I see rips in the seamless robe of Christ which wicked men have tried to pull apart, and His body cut into pieces (i.e. the word of God and the ancient tradition of the Church). Because of this I have decided it is wrong to hold my tongue, remembering the warning in the Bible:
“If you see the sword coming and do not warn your brother, I will hold you guilty of his blood.” [Ez. 33.8]
Fear compelled me to speak. The truth was stronger than the majesty of kings.
St. John of Damascus, 8th c.
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Citing this page:
Solomon, Alana. “I See Rips in the Seamless Robe of Christ.” Ortolana Studio. Ortolana Studio, 22 October 2018.