When Christ wished to come upon the earth to men, the good Father summoned a mighty power in heaven, which was called Michael, and entrusted Christ to the care thereof. And the power came into the world and it was called Mary, and Christ was in her womb seven months.
(Cyril of Jerusalem, Discourse on Mary Theotokos 12a)
And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended upon him and rested on him and said to him: My son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldest come and I might rest in thee. For thou art my rest; thou art my first-begotten Son that reignest for ever.
(Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah 4 [on Isaiah 11:2])
Even so did my mother, the Holy Spirit, take me by one of my hairs and carry me away on to the great mountain Tabor.
(Origen, Commentary on John 2.12.87 [on John 1:3])
He that marvels shall reign, and he that has reigned shall rest.
(Clement, Stromateis 188.8.131.52)
To those words (from Plato, Timaeus 90) this is equivalent:
He that seeks will not rest until he finds; and he that has found shall marvel; and he that has marvelled shall reign; and he that has reigned shall rest.
And never be ye joyful, save when ye behold your brother with love.
(Jerome, Commentary on Ephesians 3 [on Ephesians 5:4])
He that has grieved the spirit of his brother.
(Jerome, Commentary on Ezekiel 6 [on Ezekiel 18:7])
And when the Lord had given the linen cloth to the servant of the priest, he went to James and appeared to him. For James had sworn that he would not eat bread from that hour in which he had drunk the cup of the Lord until he should see him risen from among them that sleep. And shortly thereafter the Lord said: Bring a table and bread! And immediately it added: he took the bread, blessed it and brake it and gave it to James the Just and said to him: My brother, eat thy bread, for the Son of man is risen from among them that sleep.
(Jerome, De viris inlustribus 2)
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