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Sanctifying the Church of the Gentiles

Canisius | 29 December, 2005 02:13

A hymn from the Greek Church (Vol. 2, Bk. 1, p. 294) says that when Herod slew the Holy Innocents, "The earth was reddened by the infants' blood, and the Gentile Church mystically made pure...." So what does it mean that the Gentile Church was mystically made pure? If I remember correctly, it has to do with a tradition that Jesus sanctified the nations by his flight into gentile Egypt. This tradition is connected (I believe) with the prophecy regarding Egypt in Isaiah 19.


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