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Cyril of Jerusalem: “The winter is past, the rain is past and gone”

At what season does the Saviour rise?  Is it the season of summer, or some other?

In the same Canticles immediately before the words quoted He says: 412 more words


John Chrysostom: “Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more”

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed” (Romans 6:6).

St Paul does not refer the name “body of sin” to this body of ours, but to all iniquity. 411 more words


The Father's Love

This morning, on my return from the school run, I had an intense experience of the love of God the Father. For some reason, I was imagining standing in a secondary school hall whilst those gathered were waiting for Mass to begin. 333 more words


Irenaeus of Lyons: “Death is swallowed up in victory”

St Paul says “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

“So, when this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying which is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 415 more words


Ephrem the Syrian: Through the tree mankind fell into Sheol; upon the tree they passed over into the dwelling of life

The only-begotten…took up His abode in the Virgin; that by a common manner of birth, though only-begotten, He might become the brother of many.

And He departed from Sheol and took up His abode in the Kingdom; that He might seek out a path from Sheol which oppresses all, to the Kingdom which requites all. 384 more words


Cyril of Alexandria: He arose from the dead to be the way whereby we return to incorruption

It came to pass, as they were perplexed at this (Luke 24:4).

The women came to the sepulchre, and when they could not find the body of Christ – for He had risen – they were much perplexed. 392 more words



Eugene continues with what I want to call a new freedom.  He has ‘let go and let God’ (as we say in AA) and this has left him open to new ways to serve his beloved – Church, bishops, clergy and all of God’s people, seeing in them some of the many faces of poverty.  253 more words

St. Eugene De Mazenod