Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Marvel beyond understanding

"The words of Christ, since they are divine, are efficacious, and can produce nothing other than what they command.  For they are eternal. 
Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass." - St Paschasius

Leonardo DaVinci - The Annunciation

“How shall this be?”  Mary asked.

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,”
the angel answered,
“and the power of the most High
will cover you with its shadow.” 


And now you are the one who puts the question:
“How can bread become Christ and wine His Blood?”
I answer:  “The power of the Holy Spirit will be at work
to give us a marvel which surpasses understanding.”

St John Damascene
aka St John of Damascus
Syria ~ 676 - 749
Monk, prolific writer, poet
Defender of icons/images
Feast Day - December 4

Show me the icons that you venerate, that I may be able
to understand your faith. - St John of Damascus

St John Damascene, pray for us!

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