Friday, December 25, 2009

A Short Reflection on the Feast of Christmas, by St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom, whose Greek epithet means "golden-mouthed," was Patriarch of Constantinople. He died in the year 407.

What shall I say? How shall I describe this birth to you? For this wonder fills me with astonishment. The Ancient of Days has become an infant. He who sits upon the sublime and heavenly throne, now lies in a manger. And he who cannot be touched, who is simple, without complexity, and incorporeal, now lies subject to the hands of people. …God is now on earth, and man in heaven; on every side all things commingle.

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