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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 favoured, 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 :"2 such is the witness of the apostles — “ God was manifest in

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1 Isa. vii. 14,

2 St. Luke i. 28, 35.

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