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Roger De Hoveden The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.1., From A.D. 732 To A.D. 1180.
page 282

A.D. 1165. THE ARCHBISHOP'S ADDRESS TO KING HENRY. 271 harsh, that, by the one means or the other, he may recall him to do what is right. You ought to understand that, by the grace of God, you are a king for the following purposes : first, because it is your duty to govern yourself, and to amend your life with the practice of good manners, in order that by your example others may be induced to reform their lives, according to the saying of the wise man, that the world is formed after the example of the king/3 In the second place, for encouraging some and punishing others, by virtue of the power which you have received from the Church with the sacrament of anointing, and with the sword which, in virtue of your office, you wield for the destruction of evil-doers to the Church. For kings are anointed in three places ; on the head, on the breast, and on the arms, thereby signifying glory, knowledge, and strength. The kings who, in ancient times, did not observe the judgments of God, but sinned against His commandments, were deprived of both glory, knowledge, and strength, both they and their descendants: as examples in proof whereof, witness Saul, Nebuchadnezzar, Solomon, and many others. But those who, after their offences, in contrition of heart humbled themselves before the Lord, to them was granted more abundantly and more effectuaBy the grace of God, together with aB the blessings above-mentioned ; as for instance, David, Hezekiah, and many others. Christ founded the Church and gained its Bberty with His own blood, by enduring the scourges, the spitting, the naUs, and the straits of death, and thereby left us an example to follow in His footsteps ; wherefore the Apostle says, 'If we be dead with him, we shaU also live with him. If we suffer, we shaU also reign with him.MS The Church of God is composed of two orders— the clergy and the people. Among the clergy are the Apostles and ApostoBcal men, the bishops and other rulers of the Church, to whom has been entrusted the care and government of that Church, and who have the management of ecclesiastical concerns, that they may cause aB things to tend to the salvation of souls. For which reason it was said to Peter, and in Peter to the other rulers of the Church, ' Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shaB not prevaU against it.'60 In the number of the people are kings, dukes, earls, and other potentates, who 43 Alluding to Eccl.x. 2. » 2 Tim. ii. 11,12. 40 St. Matt. xvi. 18.

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