15 May 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

Mary came to the tomb. She came to the womb of the Resurrection, she came to the birth of Life, so that Christ, who had been brought forth from the womb of the flesh, would be born a second time from the tomb of faith; and so that the sealed tomb would render to eternal life him whom the sealed womb of the Virgin had brought forth into the present life. It is a characteristic of divinity to have left the Virgin intact after birth; it is a characteristic of divinity to have come out of the tomb with his body. (St. Peter Chrysologus, Sermon 75:3)

1 comment:

cheryl said...

Did Mary actually come to the tomb?

Or is Peter just supposing she did?