Recovery from sin by Amphilochius of Iconium

“The healthy do not need a physician. But that nature, which was weighed down by many diseases, obtained such a great physician that, once healed of its disease, it recovered a state of health even better than when it had been well before. But where now is that hostile and bewildered dragon? Where is that... Continue Reading →

Mary’s sorrows turn to joy by Amphilochius of Iconium

“As you see, Simeon called a "sword" the many thoughts that wounded her breast and reached unto the joints and marrow. The Virgin Mary fell into these thoughts, because she did not yet know about the power of the Resurrection and did not know that it was near. And so, after the Resurrection, the sword... Continue Reading →

Mary’s Holiness by Origen

"What ought we to think? That while the apostles were scandalized, the Mother of the Lord was immune from scandal? If she had not experienced scandal during the Lord's passion, Jesus did not die for her sins. But if "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" and of all "are justified and saved by his grace"... Continue Reading →

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