The Silver Series, vol. 10: Volume 10 of The Silver Series, the third of three on the Apostolic Fathers, introduces the reader to the writings of St Irenaeus of Lyons.
From Holy Week to Easter:
“It is bewildering to realize that [Isaiah] was able, centuries ahead of time, to convey the meaning of the Cross of Christ and now enables us all the better to meditate on the mystery of His death. The Son of God assumes our fallen nature, nails it to the Cross, and takes upon himself all the sin of the world in order to break its power and overcome it.”
“It remains for us to realize this blessed passage, this holy Pascha. Will we remain in the old, fallen world of death, slavery and sin? Or will we enter with Christ into the new and eternal world of the Kingdom of God? A world where anything becomes possible…where God is present and active in the life of each and every one of us? Let us enter into that world, for Christ is risen!”