Friday, January 25, 2013

Euebius of Caesarea: Scriptures Teach us to Pray in Holy Places

The holy evangelists are not opposed to each other, when you observe that Luke brings him up with parents to Jerusalem eight days after his birth, and from there takes him to Nazareth; Matthew, on the other hand, [starts] from the time two years after that of Luke, when they returned to Bethlehem for holy memory. (We also do this: from the hearing of the holy books, we take pains to visit holy places often and perform our prayers there.) Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 263 - 339), Gospel Problems and Solutions, Ed. Roger Pearse, p. 323, Chieftan Publishing (Ipswich, 2010), Adam C. McCollum, section translator.