17 September 2005

Patristic Quote for the Day

BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL. If *Lead us not into temptation* had implied the not being tempted at all, He would not have said, 'But deliver us from evil.' Now the evil is the Wicked Spirit who is our adversary, from whom we pray to be delivered. Then, after completing the prayer, Thou sayest, AMEN; by this Amen, which means 'So be it', setting thy seal to the petitions of this divinely taught prayer. - St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Mystagogical Catechesis V:18

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