Christ emptied Himself by Proclus of Constantinople

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When the holy Virgin offered her womb, the Word rushed in through her sense of hearing; the Holy Spirit built a living temple; the Most High emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, and, finally, the Virgin’s womb carried the mystery of the divine economy.
O womb wider than the heavens! O birth pregnant with salvation O womb, who were the bridal chamber of the clay and the potter! O mystery, which I do not know how to explain!
O birth, who gave and announced to the people, not the beginning of divine existence, not a change of nature, not a lessening of power, not a separation from the eternal Parent, but the substantial union of God and the flesh, the blessing of birth and the coming of God, the wonder hidden in God from all ages, the unfathomable mystery of the two natures, the end of the curse, the destruction of the condemnation, the eternal existence of a single and unique Son and his generation from the Virgin according to the flesh, the adoration of all creation

Proclus of Constantinople, Homily 3 on the Incarnation; PG 65, 703-8

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

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