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  • Wherever the bishop shall appear, let the multitude of also be, just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the catholic [i.e., universal] church. It is not lawful either to baptize or to celebrate a love feast without the bishop, but whatever he approves of, that is also pleasing to God.

  • It is better to be silent and be real than to talk and not be real.

  • As for me, my charter is Jesus Christ, the inviolable charter is His cross and His death and resurrection, and faith through Him.

  • It is outrageous to utter the name of Jesus Christ and live in Judaism.

    Jesus   Names   Christ  
  • It is right, therefore, that we not just be called Christians, but that we actually be Christians.

  • I hunger for the bread of God, the flesh of Jesus Christ ...; I long to drink of his blood, the gift of unending love.

  • Let us therefore be of a reverent spirit, and fear the long-suffering of God, that it tend not to our condemnation.

    Long   Suffering   Spirit  
  • Take care, then, to be firmly grounded in the teachings of the Lord and his apostles so that you may prosper in all your doings both in body and in soul, in faith and in love, in the Son, and in the Father and in the Spirit, in the beginning and in the end, along with your most worthy bishop and his spiritual crown, your presbyters, and with the deacons, who are men of God.

  • The Lord did nothing either of himself or through his apostles without his Father, with whom he is united; so too, you should undertake nothing without the bishop and the presbyters priests.

  • I would rather die and come to Jesus Christ than be king over the entire earth. Him I seek who died for us; Him I love who rose again because of us.

    Jesus   Kings   Rose  
  • He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.

  • See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as ye would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God. Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop. [] Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. [] Whatsoever [the bishop] shall approve of, that is also pleasing to God, so that everything that is done may be secure and valid.

    Jesus   Father   Men  
  • Be careful, therefore, to take part only in the one Eucharist; for there is only one Flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ and one cup to unite us with His Blood.

    Jesus   Blood   Flesh  
  • [Jesus] was born and baptized that by his suffering he might purify the water.

    Jesus   Water   Baptism  
  • It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to receive forgiveness before confessing his trespasses.

    Hate   Men   Impossible  
  • Our task is not one of producing persuasive propaganda; Christianity shows its greatness when it is hated by the world.

    Greatness   Tasks   World  
  • Pray without ceasing on behalf of other men...For cannot he that falls rise again?

    Fall   Men   Praying  
  • Now do I begin to be a disciple of Christ, and care for nothing in this world, that so I may find Jesus. Let fire, or the cross, or wild beasts, or the breaking of my bones, or the cutting of me to pieces, or the shattering of my whole body, yea, all the tortures of the devil - let them all come upon me, only let me enjoy my God.

    Jesus   Cutting   Fire  
  • Do everything as if He were dwelling in us. Thus we shall be His temples and He will be within us as our God - as He actually is.

  • I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian.

    Christian   Wish  
  • I greet you from Smyrna together with the Churches of God present here with me. They comfort me in every way, both in body and soul. My chains, which I carry about on me for Jesus Christ, begging that I may happily make my way to God, exhort you: persevere in your concord and in you community prayers.

    Faith   Jesus   Prayer  
  • Therefore run together as into one temple of God, as to one altar, as to one Jesus Christ, who came forth from one Father, and is with and has gone to one.

    Running   Jesus   Father  
  • I am God's wheat and shall be ground by their teeth so that I may become Christ's pure bread.

    Teeth   May   Wheat  
  • Let not then any one deceive you, as indeed you are not deceived, inasmuch as you are wholly devoted to God.

  • Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself.

    Clever   Fall   Humility  
  • I no longer take pleasure in perishable food or in the delights of this world. I want only God's bread, which is the Flesh of Jesus Christ, formed of the seed of David, and for drink I crave His Blood which is love that cannot perish.

    Jesus   Blood   Delight  
  • Your accord and harmonious love is a hymn to Jesus Christ...in perfect harmony, and taking your pitch from God, you may sing in unison and in one voice to the Father through Jesus Christ.

    Jesus   Father   Love Is  
  • Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church

  • For Faith is the beginning and the end is love, and God is the two of them brought into unity. After these comes whatever else makes up a Christian gentleman.

  • Only let it be in the name of Jesus Christ, that I may suffer together with Him! I endure everything because He Himself, Who is perfect man, empowers me.

    Jesus   Men   Names  
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