Vincent of Lerins: Finding the true faith (434 AD)
Jul28

Vincent of Lerins: Finding the true faith (434 AD)

by St Vincent of Lerins Vincent attempted, as did St John Cassian, to find a way that avoided the extremes both of Pelagius and of Augustine. His Commonitories [reminders] offer a guide to distinguish Orthodox teaching from innovation, the maxim now known as the Vincentian Canon: quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est (i.e. only “what has been believed everywhere, always, and by all” is the catholic Faith...

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It is the same Body
Jul23

It is the same Body

“The body which was born of the Virgin Mary, without any stain, without destruction of her virginity, without opening of the womb, without presence of man, and which was crucified by the unbelieving out of spite and envy, and which arose after three days from death, and sits at the right hand of God the Father in heaven, in glory and in dignity before the angels of heaven. It is the body the same as it is in this great glory, which...

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“The women, my co-laborers”
Jul21

“The women, my co-laborers”

This morning I read Philippians 4. This one chapter could fuel a dozen deep sermons (wait till it comes round on the calendar!) but this particular line stood out to me: I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of...

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Prayer offered in the Church today: the Saturday of Souls
Jun02

Prayer offered in the Church today: the Saturday of Souls

O God of spirits and of all flesh, You have trampled down death…

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Holy Week and Pascha in Jerusalem, 375AD
Apr11

Holy Week and Pascha in Jerusalem, 375AD

From the journal of a fourth-century western European nun on pilgrimage in Jerusalem.

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Melito of Sardis – On Pascha
Apr06

Melito of Sardis – On Pascha

Saint Melito, 2nd-century bishop of Sardis, proclaims Mystery of the Passover in light of the Gospel.

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