Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 13th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,Leo the Great,St Leo,hypostatic union,deity of christ,Pope Leo I,christology,sermon
Day Thirty-eight: St. Leo the Great: Sermon XXI (On the Nativity Feast I)
Who: Leo the Great, also known as Pope St. Leo I (the Great), was Pope from 440-61 AD. Place and date of birth unknown; died 10 November, 461. Leo's pontificate, next to that of St. Gregory I, is the most significant and important in Christian antiquity, as he tried to combat the heresies which seriously threatened church unity even in the West, such as Pelagianism.
What: A sermon on the Nativity at Christmas time, about the incarnation of the Word of God.
Why: To explain the incarnation and preach the Good News of our Lord and Saviour becoming man for our sake so that we may be sav...