03 June 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

And, before the ages, He predestined that as many as should believe in Him and be baptized in His name, that is, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and eat the pure body of His Son and drink His precious blood, would be justified from sin, that is to say, would be freed and glorified, and become partakers of life everlasting - just as He Himsef, the Master of all, has said: "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has everlasting life" and "He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." So then, my brother, see how you were foreknown by God, and predestined, and glorified, and justified, and called up into everlasting life through faith in Christ and holy Baptism. - St. Symeon the New Theologian, Second Ethical Discourse.


Wartburg said...

Pastor Weedon,
Greetings. I've looked at this twice today without reading every word;I've now enjoyed every word.
You have a way of finding what "others" have said and "that" very well;good stuff.

William Weedon said...


Glad you enjoyed St. Symeon. I haven't read the whole work yet, but it's definitely on my "to finish list." : )

So many good books, so little time...

Anonymous said...

"So many good books, so little time..."

That, to me, is one of the greatest tragedies of life. I have so many piles of books sitting around me that I want to read (and some I want to read again), and I keep buying more on top of it. But, life keeps butting in on my reading schedule!

Fr. Cota

William Weedon said...

Fr. Cota,

LOL! I've often thought that a week or two at a monastery where one could attend the Offices and the spend the rest of the time TRYING to catch up on reading would be just perfect. But then I pinch myself and wake up: the fun of reading is to have someone to talk over what you're reading! If they're not reading it too, well, you simply BURST wanting to talk about it, and no one to be interested in it. One of the things I love about the net - you find other folks who are also interested in what you find interesting to read.