03 July 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

He was called "anointed," that is, the Christ, to indicate that the Holy Spirit rested upon Him spiritually and not after the manner of men.  This was so that the Holy Spirit might abide in us though He had been driven from us in the beginning by Adam's fall.  Therefore the only-begotten Word of God made flesh was called Christ.  --St. Cyril of Alexandria, The Twelve Anathematisms of St. Cyril Against Nestorius VII.

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