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St. Andrew of Crete: Excerpt from a Discourse on the Nativity of the Theotokos - Orthodox Church Quotes
The present feastday is for us the beginning of feastdays. Serving as boundary limit to the law and to foretypes, it at the same time serves as a doorway to grace and truth. “For Christ is the end of the law” (Rom 10:4), Who, having freed us from the writing, doth raise us to spirit. …