Second Breakfast: XIII


May the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, Who disposeth all things in wisdom for the best, visit you by His own grace, and comfort you by Himself, working in you that which is well-pleasing to Him, and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ come upon you, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, that you may have healing of all tribulation and affliction, and advance towards all good, for the perfecting of the Church, for the edification of your souls, and to the praise of the glory of His name … We trust in the Lord that so it will be, if you are minded by the grace of concord with one mind to see that which is good, preferring to your own wills the will of the Lord, and that which is approved of Him, and perfect, and well-pleasing in His eyes; that there may be such a happy issue among you, that therein we may rejoice, and you triumph, and the God of all be glorified, Whom glory becometh for ever and ever.

Gregory of Nyssa, To the Church at Nicomedia

Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335 – c. 395) was bishop of Nyssa, brother to Basil of Caesarea and known as one of the “Cappadocian Fathers.” He was an erudite theologian who made significant contributions to the doctrine of the Trinity and the Nicene creed.


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