Thursday, June 4, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Church is Communict of the Believers

So I am writing this, he says, to explain how those entrusted with the care of souls ought live (calling the community of the believers house and Church of God). He said they were pillar and foundation of the truth: fixed on the rock, they remain unmoved, proclaiming the truth of the teachings in deed as well.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Commentary on 1 Timothy, Chapter 3, in Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, Volume 2, p. 220 (2001), Robert C. Hill translator.