Tag Archives: Gregory of Nyssa

Ye Are Gods

Father Cassilly comments on the Psalmist’s declaration “Ye are gods” (Ps 81:6) and its awesome implication that the just man shares in the Divine nature. He notes that theologians “explain that the grace which makes man share the Divine nature … Continue reading

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Why Do Infants Die?

In his treatise On Infants’ Early Deaths, St. Gregory of Nyssa (ca. 335-94) tackles the heart-wrenching, faith-testing question: Why Do Infants Die? He offers an explanation which holds fast to the conviction that God, in His Divine Providence, does what … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer – Part 4 of 10

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” “In that kingdom of blessedness the happy life will be made perfect in the Saints as it now is in the heavenly Angels. . . . As by the … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer – Part 3 of 10

“Thy kingdom come” “It follows suitably, that after our adoption as sons, we should ask a kingdom which is due to sons.” -Glossa Ordinaria “This is not so said as though God did not now reign on earth, or had … Continue reading

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

St. Luke recounts an occasion on which Christ taught the Lord’s Prayer: “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, ‘Lord, teach us to … Continue reading

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