Athenagoras of Athens on The Resurrection

If the resurrection of Jesus Christ wasn’t a literal, historical, bodily reality the Christian faith would be beyond worthless.  Paul is clear in 1st Corinthians 15 that to deny the resurrection is to deny the Gospel.  There is no proverbial fence to sit on, either you hold to the truth of the resurrection or youContinue reading “Athenagoras of Athens on The Resurrection”

Gregory of Nazianzus “On the Spirit”

“Mind, why do you hesitate? Sing also the praise of the Spirit and do not in a form of words divine that which inherent nature has not dissevered. Let us bow in awe before the mighty Spirit, who is God in heaven, who to me is God, by whom I came to know God, and who in the world makes me God”

Pseudo-Macarius Spiritual Homily II

“So here, all who have put off the old man, which is from beneath the earth—all whom Jesus has stripped of the clothing of the kingdom of darkness—have put on the new and heavenly man, Jesus Christ, once more corresponding, eyes to eyes, ears to ears, head to head, to be all pure, and wearing the heavenly image”

The Martyrdom of Polycarp Section 9

Church Father Friday is the ongoing curation of Patristic texts. These short selections from church history remind us of where we’ve been, and what God has done throughout history for the Church. I pray these excerpts are a blessing to you.   The life and martyrdom of Polycarp are vital for understanding the church inContinue reading “The Martyrdom of Polycarp Section 9”

Gregory of Nazianzus’ Christmas Sermon (Oration 38)

Church Father Friday is the ongoing curation of Patristic texts. These short selections from church history remind us of where we’ve been, and what God has done throughout history for the Church. I pray these excerpts are a blessing to you.   One of the blessings of studying church history is reading accounts about theContinue reading “Gregory of Nazianzus’ Christmas Sermon (Oration 38)”

Cyprian, Plagues, And The Christian Hope

Church Father Friday is the ongoing curation of Patristic texts. These short selections from church history remind us of where we’ve been, and what God has done throughout history for the Church. I pray these excerpts are a blessing to you.   Panic is winning the day.  With every update regarding Covid-19 things seem toContinue reading “Cyprian, Plagues, And The Christian Hope”