Thursday, October 9, 2008

Quotations on Mary, Ark of the New Covenant

by Steve Ray on October 9, 2008

Since we will be celebrating Mass tomorrow in Ephesus, at Mary’s House, I thought this would be appropriate. A while ago I compiled over 7 pages of quotations from the Fathers of the Church about

Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant

Here is a sample from the great St. Athanasius (c. 296-373) who defended the Trinity and Divinity of Christ:

“O noble Virgin, truly you are greater than any other greatness. For who is your equal in greatness, O dwelling place of God the Word? To whom among all creatures shall I compare you, O Virgin? You are greater than them all O (Ark of the) Covenant, clothed with purity instead of gold! You are the Ark in which is found the golden vessel containing the true manna, that is, the flesh in which Divinity resides.” Homily of the Papyrus of Turin.

For my article on Mary, Ark of the New Covenant, click here.

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