Thursday, December 25, 2008
My nature and his active nature are united in one
person. Not in the person of the Word of God, but in
the person of the man at prayer. And so what took place
in Christ, through the virginity of the Most Holy
Theotokos, when two natures were united in one person,
in the hypostasis of the Divine Word, now takes place
in me, through my virginal soul, in travail night and
day, and finally giving birth, so that the two shall be
"one flesh" (Gen 2:24), "one spirit" (I Cor 6:17),
so that becoming one spirit, we will become one man.
Aimilianos of Simonopetra, "On Prayer"
in The Church at Prayer: The Mystical Liturgy of the Heart