1-13-2013-PATRISTIC QUOTATIONS FROM AD DAYS


"REMARKS"

THE FOLLOWING QUOTATIONS CAME FROM MEN OF THE DAYS OF AD, MEN WHO BECAME CHRISTIANS AND HAVE QUITE REVEALING QUOTATIONS, ABOUT LIFE AND GOD, YAH'WEH. THEY ARE SUBTITLED BY WHAT SUBJECT MATTER THE QUOTATION FALLS UNDER.



******************************MURDER***********************

"THERE ARE ALSO WOMEN AMONG YOU (PAGANS), WHO BY TAKING CERTAIN "DRUGS", DESTROY THE BEGINNINGS OF THE FUTURE HUMAN BEING, WHILE IT IS STILL IN THE WOMB AND GUILTY OF "INFANTICIDE", BEFORE THEY ARE MOTHERS."

**BY MINUCIUS FELIX, OCTAVIUS* (THIRD CENTURY) DISTINGUISHED LAWYER OF AFRICAN ORIGIN. A CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY FROM STOICISM.


"A WOMAN WHO HAS DELIBERATELY DESTROYED  A FETUS, MUST PAY THE PENALTY OF MURDER."

*BASIL THE GREAT*(330-379 AD) A PILLAR OF THE ORIENTAL CHURCHES-


"IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE, WHETHER IT IS A LIFE ALREADY BORN THAT ONE SNATCHES AWAY, OR, A LIFE THAT IS COMING TO BIRTH, THAT ONE DESTROYS. THE FUTURE MAN, IS A MAN ALREADY: THE WHOLE FRUIT IS PRESENT IN THE SEED."

*TERTULLIAN* (160-230 AD) THE CHRISTIAN DEFENSE


"SOME GO AS FAR AS TO TAKE "POTION", THAT THEY MAY INSURE BARRENNESS AND THUS, MURDER HUMAN BEINGS ALMOST BEFORE THEIR CONCEPTION. SOME, WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES WITH CHILD, THROUGH THEIR SIN, USE "DRUGS" TO PROCURE ABORTION AND WHEN,(AS OFTEN HAPPENS), THEY DIE WITH THEIR OFFSPRING AND THEY ENTER THE LOWER WORLD, LADEN WITH THE GUILT, NOT ONLY OF MURDER, BUT ALSO OF SUICIDE AND CHILD MURDER.

*JEROME* (347-420 AD)


*************WHEN DOES LIFE BEGIN************

"LIFE BEGINS WITH CONCEPTION, BECAUSE WE CONTEND THAT THE SOUL, BEGINS AT CONCEPTION. LIFE BEGINS WHEN THE SOUL BEGINS." 

*TERTULLIAN*


"THOSE ALSO, WHO GIVE DRUGS CAUSING ABORTIONS, ARE MURDERS THEMSELVES, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE POISON, WHICH KILLS THE FETUS.*" 

BASIL THE GREAT* (330-379 AD)


***********************ADOPTION****************************


"FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE IN GOD, ARE SONS OF GOD BY ADOPTION: BUT THE ONLY BEGOTTEN ALONE, IS SON BY NATURE."

*JOHN CASSIAN* (360-435 AD)


*****************************ADVERSITY********************

"WHEN GOD EXPOSES US TO ADVERSITIES, IT IS EITHER TO PROVE OUR PERFECTIONS, OR, CORRECT OUR IMPERFECTIONS."

*AUGUSTINE* (354-430 AD) "THE RICHEST MIND IN CHRISTENDOM" 


"THE SUFFERING OF ADVERSITY DOES NOT DEGRADE YOU, BUT EXALTS YOU; HUMAN TRIBULATION TEACHES YOU, IT DOES NOT DESTROY."

*ISIDORE OF SEVILLE" (560-636 AD)


"DO NOT LET ANYTHING CATCH YOUR EYE, BESIDES JESUS, FOR WHOM I CARRY AROUND IN THESE CHAINS-MY SPIRITUAL PEARLS.

*IGNATIUS* (DIED 117 AD) BISHOP OF ANTIOCH


"IF WHEN YOU ARE ILL-TREATED, YOU SHOW GENTLENESS, THE WHOLE GLORY OF YOUR VICTORY IS ATTRIBUTED TO GOD; BUT IF YOU STAND UP AGAINST YOUR ENEMY AND FIGHT HIM, THE VICTORY IS YOURS TO BE SURE, BUT, THE SHEPHERD JESUS, IS HIDDEN.

