Saint Isaac the Syrian on the Incarnation

Saints Isaac the Forefather & Isaac the Syrian

Saints Isaac the Forefather & Isaac the Syrian

Humility is the raiment of the Godhead. The Word who became human clothed Himself in it, and He spoke to us in our body. Everyone who has been clothed with humility has truly been made like unto Him who came down from His own exaltedness and hid the splendor of His majesty and concealed His glory with humility, lest creation be utterly consumed by the contemplation of Him. Creation could not look upon Him unless He took a part of it to Himself, and thus conversed with it, and neither could it hear the words of His mouth face to face.

* This excerpt is from “The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian” by St. Isaac the Syrian

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