Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sermon preached at certain times and places, in the University of Cambridge, England; especially, one delivered on January 12th by the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity or some one appointed by him.
“But neither will you, my Lord, so soon be tird as any other, because the discourse is on your art; neither will the learned reader think it tedious, because it is ad clerum.”
“Cp. the eightieth canon of Elvira: “Prohibendum ut liberti, quorum patroni in saeculo fuerint, ad clerum non promoveantur” (“It is forbidden to hinder freemen from being advanced to the rank of clergy, whose owners may be still alive”).”
“Athanasius, opus habuissent illius discipuli confessione fidei ad impetrandam confessorum AEgyptiorum communionem: nec Petrus Athanasii successor canones violatos, concessa illis communione, quereretur, ut videmus in epistola sequenti, si AEgyptum inter ac Marcellum ejusque clerum et plebem non fuisset rupta communio.”
“Nec Romanensem adprobamus clerum, qui solam prope Romanam Ecclesiam venditat pro Catholica.”
“Nec Romanensem adprobamus clerum, qui solam prope Romanam”
“He was preaching one day ad clerum in the university, when the bishop, attended by a troop of priests, entered the church.”
“Their message, unlike that of the early Christian or methodist preachers, was for the priestly order, and not for the masses of the people; their appeals were addressed _ad clerum_ not _ad populum_; still less were they suited to influence scientific intellects.”
“[552: 3] "Hic clerum composuit, et distribuit gradus.”
“[173-*] Durandus, in his description of a church, makes no mention of screen-work, but observes, “Notandum est quod triplex genus _veli_ suspenditur in ecclesia videlicet quod sacra operit, quod sanctuarium a clero dividit, _et quod clerum a populo secernit_;” evidently alluding in the latter to the curtain extended across the chancel arch.”
“He said also to the people: he preached ad populum -- to the people, as well as ad clerum -- to the clergy.”
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