From St. Athanasius . . .

(St. Athanasius speaks of victory Jesus has come to win for us in the body born at Christmas.)

For now that He has come to our realm, and taken up his abode in one body among His peers, henceforth the whole conspiracy of the enemy against mankind is checked, and the corruption of death which before was prevailing against them is done away. For the race of men had gone to ruin, had not the Lord and Saviour of all, the Son of God, come among us to meet the end of death.

[from: "On the Incarnation of the Word," §9.4
in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 4
, p. 41.]

Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod
Church Location: 114 Kingsley Road SW, Vienna, VA  22180
Mailing Address: 3057 Nutley Street Suite 822, Fairfax, VA  22031
703-455-4003                       Rev. James Douthwaite, Pastor