StAthanasiusStatue.Catania.Sicily.GiovanniDall’Orto

Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, was the greatest defender of Christ as both Son and Equal of God the Father. He wrote, “The Savior of us all, the Word of God, in his great love took to himself a body and moved as Man among men, meeting their senses, so to speak, halfway. He became himself an object for the senses, so that those who were seeking God in sensible things might apprehend the Father through the works which he, the Word of God, did in the body.” Notice that he stands on Arius, whose heresy denying Christ’s equality with God was probably the biggest threat to Trinitarian belief in church history. (Giovanni D’Allorto, sculptor, Catania, Sicily)

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