23 July 2009

Patristic Quote of the Day

As we were baptized, so we profess our belief. As we profess our belief, so also we offer praise. As then baptism has been given us by the Saviour, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, so, in accordance with our baptism, we make the confession of the creed, and our doxology in accordance with our creed. -- St. Basil the Great, Letter 159 [One might ALMOST be tempted to accuse of the good Father of the dreaded and denounced inversion of the old lex orandi, lex crendendi here... Think he could mean it? Nah... ;) ]

1 comment:

Lucian said...

The man DID say "as we were babe-tized, so we believe".. And after they were babe-tized, they were taken to be part of something else: the Liturgy, whose complete fulness they still weren't able to grasp. But all these things became clear to them over the passing of time, persisting in attending the services, hearing the hymns and sermons, and so on.