A marvellous wonder has this day come to pass: nature is made new, and God becomes man. That which He was, He has remained; and that which He was not, He has taken on Himself while suffering neither confusion nor division.

From Great Vespers of the Synaxis of the Most Holy Theotokos

A rather belated happy Christmas to all who read this.

Also, I recently discovered that the edition of Saint Athanasius’ On the Incarnation, that is translated by “A Religious of C.S.M.V.” (and with the introduction by C.S. Lewis where he speaks about the importance of reading old books) is available online here. I’ve no idea how legal this is – this is the translation used in one of the versions published in the St Vladimir’s Popular Patristics Series – but it is very good to have something like this available online.