03 January 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

When Christ came as an infant into the temple with His mother, then Simeon acknowledged in spirit that Christ was now born, concerning whom it had been before foretold to him; and when he had seen him, he knew that he should soon die.  Therefore, rejoicing concerning his now-approaching death and secure of his immediate summons, he received the child into his arms and blessed the Lord. -- St. Cyprian, On Mortality, 3.  (yup, from that same wonderful volume:  A Year with the Church Fathers).

1 comment:

Becky said...

Simeon is one of my faves.