Saturday, May 08, 2010

Melito of Sardis

Read this confession/homily by Melito of Sardis:

This is he who made the heavens and the earth,
and formed humanity in the beginning,
who is announced by the Law and the Prophets,
who was enfleshed in a Virgin,
who was hanged on the Tree,
who was buried in the earth,
who was raised from the dead,
went up into the heights of heaven,
who is sitting at the right hand of the Father,
who has the authority to judge and save all things,
through whom the Father made the things which exist,
from the beginning to all the ages.

This one is “the Alpha and the Omega,”
this one is “the beginning and the end”
the beginning which cannot be explained
and the end which cannot be grasped.

This one is the Christ.
This one is the King.
This one is Jesus.
This one is the Leader.
This one is the Lord.
This one is he who has risen from the dead.
This one is he who sits at the right hand of the Father.
He bears the Father and is borne by the Father.
To him be the glory and the power to the ends of the ages. Amen.


Jeff Doles said...

Just a comment about formatting. Red on blue is harsh on the eyes.

andrea said...

read the confession now please take the searing pain from my eyes :0