21 May 2009

Patristic Quote of the Day

Since, then, the ascension of Christ is also our exaltation, (for there is hope that the body will be summoned wither the Head has preceded in glory), let us, dearest brethren, give worthy expression to our exceedingly great joy and be glad in fervent thanksgiving. For today we have not only been confirmed as possessors of paradise, but in Christ we have scanned the very heights of heaven. Greater benefits have we obtained through the ineffable grace of Christ than we had last through the malice of Satan. -- Pope St. Leo the Great, *Homily on the Ascension*

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