"The glory of God is man fully alive, and the life of man is the vision of God." -St Irenaeus of Lyon

We marvel

Whom have we, Lord, like you? –
The Great One who became small, the Wakeful who slept,
The Pure One who was baptized, the Living One who died,
The King who abased himself to ensure honor for all.
Blessed is your honor!

It is right that man should acknowledge your divinity,
It is right for heavenly beings to worship your humanity.
The heavenly beings were amazed to see how small you became,
And earthly ones to see how exalted.

St. Ephrem the Syrian

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