Category Archives: Patristics

Who’s your daddy? St. Polycarp

Today is the feast day of St. Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna.¬†Contrary to the insistence of some of my friends, “Polycarp” does not mean “much fish” ūüėČ Rather, his name means “much fruit”, an appropriate¬†appellation¬†for a man whose life was full … Continue reading

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Which father are you?

A few years ago, even before I even really knew the Early Church Fathers, I took the quiz “Which Church Father Are You?“. ¬†I took it again yesterday and got the same answer I got the first time around: “You’re … Continue reading

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Early Church Fathers, Love & Romance

Yesterday’s post was rather long, so I’ll keep this one nice and short. After the Office Christmas Party this weekend one of my coworkers, Kevin,¬†and his girlfriend got engaged. ¬†This put me in mind of two of my favourite quotations … Continue reading

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In the midst of busyness, a happy thought

Okay, so I’ve been crazy-busy over the last few weeks (I hope to explain why sometime next week), but I just had a nice piece of news drop into my RSS Reader – “The Fathers Know Best” is currently being … Continue reading

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Previously I had posted the feed for my recordings of the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch. ¬†However, it just got even easier! ¬†It is now possible to find that feed through Apple’s iTunes Store ūüôā You can either search … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius’ letter to Polycarp

Well, we’re finally here! ¬†The last letter of St. Ignatius of Antioch! ¬†I’m posting this a bit earlier than usual because the next couple of weeks are going to be rather busy. Each of the Ignatius’ letters are special for … Continue reading

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Set Up iTunes Feed…

It’s probably worth mentioning that I’ve created an RSS feed to allow people to subscribe to the St. Ignatius podcasts in iTunes: If you have problems with this, or don’t use iTunes, simply point your media player software towards:

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