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SERMON I.

CHRIST THE HEALING OF MANKIND.

St. John i. 14.

"The Word was made flesh.”

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Such is the Catholic Faith touching the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ—a doctrine defined by the Holy Ghost, and declared by the beloved disciple ; such was the prophecy of Isaiah—“Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call his name Immanuel ;*** such was the salutation of the angel Gabriel-Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God :"+ such is the witness of the apostles—"God was manifest in the flesh.”\ Again -" In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” So the Church confesses : “For the right faith is, that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and man; God, of the substance of the

• Isa. vij. 14.

St. Luke i. 28, 35.

# 1 Tim. iii. 16.

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