Tuesday, January 1, 2013

As Rain Falls on the Earth

For the eighth day of Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Name, something from St. Hesychios (8th or 9th century) whose writing can be found in the Philokalia:

The more the rain falls on the earth, the softer it makes it; similarly, the holy name of Jesus gladdens the earth of our heart the more we call upon it.
(Watchfulness and Holiness)

The Ninth Day of Christmas: The Double-Movement of the Incarnation  
First Day of Christmas: How God Brings His Love to Bear

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