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Cyril of Alexandria: Christ’s coming to life again for our sake has put an end to the sovereignty of death

Those who have a sure hope, guaranteed by the Spirit, that they will rise again lay hold of what lies in the future as though it were already present. 422 more words

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John Paul II: Life in the Spirit transcends even death

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16). 410 more words

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Cyril of Alexandria: The Saviour gives us the Spirit anew, bringing us again unto that ancient dignity and reforming us unto His own Image

But this He said of the Spirit Which they that believe on Him should receive, for the Holy Ghost was not yet, because that Jesus was not yet glorified (John 7:39). 463 more words

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Romanos the Melodist: I am not parting from you. I am with you and there is no one against you

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Abandoning on earth the things of earth,
Leaving to the dust the things of ash,
Come, let us come to our senses and let us raise on high our eyes and minds. 354 more words

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Cyril of Jerusalem: From heaven He descended to Bethlehem, but to heaven He ascended from the Mount of Olives

To this day stands Mount Olivet, still to the eyes of the faithful all but displaying Him Who ascended on a cloud, and the heavenly gate of His ascension. 400 more words

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Innocent of Alaska: Death is no longer an irreversible tragedy but a passage to the world of bright and joyous life

If Adam had not sinned, he would have remained forever blessed, and all his descendants would have enjoyed blessedness.

It was for this very purpose that God had created man. 433 more words

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Gregory of Nyssa: It is necessary for us to rehearse beforehand in the water the grace of the resurrection

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As regards those who follow this Leader , their nature does not admit of an exact and entire imitation .

Rather, it receives now as much as it is capable of receiving, while it reserves the remainder for the time that comes after. 413 more words

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