27 June 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

[in honor of St. Cyril]

It was necessary that the Word of God become a man and make corrupt human flesh His own; and because in Him was life, He destroyed the corruption of the flesh and held in check our ingrafted emotions. Therefore because the Son of God did not do this for Himself but for us, there will come also to us those blessings which are in Christ, that is, incorruption and the abolition of sins. - St. Cyril of Alexandria, *Epistle to Succensus, Bishop of Diocaeserea in Isauria, Ep. 45* [cited in Loci Theologici]

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