Advent versed 2

What then could ever be equal to these good tidings?

God on earth, man in Heaven;

and all became mingled together,

angels joined the choirs of men,

men had fellowship with the angels,

and with the other powers above:

and one might see the long war brought to an end,

and reconciliation

made between God

and our nature

the devil brought to shame,

demons in flight,

death destroyed,

Paradise opened,

the curse blotted out,

sin put out of the way,

error driven off,

truth returning,

the word of godliness everywhere sown, and flourishing in its growth,

the polity of those above planted on the earth,

those powers in secure intercourse with us,

and on earth angels

continually haunting,

and hope abundant

touching things to come.

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John Chrysostom Homily 1 The Gospel of St. Matthew