Chrysostom on the Nature of Christ

Let us learn to know to which nature the Father said, “Share My seat.”  It is the same nature to which had been said, “You are dust and to dust you shall return.”

—John Chrysostom in Epistle 65 to Leo …

It is great and wonderful and awe-inspiring that our flesh is seated above and worshiped by angels and archangels, by seraphim and cherubim.  When I reflect on this, I am entranced and seem to be outside myself.

—John Chrysostom, on Hebrews 2.

Concordia, The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord.  Concordia Publishing House; St. Louis, 2006, page 636.

These quotes along with many others were included in the Catalog of Testimonies (an appendix to the Book of Concord) to show that the Church’s universal orthodox belief has been that Jesus’ physical body has divine properties and can be physically consumed in the Lord’s Supper.

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