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Nature of Christ Blog 10

My father is greater than I (2)

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St. Basil the Great stated,"His Father to be greater than Himself, when He was seen in glory inferior to the angels, and in form to men? For “Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels,” (Ps 8:5) and again “Who was made a little lower than the angels,” (Heb 2:9) and “we saw Him and He had neither form nor comeliness, his form was deficient beyond all men.” (Isaiah 53:2-3)."
(Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers V8 P.274)

St. Ambrose commented, "He called the Father greater than Himself, when in the person of a man He called Himself a worm, and not a man, saying: “But I am a worm, and no man;” (Ps 22:6) and again: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter (Isa.53:7). how was He “made lower,” (Heb 2:9) except that, “being in the form of God, He thought it not a prey that He should be equal with God, but emptied Himself;” (Phil 2:7) not, indeed, parting with what He was, but taking up what He was not, for “He took the form of a servant.”
(Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers V10 P.521)