13 December 2012

Patristic Quote of the Day

Just as the holy apostle exhorts those who have received the faith to "shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life" (Phil. 2:15–16)—for indeed the lamp does not in itself possess light, but it is receptive of the light that comes to it—so also here the evangelist saw the churches as lampstands and not as lights.—Oecumenius, Commentary on the Apocolypse.

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