 14. See also Exodus, of kings, and Lord of lords, xxiii. 20, 21, &c. They offer up Apoc. xvii. 14. chap. xix. 16. our prayers, Apoc. viii. 4, and The first and the last: alpha pray for us, Zacharias, i. 12. and omega, the beginning and We have a communion with the end, the Almighty, Apoc. them, Heb. xii. 22. They have i. 7, 8, 17, 18. chap. ii. 8. chap. been honoured by the servants xxii. 12, 13. He died for all, of God, Josue, v. 14, 15, and John, iii, 16, 17. Rom. v. 18. invocated, Gen. xlviii. 15, 16. 2 Cor. v. 14, 15. 1 Tim. ii. 3, Osee, xii. 4. Apoc. i. 4. 4, 5, 6. chap. iv. 10. Heb. ii. 9.

Baptism. Ordained by Christ, 1 John, ii. 1, 2. Even for the St. Matt. xxviii. 19, Necessary reprobate, Rom. xiv. 15. 1 Cor. to salvation, St. John, iii. 5. viii. 11. 2 Peter, ii, 1. Administered by the Apostles The Church of Christ stands in water, Acts, viii. 36, 38. chap. for ever, St. Matt. xvi. 18. chap. X. 47, 48, also Ephes. v. 26. Xxviii. 10. St. John, xiv. 16, Heb. x. 22. 1 St. Peter, iii. 20, 17. Psal. xlvii. 8. Psal. lxxi. 21. For the baptism of infants, 5, 7. Psal. lxxxviij. 3, 4, 29, 36, St. Luke, xviii. 16, compared 37. Psal. cxxxi. 13, 14. Isaias, with St. John, iii. 5.

ix. 7. chap. liv. 9, 10. chap. lis. Christ. He is the only begot-20, 21. chap. lx. 15, 18. chap. ten, the true, and natural Son of lxii. 6. Jeremias, xxxi. 35, 36. God, St. Matt. xvi. 16. St. John, chap. xxxiii. 17, &c. Ezechiel, i. 13. chap. iii. 16, 18. Rom. viii. xxxviii. 24, 26. Dan. ii. 44. 32. 1 St. John, iv. 39. The same The Church is the kingdom of God with his Father, and equal Christ, St. Luke, i. 33. Daniel, to him, St. John, v. 18, 19, 23. ii. 44. The city of the great chap. x. 30. chap. xiv. 1, 9, &c. King, Psal. xlvii. 2. His rest chap. xvi. 14, 15. chap. xvii. and his habitation for ever. 10. Philipp. ii. 5, 6. True God, Psal. cxxxi. 13, 14. The house St. John, i. 1. chap. xx. 28, 29. of the living God, 1 Tim. iii. 15. Acts, xx. 25. Romans, ix. 5. The fold, of which Christ is the fitus, ii. 13. 1 St. John, iii. 16. shepherd, John, x. 16. The body, chap. v. 20. Also Isaias, lx. 9. of which Christ is the head,


Coloss. i. 18. Ephes. v. 23. The cient to salvation, St. John, vi. spouse, of which he is the bride- 51, 57, 58. Body and blood of groom, Ephes. v. 31, 32. Ever Christ, now inseparable, Rom. subject to him, and ever faithful vi. 9. Mention of one kind to him, ver. 24, ever loved and alone, Luke, xxiv. 30, 31. cherished by him, v. 25, 29, and Acts, ii. 42, 46. chap. xx. 7. 1 joined to him by an indissoluble Corinth. x. 17. union, v. 31, 32. The church is Confession of Sins, Numbers, the pillar and ground (or strong v. 6, 7. St. Matt. iii. 6. Acts, foundation) of the truth, 1 Tim. xix. 18. St. James, v. 16. The iii. 15. God's covenant with her obligation of confession is gais an everlasting covenant of thered from the judiciary power peace, Ezec. xxxvii. 62, con- of binding and loosing, forgiv firmed by a solemn oath, nerering and retaining sins, given to to be altered ; like that made to the pastors of Christ's Church, Noe, Isaias, liv. 9. A covenant St. Matt. xviii. 18. St. John, like that of the day and night to XX, 22, 23. stand for all generations, Jere- Confirmation, administered mias, xxxiii. 20, 21. God shall by the Apostles, Acts, viii. 15, be her everlasting light, Isa. 1x. 17. chap. xix. 6. See also 2 Cor. 18, 19. Whosoever shall gather i. 21, 22. Heb. iv. 2. togetlter against her shall fall; Continency: possible, Matt. and the nation that will not serve xix. 11, 12. The vow binding, her, shall perish, Isa. ?x. i 2, 15, Deut. xxiii. 21. The breach 17. The church is always one, of that vow damnable, 1 Tim. Cantic. vi. 9, 10. John, x. 16. v. 12. The practice comEphes, iv. 4,5. Always visible, mended, 1 Cor. vii. 7, 8, 27, Isa. ii. 2, 3. Micheas, iv. 1, 2. 37, 38, 40. For reasons which Matt. v. 14. Spread far and particularly have place in the near, and teaching many, na- clergy, ver. 32, 33, 35. tions, Psal. ii. 8. Psal. xxi. 27. Councils of the church, gaIsa. xlix. 6. chap. liv. 1, 2, 3. thered in Christ's name, are asDan. ii. 35, 44. Malach. i. 11, &c. sisted by Christ, St. Matt. xviii. The church is infallible in mat. 20. And by the Holy Ghost, ters of faith. This follows from Acts, xv. 28. Their decrees are the premises, particularly see diligently to be observed by the St. Matt. xvi. 18. chap. xxviii. faithful, Acts, xv. 41. chap. xvi. 19, 20. St. John, xiv. 16, 17, 26. | 4. See Church Guides. chap. xvi. 13. 1 Tim. iii. 14, Eucharist. The real presence 15. Isa. xxxv. 8. chap. liv. 9, of the body and blood of Christ, 10. chap. lix. 19, 20, 21, &c. and Transubstantiation proved

Church Guides, and their au- from Matt. xxvi. 26. Mark, thority, Deut. xvii. 8, 9, &c. xiv. 22, 24. Luke, xxii. 19. St. Matt. xviii. 17, 18. chap. John, vi. 51, 52, &c. 1 Cor. x. xxviii. 18, 19, 20. St. Luke x. 16. chap. xi. 24, 25, 27, 29. 16. St. John, xiv. 16, 17, 26. Eternity of Hell's torments, chap. xvi. 13. chap. xx. 21, &c. Matt. iii. 12. chap. xxv. 41, 46. Ephes. iv. 11, 12, &c. Heb. Mark, ix. 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, xiii. 7, 17. 1 John, iv. 6. Luke, iii. 17. 2 Thess. i. 7, & Communion in one kind suffi-9. Jude, 6, 7. Apoc. xiv. 10.

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