22 July 2011

Patristic Quote of the Day

The church sails, equipped with the rudder of faith, on her happy course through the sea of this world with God as her pilot and the angels as her oarsmen.  She carries a crew of all the saints.  Amidships stands the saving mast of the cross on which are rigged the sails of evangelical faith.  As the Holy Spirit blows, she is sailed to the harbor of paradise and to the security of eternal rest. -- attrib. St. John Chrysostom (in *On the Church* p. 46).

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