09 June 2010

Patristic Quote of the Day

Christ, seeing His Church in white garments, this Church for whom He, Himself, as you see in the prophet Zachary, was clad in a robe of ignominy, seeing the soul purified and washed in the baptismal bath, says:  "Thou art beautiful, my love, thou art beautiful.  Thine eyes are like doves and there is no stain in thee," because sin was destroyed in the water. -- St. Ambrose, De Myst. 37

1 comment:

Matthias Flacius said...

Every pastor should read Ambrose's De Sacramentis and De Mysteriis. They were sermons for catechumens.