03 October 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

Which is more serious: to commit a sin of the flesh (few are found without such sins) or to deny the Son of God by oath, into which sin we know Peter fell? Repentance followed denial, and after repentance, mercy was given him, for He who foretold that he would deny Him did not expel him from apostleship.—St. Gregory the Great (Book 7, Letter 53)

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