Sunday, March 11, 2007
St. Theodore of Studios, Priest and Abbot, 826 A.D. "How precious is the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplate! In the cross there is no mingling of good and evil, as in the tree of paradise; it is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste. The fruit of this tree is not death but life, not darkness but light. This tree does not cast us out of paradise, but opens a way for our return."
"This is the tree upon which the Lord…healed the wounds of sin…"
"A tree once caused our death, but now a tree brings life."