27 February 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

For before the coming of the Savior we all were in sin: there was no one who acknowledged Him Who by nature and verily is God. There was no one doing good, no not one; but they all had turned aside together and become reprobate. But because the Only-begotten submitted Himself to emptiness, and became flesh, and was made man, sinners have perished and exist no longer. For the dwellers on earth have been justified by faith, have washed away the pollution of sin by Holy Baptism, have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, have sprung out of the hand of the enemy; and having bidden, as it were, the hosts of devils to depart, dwell under the yoke of Christ. -- St. Cyril of Alexandria, Homily 40 on Luke 7

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