For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. -- Saint John the Apostle

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Saint Basil the Great Quote

Saint Basil the Great


When mankind was estranged from him by disobedience, God our Savior made a plan for raising us from our fall and restoring us to friendship with himself. According to this plan Christ came in the flesh, he showed us the gospel way of life, he suffered, died on the cross, was buried and rose from the dead. He did this so that we could be saved by imitation of him, and recover our original status as sons of God by adoption.

-- Saint Basil the Great


Saint Melito of Sardis Quote

Saint Melito of Sardis


The Lord, though he was God, became man.
He suffered for the sake of whose who suffer, he was bound for those in bonds, condemned for the guilty, buried for those who lie in the grave; but he rose from the dead, and cried aloud: “Who will contend with me?
Let him confront me.”
I have freed the condemned, brought the dead back to life, raised men from their graves.
Who has anything to say against me?
I, he said, am the Christ; I have destroyed death, triumphed over the enemy, trampled hell underfoot, bound the strong one, and taken men up to the heights of heaven: I am the Christ.
Come, then, all you nations of men, receive forgiveness for the sins that defile you.
I am your forgiveness.
I am the Passover that brings salvation.
I am the lamb who was immolated for you.
I am your ransom, your life, your resurrection, your light, I am your salvation and your king.
I will bring you to the heights of heaven.
With my own right hand I will raise you up, and I will show you the eternal Father.


-- Saint Melito of Sardis from a letter



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