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The Paradise Or Garden of the Holy Fathers

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Pages: 232

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: ?Anân-Îshô?

Excerpt from book: "Then the two brethren said unto each other, ' Let us go to " ' the Patriarch of Rome, and he will avenge us and will take " ' vengeance on all these [Bishops].' And having gone to the " great Patriarch and Bishop of Rome, and made him to know " their matter, and what the Bishop and Patriarch [of Antioch] "had said unto them, they said at length, 'We have come " ' unto thee because thou art the head of them all.' Then the " Bishop of Rome also said unto them, ' I also excommunicate " ' you and excommunicateyeshallbe.'Then,not knowing what "to do, they said to each other, 'All these men accept the " ' persons each of the other, and each honoureth the other, " ' because they are accustomed to assemble together at the " ' Synods, but let us go to the holy man of God, Epiphanius, " ' Bishop of Cyprus, because he is indeed a Bishop, and he " ' doth not accept the person of any man.' Now when they "drew nigh unto the city, it was revealed unto Epiphanius " concerning them, and he sent [a man] to meet them, and to " say unto them, ' Ye shall not come into the city.' And when " they came to themselves they repented, and said, ' In very " ' truth we have sinned: with what can we justify ourselves? " ' For, even supposing that the Bishop and the Patriarchs "'have excommunicated us in an unseemly manner, perad- " ' venture this man is a prophet besides, for behold, God hath " ' revealed unto him concerning us beforehand: let us then " 'condemn ourselves in respect of everything which we have " ' done.' Then when God, Who knoweth that which is in the " hearts [of men] saw that they had in very truth condemned '' themselves, He worked upon the mind of Epiphanius so that, " of his own accord, he sent and brought them, and associated "them in communion with him. And he also wrote concerning " th...  

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