Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sayings of the Fathers 1

New, random blog feature!

Every so often, I come across quotes from the Saints, Church Fathers, Church Mothers, that I really, really love. I'm trying to make myself a notebook of them, but I also want to share! So, on no particular time table, or in any discernible order, every so often I'm going to do one of these posts. :)

Today you get two quotes, both from St. Gregory Nazianus:

"That which was not assumed is not healed; but that which is united to God is saved."

"What then is Procession? Do you tell me what is the Unbegottenness of the Father, and I will explain to you the physiology of the Generation of the Son and the Procession of the Spirit, and we shall both of us go mad for prying into the mystery of God. And who are we to do these things, we who cannot even see what lies at our feet, or number the sand of the sea, or the drops of rain, or the days of Eternity, much less enter into the Depths of God, and supply an account of that Nature which is so unspeakable and transcending all words?"


  1. Very nice new feature! I don't really understand these quotes, but they are good. (My level of brilliance is not as high as yours. *ahem*). I especially like the question (the last one) in the second quote.

    Btw, in case you didn't check to receive follow-up comments, I am giving notice that I sent you a follow-up comment to the one you left today on "Rape In The Palace." Enjoyed what you had to say! :)

  2. Thank you! :)

    *I* don't really understand all the quotes, I don't want anyone to think otherwise. I'm just putting them up because they...strike a chord, I guess.

    But it's good you comprehend my brilliance.

    *walks to door* *thump* *thump* Bugger. Head won't fit through the frame any more! I blame you! :)

  3. Ha, ha! Don't let your head get too big for your snoods, Missy! :-P


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