"No one can describe His body generation. No one can point to a father who begot Him in the flesh, because His body did not come from a man, but from the Virgin alone." Athanasius, On the Incarnation of the Word 37; PG 25, 160; ed. Thomson (Oxford Claredon Press, 1971). Jesus Christ's generation and birth are... Continue Reading →
Christ took a perfect body by St. Athanasius of Alexandria
"If the Son of God had wanted merely to appear, He would certainly have assumed any kind of body, even one better than ours. Instead, it was our own kind of body that He took, and not just in any way. He took it from a pure unstained Virgin, who had not known man. This... Continue Reading →
Mary Ever-Virgin Mother of God by St. Athanasius of Alexandria
"For, if she had had other children, the saviour would not have ignored them and entrusted His Mother to someone else; nor would she have become someone else's mother. She would not have [abandoned her own] to live with others, knowing well that it ill becomes [a woman] to abandon her husband or her children.... Continue Reading →
The Virgin’s Child Is God by St. Athanasius of Alexandria
"When He came among us, He formed Himself a body, taking it from a virgin to offer a proof of His divinity which could not be ignored. It had to appear clearly that He who fashioned this body is the Maker of all things. For who, seeing a body being born of the Virgin alone,... Continue Reading →
Christ became man for our sake by St. Athanasius of Alexandria.
"Christ, being God, became man for our sake and was born of Mary, Mother of God, to free us from the devil's power."
Mary Greets Elizabeth by St. Athanasius of Alexandria
"[Mary] greets Elizabeth: the Mother of the Master greets [the mother] of the servant; the Mother of the King greets the mother of the soldier; the Mother of God greets the mother of the man; the Virgin greets the married woman, She greets Elizabeth with an outward greeting, and when the two greet each other... Continue Reading →