Spirit, Fruits of the

Spirit, Fruits of the
   In the fifth chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians St. Paul sets forth the Fruits of the Spirit as nine in number, viz: (1) Love, (2) Joy, (3) Peace, (4) Longsuffering, (5) Gentleness, (6) Goodness, (7) Faith, (8) Meekness, (9) Temperance. In this enumeration it will be found that the arrangement is threefold, corresponding to the three great aspects of life. For example, the first three, "Love, Joy, and Peace," have reference to the life of a Christian in his intercourse with God. The next four, "Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness and Faith," describe the qualities which should characterize the Christian in his bearing towards his fellow-men -- (Faith, it is to be understood, in this enumeration means trust, belief in man, and not the Theological Virtue, which is regarded as a root rather than a fruit). In the remaining Fruits of the Spirit we have a description of the Christian Life in respect of self viz., "meekness and temperance" -- "meekness," by which is meant a due estimate of the place which self ought to hold, and "Temperance," the rigorous determination to see to it that self is kept in place. It is interesting to note that the Fruits of the Spirit form the subject of one of the petitions in the Litany.

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

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fruits of the Spirit —    See Spirit, Fruits of …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • fruits of the Holy Spirit —    This term (from the Latin fructus, meaning fruit or profit ) refers to those personal qualities bestowed by the Holy Spirit that prepare a person for eternal glory: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness,… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament —     The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament     Since Christ is present under the appearances of bread and wine in a sacramental way, the Blessed Eucharist is unquestionably a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Church —     The Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Church     The term church (Anglo Saxon, cirice, circe; Modern German, Kirche; Sw., Kyrka) is the name employed in the Teutonic languages to render the Greek ekklesia (ecclesia), the term by which… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — Classification Latter Day Saint movement Theology Nontrinitarian, Mormonism Governance …   Wikipedia

  • The Bohemians of the United States —     The Bohemians of the United States     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Bohemians of the United States     A traveler who has seen the natural beauties of Bohemia, its vast resources, and the thrift of its people, will, no doubt, be surprised at …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Alexandrine Liturgy —     The Alexandrine Liturgy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Alexandrine Liturgy     The tradition of the Church of Egypt traces its origin to the Evangelist St. Mark, the first Bishop of Alexandria, and ascribes to him the parent liturgy from… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The Anglo-Saxon Church —     The Anglo Saxon Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Anglo Saxon Church     I. ANGLO SAXON OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN     The word Anglo Saxon is used as a collective name for those Teutonic settlers the foundation stock of the English race… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • The E.N.D. — The E·N·D Studio album by The Black Eyed Peas Released June 3, 2009 ( …   Wikipedia

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas (song) — The Twelve Days of Christmas Roud #68 Music by Traditional with additions by Frederic Austin Published c. 1780 Language English; may be French in origin Form Cumulative song The Twelve Days of Christmas is an English Christmas carol that… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”