Christ Yesterday, Today and In the Ages by St. Cyril of Alexandria.

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It is time, then, to bring to the middle the other witness of the Apostle, that is, the witness, which shows that this true God-Son was born as man from the beautiful Virgin. This is as follows: “When the fullness of time came, God sent his Son to be born of a woman” (Gal. 4:4). No one should be embarrassed at this saying because by this, no insult is attributed to the Logos. Rather, the generosity and infinite and immeasurable glory of the Logos is revealed on this account. As for the fact that the Logos was not in any way harmed by this, because he is untouchable, impassable and indescribable in his nature, and that he came to this event out of the ineffable love of humanity, listen again to Paul who teaches this: “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday and today and in the ages” (Heb. 13:8). When he says “yesterday” he means his eternal glory; and the term “today” points to the present kairos (appointed time); and that he was not changed, but remained the same, even in becoming in the flesh and will be so in the ages, the Apostle suggested by the phrase “the same also in the ages.

Cyril of Alexandria,
Against those who are unwilling to confess that the Holy Virgin is Theotokos 26.

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Cyril of Alexandria, and Dragas, G.D.(2004). Against those who are unwilling to confess that the Holy Virgin is Theotokos. Rollinsford, Nh: Orthodox Research Institute.

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