The Paradox of The Incarnation

From the pen of our father St. Philoxenos of Mabbug:

“The Ancient of days became a child; the Most High became an infant in the womb, and God became man in the womb. The Spiritual One became corporeal; the Invisible One was seen; the Intangible One was handled… Invisible, we see Him; not tangible, we handle Him; not capable of being eaten, we eat Him; not capable of being tasted, we drink Him; we embrace Him Who is all powerful; we kiss Him Who is Infinite. Of Him, Who is Immortal, we believe that He died for us; of Him, Who is impassible, we confess that He suffered for us.” St. Philoxenos of Mabbug, Letter to The Monks on Faith (ed. Vaschalde), 139-40 as in; Michelson, David A. The Practical Christology of Philoxenos of Mabbug. OUP Oxford, 2014. p18.

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