*JOHN CHRYSOSTOM* (345-407) GREAT FATHER OF THE CHURCH, DIED IN EXILE.


"THE SAINTS, HOWEVER, DO NOT WITHER IN THE FACE OF TRIALS."

*ATHANASIUS* (298-373 AD) PART OF THE COUNCIL OF NICEA.


*****************************ANGELS**************************


"AN ANGEL IS AN INTELLIGENT BEING, EVER IN MOTION, WITH FREE WILL, INCORPOREAL, MINISTERING TO GOD, HAVING BY GRACE, OBTAINED IMMORTALITY IN HIS NATURE, THE FORM AND LIMITATION OF WHOSE ESSENCE, IS KNOWN TO THE CREATOR ALONE."

*JOHN DAMASCENE* (645-749 AD)


"THE ANGELS ARE SPIRITS; BUT IT IS NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE SPIRITS, THAT THEY ARE ANGELS. IT IS WHEN THEY ARE SENT, THAT THEY BECOME ANGELS. FOR ANGEL IS THE NAME OF AN OFFICE, NOT OF A NATURE........BY REASON OF WHAT THEY ARE, THEY ARE SPIRITS. BY REASON OF WHAT THEY DO, THEY ARE ANGELS."

*AUGUSTINE* (354-430 AD)


"ANGELS ARE SECONDARY LIGHTS, HAVING THEIR LIGHT FROM THE "FIRST LIGHT", WHO IS WITHOUT BEGINNING. THEY HAVE NO NEED OF SPEECH AND HEARING, FOR WITHOUT UTTERED WORD, THEY IMPART TO EACH OTHER, THEIR OWN THOUGHTS AND PURPOSES."

*JOHN DAMASCENE* (645-759 AD)


"THIS IS HOW ANGELS DIFFER FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT; HIS NATURE IS HOLINESS, WHEREAS THE HOLINESS THAT IS IN THE ANGELS, IS THERE BY REASON OF THEIR PARTICIPATING IN IT."

*BASIL THE GREAT* (330-379 AD)


"THEY ARE SENT FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE WHO WILL INHERIT SALVATION."

*HILARY OF POITIERS* (DIED 367 AD)


"ANGELS ARE INCOMPARABLY FAR ABOVE US IN RESPECT TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE. CERTAINLY THEY ARE MORE EXTENDED INTERIORLY AND EXTERIORLY IN KNOWING, BECAUSE THEY CONTEMPLATE THE "FONT" ITSELF OF "KNOWLEDGE."

"GREGORY THE GREAT" (540-604) A RICH MAN WHO SOLD EVERYTHING AND USED THE MONEY TO BUILD 7 MONASTERIES.


"ANGELS WHO RENOUNCED THE BEAUTY OF GOD, FOR A BEAUTY WHICH FADES, AND SO FELL FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH."

"CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA" (150-220) 


"THE CREATOR OF ALL GOODS, GRANTED NO GRACE FOR THE REPARATION OF THE WICKED ANGELS, SHOULD IT NOT RATHER BE OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THEIR GUILT WAS JUDGED TO BE ALL THE MORE DAMNABLE , AS THEIR NATURE WAS MORE SUBLIME."

*AUGUSTINE* (354-430 AD)


"THE MORE SUPERIOR IS A RATIONAL NATURE, SO MUCH THE WORSE IS ITS RUIN; AND THE MORE UNBELIEVABLE, IS ITS SIN, SO MUCH THE MORE, THE DAMNABLE IT IS."

*AUGUSTINE*


"THEY SHALL BE AS THE ANGELS, THUS WHILE LIKENESS TO THE ANGELS IS PROMISED, IDENTITY WITH THEM IS REFUSED."

*JEROME* (347-420)


**********************ANTICHRIST**************************


"BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, WHO HAS CONFINED THE GREATNESS OF THAT TRIBULATION TO A FEW DAYS, FOR HE SAYS, BUT FOR THE ELECTS SAKE, THOSE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED, AND THE ANTICHRIST SHALL REIGN "ONLY" THREE AND A HALF YEARS-A TIMES AND A DIVIDING OF TIMES."

