The Three Births of the Word

I’m currently reading a Maximus the Confessor anthology (On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ). In “Ambiguum 42” he begins with a quote from Gregory the Theologian’s Theophany sermon where Gregory says: “The Word knew three births for us: bodily birth, birth through baptism, and birth through resurrection.” Since it’s currently Christmas and Theophany is …

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The Word Became Flesh

On this Feast of Theophany, a description by Karl Barth of just what happened in the incarnation, and thus just what was revealed. He did not cease to be the eternal Word of the eternal Father, Himself the one true God. But as this one true God He became flesh without reservation or diminution. He …

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