Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Origen & Mariology

From his commentary on the gospel of John comes the following:

No one can apprehend the meaning of it [the gospel of John] except he have lain on Jesus' breast and received from Jesus Mary to be his mother also.
He touches with uncanny foresight on what the Church would soon begin to understand - Christology can never be fully and authentically embraced without embracing Mariology. The Nestorian heresy was yet to come and no other heresy challenged orthodox Christology in such a way as to force the Church into her precise definitions on the subject which could lead to nothing other than what we now call Mariology.

So if you think you have embraced Christ without receiving His mother as your own, take some advice from this third century Church father - think again.

1 comment:

Entropy said...

That's a tough one.