11 February 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day - 2

[Boy is St. Cyril GREAT!]

"We then say, that in many things we all of us offend, and that no man is pure from uncleanness, even though his life upon earth be but one day. Let us ask then of God mercy; which if we do, Christ will justify us; by Whom and with Whom, to God the Father, be praise and dominion, with the Holy Spirit, unto ages of ages. Amen."

Homily 120 on Luke 18 - St. Cyril of Alexandria


orrologion said...

Is this one of McGuckin's books on St. Cyril or another?

William Weedon said...

It's from *Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke* by St. Cyril of Alexandria, translated by R. Payne Smith, copyright 1983 by Studion Publishers, Inc. It's the volume my friend, Pr. Leistico lent me (and reminded me that I can't keep it in perpetuo).

orrologion said...

Oh, I have their translation of St. Photios the Great's "On the Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit". Does their St. Cyril also have the Greek as well as the English?

If you like St. Cyril, you should definitely check out McGuckin's more recent book of him. About a 1/3 or more of the book is translations of texts that have not appeared before in English.

The only warning I would give - same with his book on St Gregory of Nazianzus - is that Fr. McGuckin is no hagiographer.

I look forward to selections. I am working my way through the ACCS volume on Psalms 51-150. The only disappointing thing is when they really overly on Western an/or late saints when it comes to some of their pet, Reformed doctrines (e.g., total depravity and original sin in Psalm 51), but even then it is good to see what certain Fathers taught.