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Quote of the Day – 11 December – The Decree of Damasus

Quote of the Day – 11 December – The Memorial of St Pope Damasus I (c 305-384)

The arrangement of the names of Christ, however, is manifold:

LORD,
because He is Spirit.
WORD,
because He is God.
SON,
because He is the only-begotten son of the Father.
MAN,
because He was born of the Virgin.
PRIEST,
because He offered Himself as a sacrifice.
SHEPHERD,
because He is a guardian.
WORM,
because He rose again.
MOUNTAIN,
because He is strong.
WAY,
because there is a straight path through Him to life.
LAMB,
because He suffered.
CORNER-STONE,
because instruction is His.
TEACHER,
because He demonstrates how to live.
SUN,
because He is the illuminator.
TRUTH,
because He is from the Fathe.
LIFE,
because He is the creator.
BREAD,
because He is flesh.
SAMARITAN,
because He is the merciful protector.
CHRIST,
because He is anointed.
JESUS,
because He is a mediator.
VINE,
because we are redeemed by His blood.
LION,
because He is King.
ROCK,
because He is firm.
FLOWER,
because He is the chosen one.
PROPHET,
because He has revealed what is to come.

from the Decree of Damasus

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