Bishop Hilary of Poitiers

posted 13 Jan 2014, 01:47 by
Bishop HIlary of Poitiers, known as 'the illustrious doctor of the churches' wrote theological works that continue to impact the church. He vigourously combated the Arian heresy, a demonstration of his steadfast confession that Jesus was the 'God-man'.

Everlasting God,
whose servant Hilary
steadfastly confessed your Son Jesus Christ
      to be both human and divine:
grant us his gentle courtesy
to bring to all the message of redemption
      in the incarnate Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.