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The Martyrs Had Seen what they Proclaimed This day has been consecrated for us by the martyrdom of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul. It is not some obscure martyrs we are talking about. Their sound has gone out into […]

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After the gift of bread we ask pardon for our sins As the Lord’s Prayer continues, we ask: Give us this day our daily bread. We can understand this petition in a spiritual and in a literal sense. For in […]

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From the treatise On the Trinity by Didymus of Alexandria The Holy Spirit renews us in baptism through his godhead, which he shares with the Father and the Son. Finding us in a state of deformity, the Spirit restores our […]

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From an Easter homily by Saint Melito of Sardis, bishop: The Lamb that was slain has delivered us from death and given us life There was much proclaimed by the prophets about the mystery of the Passover: that mystery is […]

From the book On the Holy Spirit by Saint Basil, bishop When mankind was estranged from him by disobedience, God our Saviour made a plan for raising us from our fall and restoring us to friendship with himself. According to […]

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