Tag Archives: Early Church Fathers

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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iPatristrics

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 the Smyrnaeans

The final two letters of St. Ignatius which we read are both sent to the city of Smyrna. ¬†The first letter is sent to the Church as a whole, the second specifically to their bishop, Polycarp. This first letter is … Continue reading

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Beginning Ignatius‚Äô letter to the Philadelphians

Ignatius is moving! Thus far we have been reading the letters this inspirational martyr wrote from the city of Smyrna, but we must now follow him to Troas where he will write his last three letters before completing his journey … Continue reading

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