13 October 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

He came to be free among the dead, so that death would be condemned to death; death, which had been ordered to seize the guilty, presumed to capture the Author of innocence himself, so that just as the guilt of the human being resulted in death, so innocence would return to the human being. Consequently, having become a transgressor, death would be delivered over to Christ, death to which Adam previously had been delivered over as a result of his transgression. So then Christ would be the new origin, the life-giving origin, the Father of the living, as the Apostle said: "Just as in Adam we all died, so let us all live and be brought to life in Christ." - St. Peter Chrysologus, Sermon 72B, par. 5

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