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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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Everything was made by God, because through Him they came into creation, and this “made by God” is to be understood for the Son in a different and more true way, as they were made “by Him” according to their natures. This is why we don’t include the Son in the beings, because He is out of everything and above everything, together with the Father; He does not become weaker following the weakness of beings, because he does not belong to their nature and generation...

παρὰ Θεοῦ τὰ πάντα δημιουργητῶς διὰ τὸ παρῆχθαι δι΄ αὐτοῦ πρὸς γένεσιν· ἐπὶ δὲ τοῦ Υἱοῦ͵ καθ΄ ἕτερόν τε καὶ ἀληθέστερον τρόπον τὸ παρὰ τοῦ Θεοῦ͵ ὡς ἐξ αὐτοῦ κατὰ φύσιν͵ δεδέξεται. διὸ τοῖς πᾶσιν οὐ συναριθμούμενος͵ ἀλλ΄ ἔξω πάντων ὑπάρχων καὶ ἐπάνω πάντων μετὰ Πατρός͵ οὐ συνασθενήσει τοῖς πᾶσιν͵ ἅτε δὴ τῆς ἐκείνων ὁμοφυΐας ἐξῃρημένος...

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