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聖額我略‧納齊安  St. Gregory Nazianzen

 

 

時代:第四世紀 (330-390)

地區:君士坦丁堡

職務:主教

類別:牧者、聖師

紀念日:一月二日

祈禱:

天主,祢曾藉聖巴西略及聖額我略的嘉言懿行,光照了祢的教會;我們懇切祢,使我們能謙虛地學習祢的真理,並在愛德工作上忠誠地付諸實行。因祢的聖子、我們的主耶穌基督,祂和祢及聖神,是唯一天主,永生永王。 亞孟。

聖言選讀:

弗 4:1-7, 11-13 (使他們各盡其職,建樹基督的身體。)

詠 23 (上主是我的牧者,我實在一無所缺。)

瑪 23:8-12 (你們當中最大的,應該做你們的僕役。)

 

事蹟:

額我略‧納齊安生自熱心信友家庭,是巴西略的摯友。曾與摯友在隱修院內修道,後在父親的影響下領受神職。三八一年當選為君士坦丁堡主教,在異端沖擊教會期間,竭力捍衛正統信仰,著作甚豐。他談及神職生活時說:

 

要潔淨他人,須先潔淨自己;為能教導他人,須先受教導;要照亮他人,須先變成光;要使人接近天主,自己應接近天主;要聖化他人,自己先須成聖;帶領人要親切,勸導人要謹慎。我知道我們是誰的服務人員,處在甚麼樣的地位,奔向甚麼目標。我知道天主的偉大,人的軟弱,但也知道他的潛力。 [那麼司鐸是誰呢?他是] 真理的護衛者,他與天使一同侍立,與總領天使一起光榮天主,使祭獻的犧牲升到天上的祭台,分享基督的大司祭職,重新塑造萬有,以 [天主的] 肖象重建萬物,為了天國再造萬物。最後,更偉大的,就是他被神性化,他也使人神性化。(聖額我略‧納齊安)

 

We must begin by purifying ourselves before purifying others; we must be instructed to be able to instruct, become light to illuminate, draw close to God to bring him close to others, be sanctified to sanctify, lead by the hand and counsel prudently. I know whose ministers we are, where we find ourselves and to where we strive. I know God's greatness and man's weakness, but also his potential. [Who then is the priest? He is] the defender of truth, who stands with angels, gives glory with archangels, causes sacrifices to rise to the altar on high, shares Christ's priesthood, refashions creation, restores it in God's image, recreates it for the world on high and, even greater, is divinized and divinizes.

 

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