16 August 2005

Patristic Quote for the Day

He [The Holy Spirit] is divine in nature, infinite in greatness, mighty in His works, good in His blessings; shall we not exalt Him; shall we not glorify Him? I reckon that this 'glorifying' is nothing else than the recounting of His wonders... To describe His wonders gives Him the fullest glorification possible. The same is true for the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Only-begotten Son Himself: we are only able to glorify them by recounting their wonders to the best of our ability. - Saint Basil the Great, On the Holy Spirit, par. 54

2 comments:

Brian D. said...

These are great words. Reminiscent of the words of Gregory of Nyssa in On the Holy Spirit.

I recently purchased St. Basil's On the Holy Spirit. One of these days I'm going to get around to reading it!

William Weedon said...

You will love St. Basil's On the Holy Spirit. It's one of my all time favorites. I find myself returning to it again and again.