November 19, 2017

Friday with the Fathers (5)

By Chaplain Mike The Epistle of Barnabas is next on our list as we consider the works of the Apostolic Fathers, which are the earliest Christian writings outside the New Testament itself. The main guide we are using for these studies is The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations, by Michael W. Holmes. An […]

Friday with the Fathers (4)

By Chaplain Mike Today, in our Lenten series on the Apostolic Fathers, we consider a work that many think comes to us from the days of the apostles themselves: The Didache (The Teaching). Known in ancient times as The Teaching of the Lord to the Gentiles by the Twelve Apostles, or, in shorter form, The […]

Friday with the Fathers (3)

By Chaplain Mike Thus far in our Lenten series on the Apostolic Fathers, we have discussed Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch. Today we consider the last of the three chief Apostolic Fathers: Polycarp of Smyrna. Polycarp and Ignatius knew one another, and Ignatius wrote one of his letters to Bishop Polycarp as he […]

Friday with the Fathers (2)

By Chaplain Mike On Fridays during the Lenten season, we are meditating on brief introductions to the Apostolic Fathers. These are the first Christian writings we have outside the pages of the New Testament itself. Dates range from the second half of the first century to the first half of the second century. The traditional […]

Friday with the Fathers (1)

By Chaplain Mike During Lent, we will contemplate excerpts from the Apostolic Fathers. These are the earliest Christian writings known to us outside the pages of the New Testament itself. Their works come from the latter half of the first century and the first part of the second. The traditional list of the Fathers includes: […]