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Christmas Commentary – No. 7, Augustine of Hippo

15/12/2011

Going back a little further in time for today’s Christmas Commentary, here’s a quote from St Augustine of Hippo, 354 – 430AD.

He, through whom time was made, was made in time;
and He, older by eternity than the world itself, was younger in age than many of His servants in the world;
He, who made man, was made man;
He was given existence by a mother whom He brought into existence;
He was carried in hands which He formed;
He nursed at breasts which He filled;
He cried like a babe in the manger in speechless infancy — this Word without which human eloquence is speechless!

Sermon on Christmas, by Augustine of Hippo.

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Augustine of Hippo, a portrait by Phillippe de Champaigne, 17th Century painter.

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