Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Feast of St./Blessed Augustine
Nos fecisti ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum donec requiescat in te. (You made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you) Confesiones
Fr. Seraphim Rose: “His main benefit to us today,” he writes, “is probably precisely as a Father of Orthodox piety—something with which he was filled to overflowing.… Here he is one with the simple Orthodox faithful, as well as with all the Holy Fathers of East and West who, whatever their various failings and differences in theoretical points of doctrine, had a single deeply Christian heart and soul. It is this that makes him unquestionably an Orthodox Father.” -The Place of Blessed Augustine in the Orthodox Church ISBN 0-938635-12-3
Sanctus Pater Augustinus, ora pro nobis!