*CYRIL OF JERUSALEM* (315-386 AD)


"I CONSIDER THAT THE MARTYRS OF THAT SEASON, WILL BE GREATER THAN ALL MARTYRS; FOR THE FORMER MARTYRS WRESTLED WITH MAN ONLY; BUT THESE, IN THE TIME OF THE ANTI-CHRIST, WILL BATTLE WITH SATAN HIMSELF, IN PERSON."

*CYRIL OF JERUSALEM* (315-386 AD)


"I FEAR THE WARS OF THE NATIONS; I FEAR THE DIVISIONS AMONG CHRISTIANS; I FEAR THE HATRED AMONG BRETHREN. ENOUGH! BUT GOD FORBID THAT IT SHOULD BE FULFILLED IN OUR DAYS. HOWEVER, LET US BE PREPARED."

*CYRIL OF JERUSALEM*


"FOR IF YOU BELIEVE NOT IN CHRIST, MUCH MORE, OUGHT YOU NOT TO BELIEVE IN THE ANTI-CHRIST.

*JOHN CHRYSOSTOM*


"ANTICHRIST IS COMING, BUT ABOVE HIM, COMES CHRIST ALSO."

*CYPRIAN* (200-258 AD)



********************************ATHEISM*********************


"SO, THEN , WE ARE CALLED ATHEISTS. WE CONFESS THAT WE ARE ATHEISTS AS FAR AS FALSE gods ARE CONCERNED BUT, NOT WITH RESPECT TO THE TRUE GOD."

*JUSTIN* (100-165 AD) BEHEADED, WITH 6 OTHER CHRISTIANS IN ROME.


****************************ATONEMENT*******************


"AFTER JESUS PUBLIC MINISTRY, HE DID NOT EAT OF THE LAMB, BUT HIMSELF SUFFERED AS THE TRUE LAMB, IN THE PASSOVER FEAST."

*PETER OF ALEXANDER* (260-311 AD)  MARTYRED


"JESUS THE LAMB, THAT HAD COME TO SET FREE THE FLOCKS AND THE OXEN FROM SACRIFICES."

*EPHRAIM, THE SYRIAN* (306-373 AD)


*****************************BAPTISM************************


"THE VIRTUE OF BAPTISM, IS TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS A COVENANT WITH GOD, FOR A SECOND LIFE."

*GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS* (330-394)


"FOR PRISONERS,(OF SIN), BAPTISM IS RANSOM, FORGIVENESS OF DEBTS, DEATH OF SIN, REGENERATION OF THE SOUL, A RESPLENDENT GARMENT, AN UNBREAKABLE SEAL, A CHARIOT TO HEAVEN, A PROTECTOR ROYAL, A GIFT OF ADOPTION."

*BASIL THE GREAT* (330-379 AD)


"WHO THEREFORE, SAYS THAT SINS ARE NOT ENTIRELY FORGIVEN IN BAPTISM, LET HIM SAY THAT THE EGYPTIANS DID NOT REALLY DIE IN THE RED SEA."

*GREGORY THE GREAT* (540-604 AD)


*********************THE BIBLE****************************


"THE SACRED SCRIPTURES COME FROM THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; SO THAT THERE IS NOTHING IN THE PROPHETS, OR THE LAW, OR THE GOSPEL, OT THE EPISTLES, WHICH DESCENDS NOT FROM DIVINE MAJESTY."

*ORIGEN* (185-255 AD) AUTHORED SOME 2000 BOOKS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DEEMED HIM A HERETIC.


"GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF BOTH TESTAMENTS, BECAUSE THE NEW TESTAMENT, IS PREFIGURED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE OLD TESTAMENT, IS UNVEILED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT."

*AUGUSTINE* (354-430 AD)


"AFTER JESUS CHRIST, THERE IS NO NEED OF FURTHER SEARCH; NOR AFTER THE GOSPEL, IS THERE ANY FURTHER INQUIRY. IN AS MUCH AS WE BELIEVE, WE DESIRE NOTHING FURTHER TO BE BELIEVED. FOR BEYOND WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE, WE BELIEVE THERE IS NOTHING FURTHER THAT WE OUGHT  TO BELIEVE."

*TERTULLIAN* (160-230 AD)


"WHATEVER WE READ IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, WE FIND ALSO IN THE GOSPEL; AND WHAT WE READ IN THE GOSPEL, IS DEDUCED FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT. THERE IS THEREFORE, NO DISCORD BETWEEN THEM, NO DISAGREEMENT."

