03 May 2010

Patristic Quote of the Day

He raises up from the depth of sin those who have fallen from resurrection. He accomplishes all things by His powerful touch. He shepherds, He enlightens, He nourishes, He leads, He heals, He raises up. He calls all things from non-existence into being; once things are created He keeps them in existence. Thus God's blessings reach through the Son. -- St. Basil the Great, *On the Holy Spirit* par 19.

1 comment:

Trent said...

When I read the quote, I thought about the same language in the Anaphora that I love so much. “Thou it was who brought us from non-existence into being, and when we had fallen away, didst raise us up again, and didst not cease to do all things until Thou hadst brought us up to heaven and hadst endowed us with 'Thy Kingdom which is to come.....