18 November 2005

Patristic Quote for the Day

He, indeed, assumed humanity that we might become God. He manifested Himself by means of a body in order that we might perceive the mind of the unseen Father. He endured shame from men that we might inherit immortality. He Himself was unhurt by this, for He is impassible and incorruptible; but by His own impassibility He kept and healed the suffering men on whose account He thus endured. In short, such and so many are the Savior's achievements that follow from His Incarnation, that to try to number them is like gazing at the open sea and trying to count the waves. - St. Athanasius, *On the Incarnation of the Word of God* par. 54

[Compare to the Words of the Proper Preface for Christmas...]

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