Epistle, The

   The portion of Holy Scripture read before the Gospel in the Communion Office, generally taken from one of the N. T. Epistles, though sometimes from the Acts of the Apostles or from one of the books of the Prophets of the Old Testament. It is well to note that the Collect, Epistle and Gospel embody the special teaching of the day for which they are appointed.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Epistle to the Ephesians —     Epistle to the Ephesians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle to the Ephesians     This article will be treated under the following heads:     ♦ I. Analysis of the Epistle;     ♦ II. Special Characteristics:     ♦ (1) Form:     (a)… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle of Saint Jude —     Epistle of St. Jude     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle of St. Jude     The present subject will be treated under the following heads:     I. The Author and the Authenticity of the Epistle:     (1) Jude in the Books of the New Testament;… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle to the Colossians —     Epistle to the Colossians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle to the Colossians     One of the four Captivity Epistles written by St. Paul during his first imprisonment in Rome the other three being Ephesians, Philemon and Philippians. That …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle of St. James —     Epistle of St. James     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle of St. James     The questions concerning this epistle are treated in the following order:     I. Author and Genuineness; II. Tradition as to the Canonicity; III. Analysis and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle to the Hebrews —     Epistle to the Hebrews     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle to the Hebrews     This will be considered under eight headings: (I) Argument; (II) Doctrinal Contents; (III) Language and Style; (IV) Distinctive Characteristics; (V) Readers to… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle to the Galatians —     Epistle to the Galatians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle to the Galatians     GALATIA     In the course of centuries, gallic tribes, related to those that invaded Italy and sacked Rome, wandered east through Illyricum and Pannonia. At… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle to the Philippians —     Epistle to the Philippians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle to the Philippians     I. HISTORICAL CIRCUMSTANCES, OCCASION, AND CHARACTER     (See also PHILIPPI).     The Philippians, who were much endeared to St. Paul (i, 3, 7; iv, 1) had …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle (in Scripture) — • The Old Testament exhibits two periods in its idea of an epistle: first, it presents the epistle under the general concept of a book or a writing; secondly, it regards the epistle as a distinct literary form. The New Testament presents a very… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistle of Barnabas —     Epistle of Barnabas     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistle of Barnabas     Authorities for the Text and Editions     There is a triple tradition of the Greek text of this document. Up to 1843 eight manuscripts of the Epistle of Barnabas were… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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