11 September 2005

Patristic Quote for the Day

Hallowed be Thy Name. The name of God is in its own nature holy, whether we say so or not; but since it is sometimes profaned among sinners, according to the words, *Through you my name is continually blasphemed among the Gentiles*, we pray that in us God's name may be hallowed; not that it becomes holy from not being holy, but because it becomes holy in us, when we become holy, and do things worthy of holiness. - St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Mystagogical Lecture V:12

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