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Category: Lent

Lent

Day 37 – St. Leo the Great: Letter XXVIII (called the “Tome”):

TO FLAVIAN. COMMONLY CALLED “THE TOME”. I. Eutyches has been driven into his error by presumption and ignorance. Having read your letter, beloved, at the late arrival of which we…

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Day 36 – St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: 5-9

CHAPTER V Christ is Himself present in Baptism, so that we need not consider the person of His ministers. A brief explanation of the confession of the Trinity as usually…

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Day 35 – St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: 1-4

CHAPTER I St. Ambrose states that after the explanations he has already given of holy living, he will now explain the Mysteries. Then after giving his reasons for not having…

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Lent 34: St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: On the sacred liturgy and communion (Lecture XXIII)

1 PET. ii. 1. Wherefore putting away all filthiness, and all guile, and evil speaking, &c. 1. By the loving-kindness of God ye have heard sufficiently at our former meetings…

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Lent 33 – St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: On the blood and body of Christ (Lecture XXII)

1 Cor. xi. 23. I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, how that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which He was betrayed, took…

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Day 32 – St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: On Chrism (Lecture XXI)

1 JOHN ii. 20–28. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, &c. …. that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him…

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Day 31 – St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Of Baptism (Lecture XX)

1. THESE daily introductions into the Mysteries, and new instructions, which are the announcements of new truths, are profitable to us; and most of all to you, who have been…

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Day 30 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XIX

Be sober, be vigilant, to the end of the First Epistle of Peter. 1. I HAVE long been wishing, O true-born and dearly beloved children of the Church, to discourse…

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Day 29 – St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 81-94

81. And the fame of Anthony came even unto kings. For Constantine Augustus, and his sons Constantius and Constans the Augusti wrote letters to him, as to a father, and…

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Day 28 – St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 71-80 

71. But when he was departing, and we were setting him forth on his way, as we arrived at the gate a woman from behind cried out, ‘Stay, thou man…