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A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« on: October 20, 2012, 05:33:49 PM »
Does anyone know where in the epistles/homilies of St. Severus I can find this (unsourced) quote that is attributed to the great patriarch?

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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 06:09:25 PM »
I would like to know too.
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 04:27:29 AM »
It seems to be the words of Father Alexander Schmemann at the end of his homily here...

http://oca.org/reflections/fr.-alexander-schmemann/sunday-of-orthodoxy
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 03:37:19 PM »
So it is falsely attributed to St. Severus? I wonder how a quote from a contemporary EO priest came to be attributed to him.
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 04:01:11 PM »
Well there is a possibility he was being quoted?
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 05:18:38 PM »
In the video below, this quote is attributed to St. Severus at around the 5 minute, 15 second mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAqLWsk2Cj8
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 05:26:49 PM »
It's late here. Why don't you email the author and ask his source?
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 10:56:44 PM »
Here is a favorite of mine:

"For how will anyone divide walking upon the water? For to run upon the sea is foreign to the human nature, but it is not proper to the divine nature to use bodily feet. Therefore that action is of the incarnate Word, to whom belongs at the same time divine character and human, indivisibly." - St Severus of Antioch

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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 11:00:26 PM »
It's late here. Why don't you email the author and ask his source?
Sure. I sent the user a PM, but he hasn't signed in since June. :(
« Last Edit: October 26, 2012, 11:04:27 PM by Severian »
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die [...] These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -The Lord Jesus Christ

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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2012, 11:05:11 PM »
In the video below, this quote is attributed to St. Severus at around the 5 minute, 15 second mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAqLWsk2Cj8

Wait a minute... was Severus Batman?
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2012, 01:56:59 PM »
In the video below, this quote is attributed to St. Severus at around the 5 minute, 15 second mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAqLWsk2Cj8

Wait a minute... was Severus Batman?

Does that make Justinian the Joker?
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Re: A quote by St. Severus of Antioch
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 01:58:04 PM »
It's late here. Why don't you email the author and ask his source?
Sure. I sent the user a PM, but he hasn't signed in since June. :(

The question about the background music in the comment section was mine. I wish I'd asked about the quote back then.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 01:58:54 PM by Cyrillic »
That is the land of lost content,          
  I see it shining plain,   
The happy highways where I went   
  And cannot come again.
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