Saturday, August 15, 2009

Patristic Quote of the Day

'The strips of linen and the burial clothes afford the apostles a demonstration of the Theotokos' resurrection from the dead, since they remained alone in the tomb and at the 'scrutiny they were found there, even as it had been with the Master. There was no necessity for her body to delay yet a little while in the earth, as was the case with her Son and God, and so it was taken up straightway from the tomb to a super-celestial realm, from whence she flashes forth most brilliant and divine illuminations and graces, irradiating earth's region.'

St. Greogry Palamas, Archbishop of Thessaloniki

Blessed feast of Dormition to all the faithful!

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