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“For God wishes to be seen, and he wishes to be sought, and he wishes to be expected, and he wishes to be trusted”

And after this I looked with bodily vision into the face of the crucifix which hung before me, in which I saw a part of Christ’s Passion: contempt, foul spitting, buffeting, and many long-drawn pains, more than I can tell; … Continue reading

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“Give me this fisherman, this man without education or experience …”

While he was on the mountain with Christ the Lord in company with the two other disciples James and John, the blessed apostle Peter heard a voice from heaven saying: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well … Continue reading

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“We may with reverence ask from our lover all that we will, for our natural will is to have God”

We pray to God for his holy flesh and for his precious blood, his holy Passion, his precious death and his glorious wounds, for all the blessings of nature and the endless life that we have of all this, it … Continue reading

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“Open the Bible at any page and you will find it extolling love”

I know, beloved, how well fed you are every day by the exhortations of Holy Scripture, and what nourishment your hearts find in the word of God. Nevertheless, the affection we have for one another compels me to say something … Continue reading

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“No other God has this Son. Nor would any other want him”

The true God is indeed the Father of Jesus the Son. I can be brief on this point. For if we know who this Jesus is, we know what a difference that makes; and if we do not, it is … Continue reading

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“Even with all these gifts I am nothing without Christ”

All believers are familiar with the story of the wedding of the king’s son and the banquet that followed it, and of how the Lord’s table was thrown open to all comers. When everyone was seated “the master of the … Continue reading

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The Creed of St Gregory of Narek

Here is my profession of faith, here, the yearnings of my wretched breath to you who constitute all things with your Word, God. What I have discoursed upon before, I set forth again, these written instructions and interpretations for the … Continue reading

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