17 October 2011

CANNOT leave this languishing in a com box

so it's ANOTHER patristic quote of the day (found in trying to trace down the original that Gerhard cited):

"For He abides forever to offer gifts for us - after first offering Himself by the cross, to abolish every sacrifice of the old covenant by presenting the more perfect, living sacrifice for the whole world. He Himself is temple, sacrifice, priest, altar, God, man, king, high-priest, lamb, sacrificial victim - became all in all for us that life might be ours in every way, and to lay the changeless foundation of his priesthood forever, no longer allotting it by descent and succession, but granting that, in accordance with His ordinance, it may be preserved in the Holy Spirit." - Epiphanius, Panarion 55

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