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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?

"This is the Apostolic Faith, the Orthodox Faith, and the Faith of the Fathers. Having this wonderful treasure, let us preserve it, let us keep it, and let us also use it in such a way that this treasure becomes the victory of Christ in us and in His Church"
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-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

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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.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 03:40:52 PM by Cyrillic »
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
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-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

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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 »
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The Saviour is made of elements which are distinct from one another yet He is not two Persons. God forbid! For both natures are one by the combination. -St. Gregory Nazianzen

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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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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?
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
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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 »
At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis:
aurum omnes victa iam pietate colunt.
-Propertius, Elegies III.XIII:47-48

Ἀπ' ὃσα ἒκαμα κι ἀπ’ ὃσα εἶπα
νὰ μὴ ζητήσουνε νὰ βροῦν ποιός ἢμουν
-C.P Cavafy