Thursday, August 26, 2004

Today’s Byzantine Rite saint (Julian reckoning)
St Maximus the Confessor
Who maintained the Catholic faith regarding Jesus Christ as true God and true man (the hypostatic union in Him) as Pope St Leo I the Great taught at the council of Chalcedon - 'Peter hath spoken through Leo' - and for his troubles had his tongue and right hand hacked off by the Byzantine emperor, who at the time had a different theological belief.

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