Death shut out by Mary’s seed by Epiphanius of Salamis.

“But we must consider another marvelous aspect of the comparison between Eve and Mary. Eve became for men the cause of death, because through her death entered the world. Mary, however, was the cause of life, because life has come to us through her. For this reason, the Son of God came into the world,... Continue Reading →

The Mystery of the Mother of God by St. Ephrem the Syrian

"His death on the Cross attests to his birth from the woman. For anyone who dies must have been born as well... Therefore, the human conception of Jesus is demonstrated by his death on the Cross. If anyone denies his birth, the Cross proves him wrong." Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns on Nativity 4, 177; CSCO... Continue Reading →

Christ a real man died and rose from the dead by Tertullian

"The Son of God was born: I am not ashamed at this, because it is shameful. The Son of God died: and this is believable, because it is absurd. He was buried and rose: this is certain because it is impossible. But how could these statements be true in the case of Christ if He Himself did not truly... Continue Reading →

Christ for Early Christians by Ignatius of Antioch

 "Stop your ears, therefore, when anyone speaks to you of anything except Jesus Christ, David's descendent and Mary's Son, who was truly born, and ate, and drank: who was truly persecuted under Pontius Pilate. truly crucified and dies, in the sight of [beings in] heaven and earth and under the earth; who also truly rose... Continue Reading →

True life in death by Ignatius of Antioch

"There is only one Physician, having both flesh and spirit, born and unborn, God becomes man, true life in death, from Mary and from God, first passible and then impassible - Jesus Christ our Lord." Ignatius of Antioch, To the Ephesians  7,2 "For our God Jesus Christ, according to God's economy, was conceived by Mary of... Continue Reading →

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