28 April 2008

Old Lutheran AND Patristic Quote

Elijah left Elisha his mantel. Chrysostom compares this to the fact that Christ has left behind for us His body and blood in the Lord's Supper. -- Johann Gerhard, Second Homily for Ascension Day [In the midst of an introductory section that compares and contrasts the account of Elijah and his "ascension" with our Lord's]

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