21 September 2011

Patristic Quote of the Day

The water receives our body as a tomb, and so becomes the image of death, while the Spirit pours in life-giving power, renewing in souls which were dead in sin the life they first possessed.  This is what it means to be born again of water and the Spirit:  the water accomplishes our death, while the Spirit raises us to life.  -- St. Basil the Great, On the Holy Spirit, par. 35.

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