"Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” He said to them, “How is it then that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying, ‘The Lord said to my... Continue Reading →
Christ; For us, by St. Cyril of Alexandria.
When, therefore, this is the case [Jesus is the same yesterday and today], obviously, he demonstrated his love for us by means of a great philanthropy and has partaken of our own nature in order that he might raise it up and deliver it from bondage to the devil. No one, then, should be ashamed... Continue Reading →
Christ Yesterday, Today and In the Ages by St. Cyril of Alexandria.
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).... Continue Reading →
Theotokos and Elizabeth by St. Cyril of Alexandria.
Similarly, she was addressed by the mother of the blessed Baptist, Who was moved by the Holy Spirit: "For Elizabeth, it says, was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried: Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb; why has it happened to me that the Mother of my Lord... Continue Reading →
Christ and the Theotokos by St. Cyril of Alexandria.
If they insist on saying, "where the Virgin is called Theotokos in the Scripture?" let them clearly hear the angel proclaiming this piece of good news to the shepherd and saying: "For today to you a Savior is born, who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11). He does not say, "Who shall be Lord" or... Continue Reading →
Theotokos; Virgin Mary by St. Cyril of Alexandria.
So then, God became man in the One, who was born of Mary, as the divine Scriptures reveal by various indications. This beautiful Virgin is also Theotokos, even though they do not want this. For if Jesus Christ, who came forth from her, was a mere man, how did Paul in a letter to the... Continue Reading →
Virgin Mary’s Life by Athanasius of Alexandria
“The Holy Scriptures, which instructs us, and the life of Mary, Mother of God, suffice as an ideal of perfection and the form of the heavenly life." Athanasius, De virginitate, in Le Musèon 42:255 The Holy Scripture did not mention much about Virgin Mary. However, the narrative was sufficient to demonstrate her virtues. One of... Continue Reading →
One Christ; Man and God by St. Cyril of Alexandria.
St Cyril uses the following two verses to explain how Jesus is man and God: "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," (1 Timothy 2:5) "Awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13)... Continue Reading →
Virgin Mary A Model by Athanasius of Alexandria
“Mary, who gave birth to God, remained a virgin to the end [in order to be a model for] all to come after her" Athanasius, De virginitate, in Le Musèon 42: 244 The fact that God chose the Virgin Mary to be the mother of his Only-begotten Son shows that there was something unique about... Continue Reading →
Christ was raised from the dead by St. Cyril of Alexandria.
" That is the case, of course, if, as has been said, the union was a true one and not, as they say, according to that in the saints. We say that it is not possible o speak of a true union after the birth, but we know Christ not as a man united to... Continue Reading →