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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • The Church is, in truth, a kingdom and ordained to rule, and in the end must undoubtedly become the kingdom ruling over all the earth.
  • Even though at the end of the ages, for it is ordained to come to pass!
  • It was ordained by the holy Fathers to confess in secret: then only your confession will be a mystery, and so it was of old.
  • You know, Ivan, it must have been so ordained by the Almighty Himself.
  • That’s a great thing the Lord has ordained for every man of my sort, sir.
  • On the contrary, the State is transformed into the Church, will ascend and become a Church over the whole world—which is the complete opposite of Ultramontanism and Rome, and your interpretation, and is only the glorious destiny ordained for the Orthodox Church.
  • And Job, praising the Lord, serves not only Him but all His creation for generations and generations, and for ever and ever, since for that he was ordained.
  • The Christian Church entering into the State could, of course, surrender no part of its fundamental principles—the rock on which it stands—and could pursue no other aims than those which have been ordained and revealed by God Himself, and among them that of drawing the whole world, and therefore the ancient pagan State itself, into the Church.

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  • Her extended family attended the ordination.
  • They say the Bible does not discuss ordination of women and that it is only out-dated custom that prevents it.

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