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Thus I believe the only-begotten and eternal for the confirmation of the truth of his death alre the verity of his resurrection from the dead sudde had his body, according to the custom of the Je for a funeral, bound up with linen clothes, and la and after that accustomed preparation, deposited chre hewn out of the rock, in which never man wa and by rolling of a stone unto the door thereof, ent Thus I believe that Christ WAS BURIED.



He descended into hell: the third day he ro

again from the dead. The former part of this Article, of the descent int not been so anciently in the CREED,* or so univers Christians, so Gregory Nazianzen did ob- Sardica, Antioch, Seleucia serve the same to the great dishonour of It is not mentioned in seve the apostate, comparing his funeral with of faith delivered by parti his predecessors. 'o paev yap (that is Con- not in that of Eusebius Ca stantius) παραπέμπεται πανδήμοις ευφημίαις sented to the Council of N τε και πομπαίς, και τούτοις δε τοις ημετέροις Hist. Eccles. I. i. c. 2. not i σεμνούς, υδαίς παννύχεις και δαδουχίαις, αις cellus, bishop of Ancyra, Χριστιανοί τιμάν μετάστασιν ευσεβή νομίζομεν Pope Julius, S. Epiphan. και γίνεται πανήγυρις μετά πάθους και εκκομιδή 11. not in that of Arius and TOŨ CÁMatos. Orat. iv. in Jul. ii. p. 118. But sented to Constantine, Soor as for Julian : Mϊμοι γελοίων ήγον αυτόν, και not in that of Acacius, bishop τους από της σκηνής αίσχεσιν έπομπεύετο. delivered in to the Synod έως και Ταρσέων αυτον υποδέχεται πόλις- Socrat. I. ii. c. 40. not in i ένθα δε οι τέμενος άτιμον, και τάφος εξάγιστος thius, Theophilus, and Silva και απόπτυστος, και ουδέ θεατος ευσεβών όψεσι. Liberius, Socrat. I. iv. c. 12. Ibid. p. 119, 120.

mention of it in the Creed First, It is to be observed, that the Tract. de Fide, in Asceticis, descent into hell was not in the ancient Creed of Epiphanius, in Anco creeds or rules of faith. Some tell us that Gelasius, in Biblioth. Patr. I it was not in the confession of Ignatius 3. p. 609. Damasus, inter, 01 Epist. ad Magnes. But indeed there is no t. v. p. 122. Macarius, in Hor confession of faith in that Epistle ; for not in the Creed expounded what is read there was brust in out of (though some have produced Clemens's Constitutions. In like man- to prove it), it is not in the ner, in vain is it objected that it was pounded by St. Augustin, De omitted by Polycarp, Clemens Romanns, bolo ; not in that De Symbolo a and Justin Martyr, because they have nos, attributed to St. Augi not pretended any rule of faith or Creed that which is expounded of their times. But that which is mate- Taurinensis, nor in that 80 rial in this cause, it is not to be found in preted by Petrus Chrysol the rules of faith delivered by Irenæus, I. the 2d Homily of Maximus i. c. 2. by Origen, l. Tegi de xão, in Proæm. cruce et sepultura Domini, w or by Tertullian, adv. Pruteam, c. 2. De illam nativitatem (scil. d. Virg. veland. c. 1. De Præscript. adv. Mariæ) ad inferos descendi Hæret. c. 13. It is not expressed in those (scil. de sepulcro) remez Creeds which were made by the Councils And in the 60th Sermon, as larger explications of the Apostles' bolum Apostolorum, of Pet Creed : not in the Nicene or Constanti- * Sepultum dicis, ut veram nopolitan, not in that of Ephesus or Cbal. mortemque non perfunctor cedon; not in those confessions made at fessio sepulturæ, mortem

egotten and eternal Son oile uth of his death alreads per from the dead suddenly this he custom of the Jews, pret "inen clothes, and laid in se eparation, deposited in a re hich never man was laid's he door thereof, entombert

rest. The first place we find it used in, was the Church of Aquileia; and the time we are sure it was used in the Creed of that church was less than 400 years after Christ. After that it came into the Roman Creed,* and others,+ and hath been acknowledged as a part of the Apostles' Creed ever since.

Indeed, the descent into hell hath always been accepted, but with a various exposition ;I and the Church of England at the Reformation, as it received the three Creeds, in two of which this Article is contained, so did it also make this one of the Articles of Religion, to which all who are admitted to any benefice, or received into boly orders, are obliged to subscribe. And at the first reception it was propounded with a certain explication, and thus delivered in the fourth year of King Edward the Sixth, with reference to an express place of Scripture interpreted of this descent : • That the body of Christ lay in the grave until his resurrection; but his spirit, which he gave up, was with the spirits which were detained in prison, or in hell, and preached to them, as the place in St. Peter (1 Ep. iii. 19) testifieth.' So likewise after the same manner in the Creed set forth in metre after the manner of a psalm, and still remaining at the end of the Psalms, the same exposition is delivered in this stave :




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But quickened in the spirit:
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in that of Eusebios Casanmi? ced to the Council of Nice. Ten -. Eccles. l. 1. c. 2. Bet in that it us, bisbop of Abeyra, debel - Julius, S. Epiphan. Ha. not in that of Arius and East -d to Constantine, Sca. Liss 7 that of Acacius, bishop d ( ered in to the Synod del . I. ii. c. 40. not in that ile

Theophilus, and Silva, us, Socrat. I. in.c.18. The on of it in the Creed d & de Fide, in Aetticis

, c. 45 of Epiphanias, in duras, 13, in Biblietk. Patr. Lite 59. Damasus, ister. Ox $

129. Macarius, in the he Creed expounded some bave produse it), it is not in the by St. Augustin, De in that De Sable abated to St. Ante ich is expounded sis, nor in that

Petras Chrysalo omily of Maximus ultura Demiri, we real ritatem (scil. de ter

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in the exposition of the ibed to St. Chrysostom. reed attributed to St. though we cannot say now was extant about he epistle of Isidorus udium Ducem. It was Creed of the Council Hist. Eccl. 1. ii. c. 37. cil of Toledo, beld in he sixteenth Council eld in the year 693. is negaverit fuisse

S. August. Epist.

ue ad resurrectiot; Spiritus ab illo qui in carcere sive fuit, illisque pre

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