*JEROME* (347-420 AD)


"WE ARE ABLE BY THE GRACE OF GOD, TO EXPLAIN SOME  OF THE CONTRADICTIONS, WHILE WE MUST LEAVE OTHERS IN THE HANDS OF GOD AND THAT NOT ONLY IN THE PRESENT WORLD, BUT ALSO IN THAT WHICH IS TO COME, SO THAT GOD SHOULD FOREVER TEACH AND THAT MAN SHOULD FOREVER LEARN THE THINGS TAUGHT HIM BY GOD."

*IRENAEUS* (115-202 AD)


" HE WHO WRESTS THE WORDS OF THE LORD, ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PLEASURE, AND SAYS, THERE IS NO RESURRECTION AND JUDGMENT, IS THE FIRST BORN OF SATAN.

*POLYCARP* (69-155 AD) DISCIPLE OF JOHN AND A HEROIC MARTYR.


"IT CANNOT BE DENIED THAT THIS TEARING ASUNDER OF THE FAITH, HAS ARISEN FROM THE DEFECT OF POOR INTELLIGENCE, WHICH TWISTS WHAT IS READ, TO CONFORM TO ITS OPINION, INSTEAD OF DJUSTING  ITS OPINION, TO THE MEANING OF WHAT IS READ."

"HILLARY OF POITIERS" (DIED IN 367 AD)


"YOU SHALL NOT ABANDON THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD, BUT YOU SHALL KEEP WHAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED, ADDING NOTHING TO IT, NOR TAKING ANYTHING."

*DIDACHE* 


"IGNORANCE OF THE SCRIPTURE, IS IGNORANCE OF CHRIST."

*JEROME*


"IF YOU BELIEVE WHAT YOU LIKE IN THE GOSPEL, AND REJECT WHAT YOU DISLIKE, IT IS NOT THE GOSPEL YOU BELIEVE, BUT YOURSELF."

*AUGUSTINE* 


"THE HEARERS OF GODS WORD OUGHT TO BE LIKE THOSE ANIMALS WHO CHEW THE CUD; HE OUGHT NOT ONLY TO FEED UPON IT, BUT TO RUMINATE UPON IT."

*AUGUSTINE*


"STUDY YOUR HEART IN THE LIGHT OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, AND YOU WILL KNOW THEREIN WHO YOU WERE, WHO YOU ARE, AND WHO YOU OUGHT TO BE."

*FULGENCE OF RUSPE*


***********************CHRIST********************************


"SO FAR AS JESUS IS GOD, HE AND THE FATHER ARE ONE; SA FAR AS JESUS IS MAN, THE FATHER IS GREATER THAN HE."

*AUGUSTINE*


"ONE SON OF GOD, AND AT THE SAME TIME SON OF MAN; ONE SON OF MAN AND AT THE SAME TIME, SON OF GOD; NOT TWO SONS OF GOD, GOD AND MAN, BUT ONE SON OF GOD: GOD WITHOUT BEGINNING; MAN WITH A BEGINNING, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST."

*AUGUSTINE*


"THE CHRIST WAS TWOFOLD: MAN IS WHAT WAS SEEN, BUT GOD IS WHAT WAS NOT SEEN. AS MAN, HE TRULY ATE AS WE DO.....AS GOD, HE FED THE 5000, WITH 5 LOAVES."

*CYRIL OF JERUSALEM*


"THE SON OF GOD, BORN OF THE VIRGIN DID NOT FIRST BECOME THE SON OF GOD, WHEN HE BECAME SON OF MAN; BUT ALREADY BEING THE SON OF GOD, HE THEN BECAME THE SON OF MAN."

*HILARY OF POITIERS*


"HE DESCENDED INDEED, INTO HADES ALONE BUT, HE AROSE ACCOMPANIED BY A MULTITUDE; AND RENT ASUNDER THAT MEANS OF SEPARATION WHICH HAD EXISTED FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD AND CAST DOWN ITS PARTITION WALL."

*IGNATIUS*


"JESUS HIMSELF, WHO WAS BEFORE THE AGES FROM THE FATHER, WITHOUT A MOTHER, IS HE HIMSELF, WHO AT THE END OF THE AGES, IS FROM THE MOTHER, BUT WITHOUT A FATHER."

