03 May 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

In honor of David Engelke - a blessed sleep in Christ, dearest brother!

Have no fear, then. Now that the common Savior of all has died on our behalf, we who believe in Christ no longer die, as men died aforetime, in fulfilment of the threat of the law. That condemnation has come to an end; and now that, by the grace of resurrection, corruption has been banished and done away, we are loosed from our mortal bodies in God's good time for each, so that we may obtain thereby a better resurrection. - St. Athanasios, *On the Incarnation of the Word of God* par. 21


Chaz said...

Who do I go and sing with now?

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William Weedon said...

You sing with David. For, as Urbanus Rhegius put it so well, we do not believe that the dead are gone, but gone ahead.

Anonymous said...

Father Weedon quoted,"...we do not believe that the dead are gone, but gone ahead."

Would you have me as one of your parishioners? Glorious!

James A. Childs