14 September 2005

Patristic Quote for the Day

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR SUPERSUBSTANTIAL BREAD. This common bread is not super-substantial bread,but this Holy Bread is super-substantial, that is, appointed for the substance of the soul. For this Bread goeth not into the belly and is cast out into the draught, but is diffused through all thou art, for the benefit of body and soul. Buy by *this day* he means *each day*, as also Paul has said, *While it is called today.* - St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Mystagogical Catechesis V:15

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