21 August 2010

Patristic Quote of the Day

Thou hast taken upon Thyself the common debt of all in order to pay it back to Thy Father - pay back also, O guiltless Lord, those sins with which our freedom has indebted us.  Thou has redeemed us from the curse of the Law by Thy precious Blood.  Deliver also those redeemed by Thy blood from harsh justice.  -- St. Ephraim the Syrian, A Spiritual Psalter #102.

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