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Why the Third Day?

St. Athanasius of Alexandria (ca. 296-373) in his Oratio de incarnatione Verbi (On the Incarnation of the Word) suggests reasons why Jesus Christ chose to rise on the third day after his death, rather than sooner or later. Why did … Continue reading

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The Glorified Human Body

Father Cassilly describes the resurrected, glorified human body: “As Christ’s body shone in the resurrection so will ours, for His rising is a type of ours. In heaven there will be no need of sun or moon, for the Lamb … Continue reading

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The Seed of Eternal Life

“The beloved disciple says, ‘In this we know that we abide in God, and He is in us, because He hath given us His Spirit’ (1 Jn 4:13); the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity being inseparably united with each … Continue reading

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Two Resurrections

St. Augustine of Hippo in Book Twenty of his De civitate Dei (City of God) mentions two resurrections, following two deaths. The one resurrection is spiritual; it takes place in the present life. The other resurrection is bodily; it will … Continue reading

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Why the Third Day?

St. Athanasius of Alexandria (ca. 296-373) in his Oratio de incarnatione Verbi (On the Incarnation of the Word) suggests reasons why Jesus Christ chose to rise on the third day after his death, rather than sooner or later. Why did … Continue reading

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Happiness For Body and Soul

Athenagoras of Athens (fl. ca. 177) argues in the closing chapters of On the Resurrection of the Dead that, since a human person consists of a body and a soul, the ultimate happiness of a person must be experienced in … Continue reading

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Body and Soul Partnership

Athenagoras of Athens (fl. ca. 177) explains in his treatise On the Resurrection of the Dead why a person’s body must be reunited with its soul before that person can be judged on the Day of Judgment. Athenagoras argues that … Continue reading

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