WEFOUNDThe Cathedral (TREDITION CLASSICS)


Msgr. George Agius, D.D. and J.C.D., was born in 1873 on the island of Gozo, near Malta. He was ordained a priest in 1895 by Bishop Camilleri, and entered the Gregorian University of Rome two years later. Soon he had earned two doctorates, one of which was in theology the other, Canon Law. He subsequently served as Secretary and Chancellor at the Diocese of Lincoln for a decade, and published his Tradition and the Church in 1928 through The Stratford Company, Boston. Father Agius died on the sixth of March, 1962, having been a priest for sixty-seven years.

Msgr. George Agius, D.D. and J.C.D., was born in 1873 on the island of Gozo, near Malta. He was ordained a priest in 1895 by Bishop Camilleri, and entered the Gregorian University of Rome two years later. Soon he had earned two doctorates, one of which was in theology the other, Canon Law. He subsequently served as Secretary and Chancellor at the Diocese of Lincoln for a decade, and published his Tradition and the Church in 1928 through The Stratford Company, Boston. Father Agius died on the sixth of March, 1962, having been a priest for sixty-seven years.

The ongoing life of God’s People is called Holy Tradition. The Holy Tradition of the Old Testament is expressed in the Old Testamental part of the Bible and in the ongoing life of the People of Israel until the birth of Christ. This tradition is fulfilled, completed and transcended in the time of the Messiah and in the Christian Church.

The New Testamental or Christian Tradition is also called the apostolic tradition and the tradition of the Church. The central written part of this tradition is the New Testamental writings in the Bible. The gospels and the other writings of the apostolic church form the heart of the Christian tradition and are the main written source and inspiration of all that developed in later ages.

This Christian tradition is given over from people to people, through space and time. Tradition as a word means exactly this: it is that which is “passed on” and “given over” from one to another. Holy Tradition is, therefore, that which is passed on and given over within the Church from the time of Christ’s apostles right down to the present day.


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