Posts tagged "Early Church Fathers"
The Early Church in Jerusalem Followed the Pope: 7 Quotes from History

The Early Church in Jerusalem Followed the Pope: 7 Quotes from History

"In the power of the same Holy Spirit, Peter, also the foremost of the Apostles and the key-bearer of the Kingdom of Heaven, healed Aeneas the paralytic in the name of Christ." Cyril, Catech. xviii. n. 27
11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome

11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome

The importance of establishing St. Peter's ministry in Rome may be boiled down to authority and more specifically the historic existence and continuance of the Office of Vicar held by St. Peter.
The First 10 Popes of the Catholic Church

The First 10 Popes of the Catholic Church

Listers, we’ve catalogued the first ten Vicars of Christ for the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Save the information on our first pope – St. Peter – all the information presented is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia and links for further reading are provided.   1. Pope St. Peter (32-67) St. Peter held a...
7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict's Medal

7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict’s Medal

"Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux" (The Holy Cross be my light), written downward on the perpendicular bar; the initial letters of the words, "Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux" (Let not the dragon be my guide).
Spiritual Things in Material Things: 5 Quotes from St. John Chyrsostom on the Sacraments

Spiritual Things in Material Things: 5 Quotes from St. John Chyrsostom on the Sacraments

Listers, the sacraments are an essential element to the birth, growth, and transformation of every Catholic believer. We are in some way affected by each of these sacraments every day of our lives. We are reborn in baptism, we are overshadowed by the Holy Spirit at confirmation, we are fed by our Lord in the...
Pre-Cana with St. John Chrysostom: 7 Tips to a Successful Marriage

Pre-Cana with St. John Chrysostom: 7 Tips to a Successful Marriage

Listers, next to converting to Catholicism, the second best choice of my life was marrying my husband. Before I converted and before I met my husband, I did not believe that marriage was a sacrament. Not recognizing this great mysterious gift as one of the major sources of grace caused me to think all sorts...
The Queen Takes Her Throne: 6 Quotes on the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The Queen Takes Her Throne: 6 Quotes on the Dormition and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

Listers, today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary in the Roman Church and the Feast of the Dormition in the Eastern Churches. Along with the following selection of quotes, we have also shared a sermon in its entirety by St. John Damascene regarding the Dormition and Queenship of the Blessed Virgin: Sermon I...
4 Musical Analogies in the Theology of the Church Fathers

4 Musical Analogies in the Theology of the Church Fathers

"A beautiful breathing instrument of music the Lord made man, after His own image. And He Himself also, surely, who is the supramundane Wisdom, the celestial Word, is the all-harmonious, melodious, holy instrument of God."
4 of the Most Controversial Lists on St. Peter's List

4 of the Most Controversial Lists on St. Peter’s List

Listers, brass is mistaken for gold more easily than clay.1 It is easy to say the heathens and Hitlers of the world need Christ and His Church, but what of the Protestants? Are they saved because they worship Christ or is their Christ more a personalized term than a person? Are we prepared to critique...
5 Reflections from the Early Church on Saints Peter and Paul

5 Reflections from the Early Church on Saints Peter and Paul

Listers, on this Solemnity of St. Peter and Paul, it is important to reflect on what their martyrdom meant for the early church. Many modern day academics enjoy setting St. Peter and St. Paul in enmity with one another; however, the over emphasis of Galatians 2:11-14 by modern scholarship fails to acknowledge that even though...
4 Biblical Reasons Mary Is The New Ark of the Covenant

4 Biblical Reasons Mary Is The New Ark of the Covenant

An in depth biblical approach to Mary as the "New Ark of the Convenant."
The Apostles Appointed Bishops: 9 Teachings from St. Clement AD 97

The Apostles Appointed Bishops: 9 Teachings from St. Clement AD 97

"Our apostles also knew, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that there would be strife on account of the office of the episcopate. For this reason, therefore... they appointed those [ministers] already mentioned, and afterwards gave instructions, that when these should fall asleep, other approved men should succeed them in their ministry."