*GREGORY THE GREAT*


"DIVINE GENERATION, IS A THING THE FULL NATURE OF WHICH THE HUMAN MIND IS INCAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING BY ANY INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS; BY FAITH, HOWEVER, IT IS GRASPED IN ITS FULLNESS. FOR EVEN IF I AM NOT PERMITTED TO KNOW HOW HE WAS BORN, NEITHER AM I PERMITTED TO BE IGNORANT OF THE FACT, THAT JESUS WAS BORN."

*AMBROSE OF MILAN*


" HE WHO HAS REALLY GRASPED WHAT JESUS SAID, CAN APPRECIATE HIS SILENCE."

*IGNATIUS*


"JESUS, THROUGH WHOM TIME WAS MADE, WAS MADE IN TIME; AND JESUS, OLDER BY ETERNITY THAN THE WORLD ITSELF, WS YOUNGER IN AGE THAN MANY OF HIS SERVANTS IN THE WORLD; JESUS, WHO MADE MAN, WAS MADE MAN; JESUS WAS GIVEN EXISTENCE BY A MOTHER, WHOM HE BROUGHT INTO EXISTENCE; HE WAS CARRIED IN HANDS WHICH HE FORMED; JESUS NURSED AT BREASTS WHICH HE FILLED; JESUS CRIED LIKE A BABE IN THE MANAGER, IN SPEECHLESS INFANCY---THIS WORD, WITHOUT HUMAN ELOQUENCE, IS SPEECHLESS!"

*AUGUSTINE*


"THE LORD JESUS WITHDRAWS, WHEN HE IS DENIED."

*CYPRIAN*


"THIS CHRIST, WHEN HE WAS COME, THE JEWS DENIED, BUT THE DEVILS CONFESSED......THE CHIEF PRIEST KNEW HIM NOT, AND THE DEVILS CONFESSED HIM."

*CYRIL OF JERUSALEM*


"WE SHOULD NOT BE HATED AND PUNISHED, BECAUSE WE ARE CALLED CHRISTIANS, FOR WHAT HAS A NAME TO DO WITH OUR BEING CRIMINALS?"

*ATHENAGORAS*


"IT IS FITTING THEN, NOT ONLY TO BE CALLED CHRISTIANS BUT TO BE SO IN REALITY. FOR IT IS NOT THE BEING CALLED SO, BUT THE BEING REALLY SO, THAT RENDERS A MAN BLESSED."

*IGNATIUS*


"CHRISTIANS HAVE A COMMON TABLE, BUT NO COMMON BED. THEY ARE IN THE FLESH, BUT THEY DO NOT LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH. CHRISTIANS LIVE ON EARTH, BUT THEIR CITIZENSHIP IS IN HEAVEN. CHRISTIANS OBEY THE ESTABLISHED LAWS, BU THROUGH THEIR WAY OF LIFE, THEY SURPASS THESE LAWS. THEY LOVE ALL MEN AND ARE PERSECUTED BY ALL. NOBODY KNOWS THEM AND YET THEY ARE CONDEMNED. THEY ARE PUT TO DEATH AND JUST THROUGH THIS, THEY ARE BROUGHT TO LIFE. THEY ARE POOR AS BEGGARS, AND YET THEY MAKE MANY RICH."

*LETTER TO DIOGNETUS*


"EVERY FOREIGN PLACE, IS THEIR FATHERLAND, AND EVERY FATHERLAND, IS TO THEM, THEIR FOREIGN PLACE."

*LETTER TO DIOGNETUS*


"CHRISTIANS CONVERSE AS THOUGH THEY ARE  AWARE, GOD IS LISTENING."

*TRETULLIAN*


"TO PUT IT BRIEFLY, WHAT THE SOUL IS IN THE BODY, THAT THE CHRISTIANS ARE IN THE WORLD......THE SOUL DWELLS IN THE BODY, BUT IT IS NOT OF THE BODY, AND CHRISTIANS DWELL IN THE WORLD, THOUGH THEY ARE NOT OF THE WORLD."

*LETTER TO DIOGNEUS*


"FIRSTLY, CHRISTIANS DERIVE THEIR EXISTENCE FROM GOD THE FATHER. SECONDLY, THEIR RATIONAL NATURE COMES FROM THE WORD. THIRDLY, THEIR HOLINESS COMES FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT."

