Early Church Fathers
1 S. Matt. v. 17.
2 S. Luke vi. 36, 37, 38.
3 S. Luke vi. 36, 37, 38.
4 Humanitas: one ms. reads humilitas (mans humility), but humanitas occurs again in chap. iii. lucrum quod omni caret humanitate.
5 S. Luke vi. 38.
6 Ps. xlix. 17.
7 Fide iussor one of Leo's legal terms.
8 Faenus pecunioe funus est animoe, the epigrammatic play on words will not escape notice.
9 Ps. xv. 1 and 5.
10 Ps. xv. 1 and 5.
1 S. Luke xxi. 34.
2 Ps. xix. 1,2.
3 Cf. Rom. i. 20 and 25.
4 Phil. ii. 13.
1 Job xix. 4.
2 Effectus: the older editions read affatus (sc. the utterances of the angel).
3 Dei genetrix (qeoto/koj): in opposing Eutyches, Leo is careful not to fall into Nestorianism. Bright's note 3 should be read on this passage, and esp. his quotation from Bp. Pearson (note 2 on art. 3) absit ut quisquam S. Mariam Divinoe gratioe privilegiis et speciali gloria fraudare conetur.
4 S. John i. 1-3.
5 "Without-other" repeated in almost the same words in Letter XXVIII. chap. 3.
6 "Without-other" repeated in almost the same words in Letter XXVIII. chap. 3.
7 S. Luke ii. 14.
8 Bingham observes (b. xiv. c. 2, s. 1), that Leo here uses, though in a catholic sense, that form of doxology which had become associated with Arianism. He could well afford to do as S. Athanasius had done, who ascribes glory to the Father "through the Son" at the conclusion of four treatises. Bright.
9 Eph. ii. 4, 5.
1 Proeparationis (viz. the day to which prophecies and types were leading up): another reading is reparationis (restoration), which is less apposite.
3 Erectis sursum cordibus, the phrase reminds us of the Eucharistic V. sursum corda R. habemus ad Dominum.
4 "From Thus" to the end of the chapter is repeated in Lett. XXVIII. (Tome), chap. 3.
5 "From Thus" to the end of the chapter is repeated in Lett. XXVIII. (Tome), chap. 3.
6 From "there enters" to "death" is repeated in Lett. XXVIII. (Tome), chap 4.
7 From "there enters" to "death" is repeated in Lett. XXVIII. (Tome), chap 4.
8 S Luke i. 35.
9 For the impeccability of Christ involved in this statement cf. Serm. LXIV. chap. 2, and Lett. XXVIII. (Tome) chap. 3, and especially Bright's note 15 (to Sermon XXIII. chap. 2).
10 Verax, literally truth speaking, and so genuine, sincere, &c.
11 This sentance is found also in Lett. XXVIII. (Tome), chap.3: but here instead of de matre Domini, natura there is a variant reading, de matre, hominis natura.
12 Dum vitatoe proeiudicium generale persequitur, chirographum quo nitebatur excedit. Cf. Col. ii. 14, and Lett. CXXIV. 7.
13 Captivitatis vasa rapiuntur : the passage in the writer's mind is S. Luke xi. 21, 22, q.v.
14 Si coelestis militioe sacramenta servaveris : here we have a return to the earlier classical meaning of sacramentum.