For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. Saint John the Apostle

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Saint Melito of Sardis




Born as a son, 
led forth as a lamb, 
sacrificed as a sheep, 
buried as a man, 
He rose from the dead as a God, 
for He was by nature God and Man. 
He is all things: He judges, and so He is Law; 
He teaches, and so He is Word; 
He saves, and so He is Grace; 
He begets, and so He is Father, 
He is begotten, and so He is Son; 
He suffers, and so He is Sacrifice; 
He is buried, and so He is Man; 
He rises again, and so He is God. 
This is Jesus Christ, to Whom belongs Glory for all ages.

-- Saint Melito of Sardis, Bishop, Martyr, and Early Church Father

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