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Jerome, Day of enlistment

Machen, No refuge from strife

Chalmers, Orator of the Species

Image: Hill, David Octavius and Robert Adamson. Rev. Thomas Chalmers, 1780 – 1847. Preacher and Social Reformer. 1843. Scottish National Print Gallery, Edinburgh. Accessed December 19, 2019.​

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Of two trees

Irenaeus, Tree & Tree

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“What a union is that which exists between two believers, who have in common the same hope, the same desire, the same mode of living, the same service of the Lord; like brother and sister, united both in spirit and in flesh, they kneel down together; they pray and fast together; they teach, exhort, and support each other with gentleness; they go together to the house of God, to the table of the Lord; they share one another’s troubles, persecutions, and pleasures; they conceal nothing from each other; they do not avoid one another; they visit the sick and succour the needy; the singing of psalms and hymns is heard among them; they rival each other in singing with the heart to their God. Christ is pleased to see and hear these things; he sends down his peace upon them. Where two or three are thus met he is with them; and where he is the Evil One can not come.”

– Tertullian (c. 160 – c. 220 A.D.)

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