The Writings of Methodius: Fragments
The Writings of Methodius: Fragments
Methodius

Translated by the Rev. William R. Clark, M.A., Vicar of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton
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Fragments

On the History of Jonah.

Extracts from the Work on Things Created.

From the Works of Methodius Against Porphyry.

From His Discourse Concerning Martyrs.

General Note.

Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna

Oration on the Palms.

Elucidations.

Three Fragments from the Homily on the Cross and Passion of Christ.

I. Methodius, Bishop, to those who say: What doth it profit us that the Son of…

II. The Same Methodius to Those Who are Ashamed of the Cross of Christ.…

III. The Same Methodius: How Christ the Son of God…

Some Other Fragments of the Same Methodius.

I. But, perhaps, since the friends of Job imagined that they understood the reason why he…

II. Observe that the Lord was not wont from the beginning to speak with man…

III. Many have descended into the deep, not so as to walk on it…

IV. Seest thou how, at the end of the contest…

V. But Methodius: The Holy Spirit, who of God is given to all men…

VI. The Same Methodius. I account it a greater good to be reproved than to reprove…

VII. The Same Methodius. Human nature cannot clearly perceive pure justice in the soul…

VIII. The Same Methodius. Wickedness never could recognise virtue or its own self.…

IX. The Same Methodius. Justice, as it seems, is four square, on all sides equal and like.…

Two Fragments, Uncertain.

I. The beginning of every good action has its foundation in our wills, but the conclusion is of God.

II.

General Note.




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