Thursday, March 23, 2006

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St. Augustine's Thoughts on Holy Week

The new issue of Christianity Today contains a short quote from St. Augustine in the "Reflections" column. The quotations in this month's "Reflections" all deal with Holy Week. The particular quote is from Sermon 233:

"He died, but he vanquished death; in himself, he put an end to what we feared; he took it upon himself, and he vanquished it; as a mighty hunter, he captured and slew the lion.

"Where is death? Seek it in Christ, for it exists no longer; but it did exist, and now it is dead. O life, O death of death! Be of good heart; it will die in us also. What has taken place in our head will take place in his members; death will die in us also. But when? At the end of the world, at the resurrection of the dead in which we believe and concerning which we do not doubt" (94).

Best wishes,
Mason Smth

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