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Cyril of Alexandria : BECOMING TEMPLES OF GOD

from the Commentary to the Holy Gospel of John, Pusey v.1,p.75, 1.512/2.367, 2.307, 2.366-7, 2.469, 2.475
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The Original Greek New Testament
WE [John the Theologian] says that, not only through the Logos all things were made, but also that in each and every being that was made, there was life, namely the only-begotten Logos of God, the beginning and constitution of all things - visible and invisible, heavenly and earthly and of those below the earth. He himself being the real life, He grants being and living and moving in many ways to creatures, not by being himself divided and changed when He goes into each creature that belongs to a different nature: the creation is made by the unspeakable power and wisdom of the Creator in a variety proper to each creature, while the life of all is one and single into each being as is proper to each being and according to the ability of each being to receive Him.

ναοὶ θεοῦ χρηματιοῦμεν

Οὐ μόνον͵ φησί͵ δι΄ αὐτοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐγένετο͵ ἀλλὰ καὶ εἴτι γέγονεν͵ ἦν ἐν αὐτῷ ἡ ζωή͵ τουτέστιν͵ ὁ μονογενὴς τοῦ Θεοῦ Λόγος͵ ἡ πάντων ἀρχὴ καὶ σύστασις͵ ὁρατῶν τε καὶ ἀοράτων͵ ἐπουρανίων καὶ ἐπιγείων καὶ καταχθονίων. αὐτὸς γὰρ ὑπάρχων ἡ κατὰ φύσιν ζωή͵ τὸ εἶναι καὶ ζῆν καὶ κινεῖσθαι πολυτρόπως τοῖς οὖσι χαρίζεται͵ οὐ κατὰ μερισμόν τινα καὶ ἀλλοίωσιν εἰς ἕκαστα τῶν τῇ φύσει διεστηκότων χωρῶν, ἀλλ΄ ἡ μὲν κτίσις͵ ὡς πρὸς ἑαυτὴν ἀφάτῳ δυνάμει καὶ σοφίᾳ τοῦ Δημιουργοῦ ποικίλλεται, μία δὲ ἡ πάντων ζωὴ χωροῦσα πρὸς ἕκαστον͵ ὡς ἂν αὐτῷ πρέπῃ καὶ δύνηται μετασχεῖν

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