Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Catechism of the Day

Table of Duties

Or certain passages of Scripture for various holy orders and estates
whereby these are severally to be admonished as to their office and duty

To Bishops, Pastors, and Preachers

A bishop must be blameless, the husband of one wife,
vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality,
apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker,
not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler,
not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house,
having his children in subjection with all gravity;
not a novice; holding fast the faithful Word as he hath been taught,
that he may be able by sound doctrine
both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
(1st Timothy 3, Titus 1)

Tabula Oeconomica

In quia proponuntur elegantes quaedam ex Sacra Scriptura sententiae,
pro omnibus sanctis ordinibus ac statibus, per quas illi,
tamquam propria quadam lectione, sui officii et muneris admonentur

Episcopis, Parochis, et Concionatoribus

Oportet episcopum irreprehensibilem esse, unius uxoris maritum,
vigilantem, sobrium, modestum, hospitalem,
aptum ad docendum, non vinolentum, non percussorem,
non turpis lucri cupidum, sed aequum, alienum a pugnis,
alienum ab avaritia, qui suae domui bene praesit,
qui liberos habeat in subiectione cum omni reverentia, non novitium,
tenacem fidelis sermonis, qui secundum doctrinam est,
ut potens sit exhortari doctrina sana, et eos, qui contradicunt,
arguere et cetera.
(De epistola ad Timotheum et ad Titum)

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