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St Augustine on 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 and Psalm 89

 2 Sam 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16~But it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying: Go, and say to my servant David: When thy days shall be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractates on John 1:6-8, 19-28

TRACTATE TWO Jn 1:6-8 It is fitting, brethren, that as far as possible we should treat of the text of Holy Scripture, and especially of the Holy Gospel, without omitting any portion, that both we ourselves may derive nourishment according … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 131

1. In this Psalm, the humility of one that is a servant of God and faithful is commended unto us, by whose voice it is sung; which is the whole body of Christ.3 For we have often warned you, beloved, … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14

 On the words of the gospel, Mt 22:2  etc., About the marriage of the king’s son; against the donatists, on charity. Delivered at Carthage in the Restituta. 1). All the faithful know the marriage of the king’s son, and his … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 20:1-16

Delivered on the Lord’s day, on that which is written in the gospel, Mt 20:1  “The kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 86

1. No greater gift could God have given to men than in making His Word, by which He created all things, their Head, and joining them to Him as His members: that the Son of God might become also the … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 65

1. The voice of holy prophecy must be confessed in the very title of this Psalm. It is inscribed, “Unto the end, a Psalm of David, a song of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, on account of the people of transmigration when … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Homily on John 6:51-58

“I am the living bread, which came down from heaven.” For that reason “living,” because I came down from heaven. The manna also came down from heaven; but the manna was only a shadow, this is the truth. “If any … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Tractates on John 7:32-39

The Following post contains St Augustine’s Tractates 31 and 32 on the Gospel of John, covering chapter 7, verses 25-39. Augustine’s treatment of today’s reading (verses 32-39) begins at paragraph number 8 of Tractate 31 and continues through the end … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Notes on Psalm 5

1. The title of the Psalm is, “For her who receiveth the inheritance.” The Church then is signified, who receiveth for her inheritance eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ; that she may possess God Himself, in cleaving to whom … Continue reading

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