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Him He who is above all, before all, and after all, His Pre-Existing and Only-Begotten Logos, yes, the great high priest of the great God, older than all time and all ages, dedicated first and foremost to the glory of His Father, petitions for the salvation of everyone, distinguished with first rank of the universe, but second to rule in the paternal kingdom. For He was the very light beyond the universe, which plays around the Father, which mediates and separates the eternal and ungenerated Form from created existence, the light which gushes forth from the ceaseless and eternal divinity above and proceeds out over super-celestial land, shining over everything within heaven with rays of wisdom brighter than the sun. And this selfsame One would be the Governor of this entire cosmos, the One who is over all, through all, and in all, visible and invisible, the all-pervasive Logos of God, from whom and through whom bearing the image of the higher kingdom, the sovereign dear to God, in imitation of the Higher Power, directs the helm and sets straight all things on earth.
Eusebius draws a connection between Christ and Constantine. The sophistry of his adoration of Christ is admirable, but the borrowing of authority and legitimacy is fraught with ideas about ‘light’ with roots in ancient pagan philosophy.
From “In Praise of Constantine,” I.6
My truck broke down and since I don’t have $500 to repair it right now, my sister has to drive me to work :/