Holy New Martyr Auxentios of Bellas (+ 1720)
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[Christ’s] Essence did not change to flesh, (it is impiety to imagine this), but continuing what it is, It so took upon It the form of a servant…taking flesh to Himself, His Essence remained untouched…for by an Union and Conjoining, God the Word and the Flesh are One, not by any confusion or obliteration of substances, but by a certain union ineffable, and past understanding.
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. (verses 12-14)