27 April 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

When Spring begins, the meadows bloom, the fields grow like waves, and the trees germinate their fruit.  So, too, in this very season God set Israel free from slavery to the Egyptians, and the archangel Gabriel brought the holy Virgin the Good News of her mysterious childbearing.  In this same season, the Lord Christ underwent His saving Passion.  Most fittingly, the Lord God of all ordered the tabernacle to be erected on the first day of the first month because it was the image of the entire world. -- Theodoret of Cyrus, Questions on Exodus, 72.

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