17 July 2007
Jacob of Serug
My good friend, Sister Sandy Bowers (deaconess), lent me her copy of Jacob of Serug's (born about 451 A.D.) *On the Mother of God* - it really is a beautiful work - I would highly recommend it. What struck me is how, though the Blessed Virgin is apostrophized in it, she is never invoked. The nearest we come is that Christ would hear her prayers for the peace of the world. Ever and again, Jacob turns the attention back to the mystery of WHO came to dwell in her womb and WHY He did so.
Posted by William Weedon at 9:12 PM