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N the Confeffion of the Faith of the Greek Church, compil'd by a Synod at Fafs in Moldavia, and confirm'd by another at Conftantinople in the prefence of all the four Patriarchs, we have thefe words, in anfwer to this Queftion, “ What "is fecondly implied by our profeffing to believe “ in the Holy Catholick Church?
Ὅτι παρ ἐδενὸς τόπε ἡ καθολικὴ ἐκκλησία ἔἴληφε τὄνομα. Αι δ' τοπικαὶ μερικαὶ εἰσιν, οἷ ἡ ἐν Ἐφέσῳ, ἡ ἐν Αντιωχείᾳ, ἡ ἐν Ἱεροσολύμοις, ἡ ἐν Ρώμη, ἡ ἐν ̓Αλιξανδρείᾳ, καὶ αἱ λοιπαὶ, &c.
Vide ὀρθόδοξον ὁμολογίαν, printed in Valachia, Anno 1699.p. 199.
Against the Primacy and Supremacy of the Pope, there are various Tracts in my Collection of this Sort. But for a Specimen of their Opinions in this matter, take the following words of the present Patriarch of Ferufalem, in his Preface to his Edition of the ΤόμG ἀγάπης.
Μήτε ὁ Κωνςαντινεπόλεως, μήτε οἱ λοιπὸν πατρι ἀρχα, μήτε ἄλλΘ τίς ὀρθόδοξα ἐφρόνησε ποτὲ τὶ ἔχῃ ἡ ἐκκλησία Κωνςαντινεπόλεως ἐν τῇ καθόλυ ἐκε κλησίᾳ μοναρχικὸν, ἡ αὐτοκρατορικὸν, ἡ γενικὸν ἀξίωμα, ἀλλ ̓ ἔςι κεφαλὴ προτούσσα καὶ μόνῳ ἢ τάξιν, ἅπερ καὶ αὐτὸ μέγα τι 53ὶν ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ. Ελα φρονείτως οἱ παπιςαὶ, ὅτι ὁν τρόπον ἡ ἀνατολικὴ ἐκκλησία λέγι * Κωνςαντινεπόλεως πρῶτον καὶ κεφα. λέω ' ἐκκλησίας, καὶ † τρόπον τόπον, ὅτι καὶ ὁ ἐπί σκοπ@ Ρώμης πρώτω καὶ κεφαλὴ τὸ ἐκκλησίας, καὶ δεχόμεθα - Ρώμης πρῶτον ) καὶ κεφαλλὼ ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ,
κλησίᾳ. Αλλ' ε πραδέχον) τότο: ἄρα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἶ παραδεχόμθα * Ρώμης ἔτε πρώτον, ἔτε κεφαλίω, ἔτε μ' διόλυ ἐπίσκοπον ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ.
In another Tome published by the fame Patriarch, under the Title of Tou& nalMays these are the Summaries of particular Chapters.
Ὅτι ἐ μόνον ὁ τ πρεσβυτέρας Ρώμης θρόνου απο ςολικὸς καλεί), αλλα καὶ ἕνας ( * ἄλλων Πατριας·χικῶν θρόνων.
Ὅτι μία καθολικὴ καὶ ἀποςολικὴ ἐκκλησία, ἐχ πρεσβυτέρας Ρώμης λέξεις, ἀλλ' ἡ τ' οἰκεμβύης πάσης * ὀρθοδόξων.
Dr. Hickes's Anfwer to the Query, p. 2.
The Doctor's Reafon given for tranfcribing the
The alledg'd miftake of the word HOLY for Ro-
The other pretended mistake, of INFALLIBILITY
A Church may be a True Catholick Apoftolick
Church, tho it had not its being from the firft
Foundation of Chriftianity.
CHA P. II.
The Miffioner's trifling defence, for disingenuously
Sending a manifold Query under the name of
The Antiquated Queftion, Whre was the Prote-
flant Church before Luther? anfwered, p. 43.
The Miffioner's undecent Reflections upon A. B.
Cranmer retorted upon one of the Popes,
Returning Queries to Queries no new way of an-
Divine Worship paid to a material Crofs by the
The Miffioner's fallacious Challenge.
Preliminaries propos'd in order to the Controversy,
That the Reformed Church of England profeffetb
the fame Faith or Religion, which the whole
Catholick Church (that of Rome not excepted)
profeffed a thousand Years ago, prov'd from Coun-
cils, ancient Writers, &c.
The Lord's Prayer a Rule for Prayer, and the
Apoftles Creed a Rule of Faith to be learned by
Catechumens in the vulgar Tongue, p. 63
The fame Faith or Religion pure and entire without
fereign mixtures or additions to the end of the
vii Century, which the Church of England now
The firft Confeffion of Faith with new additions in
The Decrees of that Council condemned, Anno
By another Council held at Conftantino-
ple, Anno 814,
And by a Synod at Paris, Anno 825, p. 67 How the Church of England agreed then with the German and Gallican Churches, ibid. The Church of England the fame now as then,
The diftinction of Veneratio, from Cultus and Invocatio, p. 69
The Faith or Religion which the Church of England now profeffeth, agrees with Pope Gregory the Great's Confeffions, both before and after bis Confecration. P. 70, 71, 72, &c.
CHA P. IV.
What is there meant by the word PERISH, P. 75, 76 The diftinction between a True or Real, and a Sound
In what fenfe a Church may properly be faid to PERISH, p. 83
The word CHURCH ufed in Scripture in a larger and a narrower fenfe, it fometimes fignifies the whole, fometimes part of the Catbolick Church, p. 85 Used in the fame fenfe by Old Ecclefiaftical Wri
p. 86 The Roman Church but a part of the Catholick Church, p. 98 The acceptation of the word CHURCH in the larger general fenfe for the Church of Rome only, abfurd and contrary to that Article, I believe the Holy Catholick Church, p. 99
The Church of Rome taken only for a particular Church both by the Ancient Greek and Latin Writers,