Church built from Jesus’ side by Epiphanius of Salamis.

“Notice, I pray you, how precise Scripture is. Of Adam, it is said that he was formed, while, in the case of Eve, it does not say that she was formed but rather that she was built up. “He took” -it says- “one of his ribs and built it up into a woman” (Gen 2:21) to show that the Lord formed himself a body from Mary, but that the Church was built up from his side, when it was pierced, and the mysteries of blood and water were poured out for our redemption.”

Epiphanius of Salamis, Haer. 78, 19; PG 42, 729-32.

If you are interested in more quotes on Virgin Mary, you can find them in Mary and the Fathers of the Church on Amazon in both in Kindle and paperback formats.


Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p. 124-125.

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