01 January, 2011

Basil the Great on the 'Semper Virgo' of the Theotokos

“We must not debate inquisitively about this subject – whether after she had given birth to the Saviour Mary again contracted a marriage or, on the other hand, remained a virgin – because this has no application to the mystery of faith.”

Basil the Great, “Sermon on the Nativity of Christ,”

Quoted in John Gerhard, Theological Commonplaces, “On the Nature of Theology and Scripture,” 18, 8.
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