Sunday, May 31, 2009

from St. Symeon the New Theologian

My blood has been mingled with your Blood,

And I know that I have been united also to your Godhead.

I have become your most pure Body,

A member dazzling, a member truly sanctified,

A member glorious, transparent, luminous ...

What was I once, what have I now become!...

Where shall I sit, what shall I touch,

Where shall I rest these limbs that have become your own,

In what works or actions shall I employ

These members that are terrible and divine?

(Hymn II, 13-29).

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