17 October 2007

Patristic Quote of the Day

[in honor of St. Ignatius of Antioch, who is commemorated with joy this day]:

They even absent themselves from the Eucharist and the public prayers, because they will not admit that the Eucharist is the self-same body of our Savior Jesus Christ which suffered for our sins and which the Father in His goodness raised up again.  Consequently, since they reject God's good gifts, they are doomed in their disputatiousness. - St. Ignatius of Antioch, Smyrneans 7

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