Yesterday I was crucified with Him…

Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him; yesterday I died with Him; today I am quickened with Him; yesterday I was buried with Him; today I rise with Him. But let us offer to Him Who suffered and rose again for us— you will think perhaps that I am going to say gold, or silver, or woven work or transparent and costly stones, the mere passing material of earth, that remains here below, and is for the most part always possessed by bad men, slaves of the world and of the Prince of the world. Let us offer ourselves, the possession most precious to God, and most fitting; let us give back to the Image what is made after the Image. Let us recognize our Dignity; let us honour our Archetype; let us know the power of the Mystery, and for what Christ died.

- St. Gregory the Theologian - Homily on Pascha

  1. byzantiumbound reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  2. stretchoutyourhand reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  3. eov-anarchia reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  4. constellationedflorescences2 reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  5. ashleyisasuperhero reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  6. onancientpaths reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  7. quenchmythurst reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  8. kirodandelion reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  9. makingmymark789 reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  10. whereyourbrokennessleadsyou reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  11. irohthesecond reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  12. jedimasterkirito reblogged this from simplyorthodox
  13. simplyorthodox posted this