*ORIGEN*


********************************CHURCH**********************


"FOR IF WE HOLD WITH A FIRM HEART, THE GRACE OF GOD, WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN US, WE ARE ISRAEL, THE SEED OF ABRAHAM."

*AUGUSTINE*


"HE CAN NO LONGER HAVE GOD, FOR HIS FATHER, WHO HAS NOT THE CHURCH, FOR HIS MOTHER."

*CYPRIAN*


"NOTHING WILL SO AVAIL TO DIVIDE THE CHURCH, AS LOVE OF POWER."

*JOHN CHRYSOTOM*


"IF ANY MAN FOLLOW HIM THAT SEPARATES FROM THE TRUTH, HE SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND IF ANY MAN DOES NOT STAND ALOOF FROM THE PREACHER OF FALSEHOOD, HE SHALL BE CONDEMNED TO HELL. FOR IT IS OBLIGATORY, NEITHER TO SEPARATE FROM THE GODLY, NOR TO ASSOCIATE WITH THE UNGODLY."

*IGNATIUS*


"THE MARTYRS WERE BOUND, IMPRISONED, SCOURGED, RACKED, BURNT, RENT, BUTCHERED,---AND THEY MULTIPLIED."

*AUGUSTINE*


"LET THE LAITY BE SUBJECT TO THE DEACONS; THE DEACONS TO THE PRESBYTERS; THE PRESBYTERS TO THE BISHOP; THE BISHOP TO CHRIST, EVEN AS HE IS TO THE FATHER."

*IGNATIUS*


"SIMPLICITY, PROVIDES FOR SANCTITY."

*CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA*


"LOVE OF DISPLAY, IS NOT FOR A LADY, BUT A COURTESAN,(PROSTITUTE)."

*CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA*


"FOR AS THE BRAND, SHOWS THE SLAVE, SO DO GAUDY CLOTHES, COLOR THE ADULTERESS."

*CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA*


"IN DRESS, AVOID SOMBER COLORS, AS MUCH AS BRIGHT ONES. SHOWINESS AND SLOVENLINESS,( NEATNESS AND CLEANLINESS), ARE ALIKE TO BE SHUNNED."

*JEROME*


"IS IT NOT MONSTROUS, THAT WHILE HORSES, BIRDS, AND THE REST OF THE ANIMALS....REJOICE IN ORNAMENT, THAT IS THEIR OWN, IN MANE, AND NATURAL COLOR, AND VARIED PLUMAGE; WOMAN, AS IF INFERIOR TO THE BRUTE CREATION, SHOULD THINK OF HERSELF SO UNLOVELY, AS TO NEED FOREIGN AND BOUGHT AND PAINTED BEAUTY."

*CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA*


"THE WOMEN WHO OUGHT TO SCANDALIZE CHRISTIANS, ARE THOSE WHO PAINT THEIR EYES AND LIPS, WITH ROUGE AND COSMETICS; WHOSE CHALKED FACES UNNATURALLY WHITE, ARE LIKE IDOLS; UPON WHOSE CHEEKS, EVERY CHANCE TEAR LEAVES A FURROW; WHO FAIL TO REALIZE, THAT YEARS MAKE THEM OLD; WHO HEAP THEIR HEADS WITH HAIR NOT THEIR OWN; WHO SMOOTH THEIR FACES AND RUB OUT THE WRINKLES OF AGE; AND WHO, IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR GRANDSONS, BEHAVE LIKE TREMBLING SCHOOLGIRLS."

*JEROME*


"IF ONE THINKS HIMSELF MADE BEAUTIFUL BY GOLD, HE IS INFERIOR TO GOLD."

*CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA*


"I WILL GIVE YOU A HINT OF WHAT FEATURES TO HIDE, IF YOU WANT TO LOOK YOUR BEST. SHOW NO NOSE UPON YOUR FACE AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. YOU WILL THEN STAND SOME CHANCE OF BEING COUNTED BOTH HANDSOME, AND ELOQUENT."

*JEROME*


"AVOID MEN, ALSO, WHEN YOU SEE THEM LOADED WITH CHAINS AND WEARING LONG HAIR, LIKE WOMEN, CONTRARY TO THE APOSTLES PRECEPT."

*JEROME*

**TO BE CONTINUED ON "PART 2 PATRISTIC QUOTATIONS FROM AD  DAYS"