Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

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But God said, I require mercy, and not sacrifice; and the acknowledgement of God, and not whole burnt offerings" Hosea 6:6.

What is meant by mercy? and what by sacrifice? By mercy then is signified Justification and grace in Christ; even that which is by faith. For we have been justified, not by the works of the law that we have done, but by His great mercy. And sacrifice means the law of Moses. St. Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke







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