Quotes From Early Church Fathers on Christ's Death

Jesus on the Cross, by James Tissot

What We Behold On The Cross

by Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) 

"As they were looking on, so we too gaze on his wounds as he hangs. We see his blood as he dies. We see the price offered by the redeemer, touch the scars of his resurrection. He bows his head, as if to kiss you. His heart is made bare open, as it were, in love to you. His arms are extended that he may embrace you. His whole body is displayed for your redemption. Ponder how great these things are. Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind: as he was once fixed to the cross in every part of his body for you, so he may now be fixed in every part of your soul." 

(GMI 248) 

Reflections on the Cross of Christ from the early church fathers
What Happened on the Cross, by John Damascene 
A Few Drops of Blood Renew the Whole World, by Gregory Nazianzen 
What We Behold on the Cross, by Augustine 
Contemplating the Lord's Passion by Leo the Great
The Lamb that was Slain by Melito of Sardis
The Power of the Blood of Christ by John Chrysostom
By One Death and Resurrection the World Was Saved by Basil
The Life-giving Cross of Christ by Theodore the Studite
Let us too glory in the Cross by Augustine
The Cross of Christ by Leo the Great
The Body of Christ Gives Life to Those Who Receive It, by Cyril of Alexandria
The Death of Death by Augustine 

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