04 February 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

This word beginning fixes the moment of creation; you can assign a date to an event that is definitely stated to have a beginning.  But this fisherman of mine (St. John), unlettered and unread, is untrammeled by time and undaunted by its immensity; he pierces beyond the beginning. For his 'was' has no limit of time and no commencement; the uncreated Word was in the beginning. -- St. Hilary of Poitiers, On the Trinity, 2:13

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