Athanasius, Festal Letter 43 Fragment

For Wednesday of Lent Week 4 Of us, then, whose also is the Passover, the calling is from above, and “our conversation is in heaven,” as Paul says; “For we have here no abiding city, but we seek that which is to come,” whereto, also, looking forward, we properly keep the feast. (And again, afterwards:)Continue reading “Athanasius, Festal Letter 43 Fragment”

Athanasius, Festal Letter 42 Fragment

For Tuesday of Lent Week 4 For we have been called, brethren, and are now called together, by Wisdom, and according to the Evangelical parable, to that great and heavenly Supper, and sufficient for every creature; I mean, to the Passover—to Christ, Who is sacrificed; for “Christ our Passover is sacrificed.” (And afterwards:) They, therefore,Continue reading “Athanasius, Festal Letter 42 Fragment”

Athanasius, Festal Letters 22 & 24 Fragments

For Tuesday of Lent Week 3 Fragment of Festal Letter 22 (for AD 350) Where our Lord Jesus Christ, who took upon Him to die for all, stretched forth His hands, not somewhere on the earth beneath, but in the air itself, in order that the Salvation effected by the Cross might be shown toContinue reading “Athanasius, Festal Letters 22 & 24 Fragments”

Selections from Athanasius, Festal Letter 20

For Monday of Lent Week 3 1 Let us now keep the feast, my brethren, for as our Lord then gave notice to His disciples, so He now tells us beforehand, that “after some days is the Passover,” in which the Jews indeed betrayed the Lord, but we celebrate His death as a feast, rejoicingContinue reading “Selections from Athanasius, Festal Letter 20”

Selections from Athanasius, Festal Letter 14

For Wednesday of Lent Week 2 1 The gladness of our feast, my brethren, is always near at hand, and never fails those who wish to celebrate it. For the Word is near, Who is all things on our behalf, even our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, having promised that His habitation with us should beContinue reading “Selections from Athanasius, Festal Letter 14”