And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
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Gregory the Theologian
He made a first day, a second, a third, and so forth until the seventh day which was a rest from work. According to these days, everything created was subdivided, brought into an order by inexpressible laws. So creation was not an instantaneous act by the allpowerful Word; for him to think or to speak is to accomplish a task. If humans were last to enter the world—and in such a way as to honor God’s handiwork with God’s image—is this not marvelous? It is like saying that as a king he prepared the palace and then, as king, when everything was already prepared, led in the procession.