St. Hilary was a staunch defender of the divinity of Christ. He was a gentle and courteous man, devoted to writing some of the greatest theology on the Trinity, and was like his Master in being labeled a “disturber of the peace.” In a very troubled period in the Church, his holiness was lived out in… Read More

The Didache is an extraordinary document in Christian History. Although it is not part of God’s word, it gives modern day Christians a blueprint of how the earliest Church Fathers understood the Church during Her infant stages. Today as I was reading it my eyes focused on Chapter 10 titled, “Prayer after Communion”. I read it with… Read More

What is fasting? Refraining from food and drink as an expression of interior penance, in imitation of the fast of Jesus for 40 days in the desert. Fasting is an ascetical practice recommended in Scripture and the writings of the Church Fathers; it is sometimes prescribed by a precept of the Church, especially during the liturgical… Read More

…on the Church Fathers.  First at bat, Clement of Rome. By the way, if you are interested in the apostolic Fathers then I highly recommend Four Witnesses by born storyteller Rod Bennett.  Also, Mike Aquilina’s Fathers of the Early Church is invaluable.… Read More