Sunday, June 04, 2017

One Word, Instead of Many

Now those who before were fishermen have become skilled speakers. Now those who once
stood by the shores of lakes are orators, and clear ones.
Those who previously used to mend their nets
now unravel the webs of orators and make them worthless with simpler utterance.
For they speak one Word, instead of many,
they proclaim one God, not one of many.
The One as one they worship, a Father beyond understanding,
a Son consubstantial and inseparable, and like to them
the All-Holy Spirit.

St. Romanos the Melodist, "On Pentecost", On the Life of Christ: Kontakia, Ephrem Lash, tr. Yale University Press (New Haven: 2014) p. 215.

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