Month: June 2012

Cyril the Virile

Today’s saint, Cyril of Alexandria, is both a Father and a Doctor of the Church. The titles are a grace, of course, but he worked hard to correspond to them. He was the nephew of his predecessor as Patriarch of Alexandria in Egypt. He likely spent his youth in a monastery before his uncle drafted …

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Origen and His Influence on Christian Theology

With the big discovery of some of his lost homilies on the Psalms in the news, I decided to focus on Origen in this week’s episode of The Sacred Page Podcast. Below is a .pdf containing an outline and notes of this presentation, with references to primary sources cited. The-Sacred-Page-Podcast on Origen

Feast of Faith

“Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival … with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:8). Saint Paul wrote that line about the Christian Passover, the feast of the victory of the Lamb of God. But he would certainly forgive me for applying it to the feast day he shares with Saint Peter …

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