Sunday, January 02, 2022

Gregory of Nazianzus: the exchange

Sunday, January 2, 2022
    Feast of Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops, Teachers, 379 & 389
    Commemoration of Seraphim, Monk of Sarov, Mystic, Staretz, 1833
    But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
    —Hebrews 2:9 (NIV)
    What He was, He laid aside; what He was not, He assumed.
    ... St. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389/390), Oration 37.2, quoted in Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: New Testament, v. IVa, John 1-10, Joel C. Elowsky & Thomas C. Oden, InterVarsity Press, 2006, p. 14 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 53:2-3; Matt. 19:1; John 1:1; 10:38; 2 Cor. 8:9; Phil. 2:5-7; Heb. 2:9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have truly become one of us.
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