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49-61. Geerard numbers this letter 5355 in GPG. See also Ebied-Wickham, Unpublished Syriac Letters, 1-19, and Wickham, Select Letters, 94-131. 3. 2o. 13. 16 ST. CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA (3) Those who out of ignorance have belittled possession of the true faith, and then exalt their way of life with virtuousness, somehow are like to men who have goodly features of face but the glance of their eyes is irregular and distorted. "6 The right sight of the eyes hidden within is to be able to see plainly and subtly, insofar as is allowed, whatever considerations there may be concerning the words of God.

67- 69. 7. nCf. 13, 14. 1. 20. ST. "78 But how was he before the Baptist, who was coming after the Baptist? How is it not clear to all that Christ existed later than John according to the time of the flesh? What, therefore, might one say to these questions? " 79 For he was before Abraham as God, but he is known after him insofar as he appeared as man. " 84 (33) Accordingly, following in the footsteps of the confession of the Fathers without deviation we say that the very Word of God the Father, begotten as the only begotten Son, was incarnate, and was made man, suffered, died, and rose from the dead on the third day.

The Son typifies his own begetter in his own nature and glory. He said clearly to one of his holy disciples, and this was Philip, "Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? "25 Accordingly he is consubstantial with the Father. Thus also it is believed that true God was begotten of true God. " 26 However, the creature enjoys such an appellation in the order of love. "27 So that if one should use the word begetting or sonship about him, he would in no way be speaking falsehood, for he is the truth.

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