Wednesday, September 14, 2011
"Immortal tree, it extends from heaven to earth.
It is the fixed pivot of the universe, the fulcrum of all things,
the foundation of the world, the cardinal point of the cosmos.
It binds together all the multiplicity of human nature.
It is held together by invisible nails of the spirit in order to retain
its bond with the Godhead. It touches the highest summits
of heaven and with its feet holds fast the earth,
and it encompasses the vast middle atmosphere in between
with its immeasurable arms."
(Pseudo Chrysostom, 3rd century)