CPG 3653
Author Apollinaris
Greek Text Lietzmann, Apollinaris von Laodicea und seine Schule: Texte und Untersuchungen, 232-233.

Fragment 108: For Christ, moved by only a divine will, is one, as we also know that his energy was one, previously existing in the diverse wonders and sufferings of his one nature, for God is, and is believed to be, enfleshed.

Fragment 109: And “Father, if possible, let this cup depart from me, but not my but your will be done” (Mt 26:39; Lk 22:42) does not have the meaning of one and another will which do not agree with each other, but of one and same will, divinely energized but declining death according to the dispensation. For the one saying this was the flesh-bearing God, having no diversity at all in his willing.

Fragment 110: But if the one coming for suffering and the cross was equal to and a sharer of the Father’s essence, how while he was in anguish did he pray the cup to pass by him and that not his will but rather that of the Father happen? And why was it necessary to mention first the will of the one praying unless it was disharmonious and contrary to God?

Translated by AMJ

Last updated: 6-13-2013

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