You are my son by Proclus of Constantinople

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The Jews see the Child, and plot against the Mother; they look for the father of the Child whose Mother they do not recognize as a virgin. Why, O Jew, are you looking for the father of him who is born today? Hear him crying, “The Lord said to me: You are my son, today I have begotten you” (Ps 2:7). Am I not your parent before all ages? Another is the Father of you who are born today. Either you say that the Child born today (for he is truly on the earth) has no father, or you call him my Son. For a single son cannot be born of two fathers. “Today I have begotten you.”

Proclus of Constantinople, Homily IV on the Nativity of the Lord; PG 65, 713-16

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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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