01 November 2011

Patristic Quote of the Day

This day [the 8th] foreshadows the state which is to follow the present age:  a day without sunset, nightfall, or successor, an age which does not grow old or come to an end.  It is therefore necessary for the Church to teach her newborn children to stand for prayer on this day, so that they will always be reminded of eternal life, and not neglect preparations for their journey. -- St. Basil the Great, On the Holy Spirit, par. 66.

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