Losing our way

Losing our way

I was asked today… Abouna, why is it that some people have a deep connection with God for some time and then fall into sin, while they are very aware that they are breaking God’s heart? How does God see these people? I mean maybe before they experienced Him, they didn’t know Him at all […]

Raised a Spiritual Body

Raised a Spiritual Body

Some have imagined that in the resurrection our human bodies will be spiritual, like the angels, and even that the body of our Lord Jesus was of this nature, and was no longer physical after his resurrection. The passage of Scripture which is used to justify this opinion is 1 Corinthians 15:42-44, in which St […]

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p131

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p131

Translation from the work of St Severus of Antioch by Father Peter Farrington Why then, when the Doctors call the most holy body of our Lord, God and Saviour, Christ, corruptible before the resurrection, in that it is mortal and suffers like us and is subject to the irreproachable passions, does your Holiness turn the […]

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p128

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p128

Translation of St Severus of Antioch by Father Peter Farrington It is not, indeed, to challenge the consubstantiality with passions like ours, that Christ God and our Saviour was born according to the flesh of the Holy Spirit and of Mary, ever Virgin. Nor is it condemning as a corruption and a stain resulting from […]

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p24

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p24

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington It depended on his own free will, to sin, I say, and not to sin. It was in this way that he was deprived of the grace of immortality, by disturbing with the shadow of sin the image of the divine likeness, by virtue […]

Translation – The Writings against Julian – Vol 1 p23

Translation – The Writings against Julian – Vol 1 p23

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington Who does not know that all of these eminent Teachers have said, following the Divine Scriptures, that the Son and Word of God, who is before the ages, at the end of time, was incarnated and made man of the Holy Spirit and of […]

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 24

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 24

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington You are not charged with saying that the Word is not consubstantial with us, but because you refuse to accept that the Only-Begotten Word of God, who was incarnate and made perfect man, suffered as we did, because he had hypostatically united to himself […]

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 27

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 27

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington You are still bearing this anathema against yourself! Indeed, in this libel introduced into the debate, you have said in your own words that the divine Scripture does not admit a distinction between corruption and corruption, and you impudently demonstrate by this that you […]

The Visions of the Martyr Perpetua

The Visions of the Martyr Perpetua

One of the most interesting and moving documents from the early Church is the small diary kept by Perpetua, a catechumen of the Church of Carthage, in the days before her martyrdom with other Christians in about 203 A.D. When we read her own words we find ourselves brought into the life of the earliest […]

What did Christ do on the Cross – Part III

What did Christ do on the Cross – Part III

In this post I wish to consider one of the works of the early Father of the Church, St Irenaeus. This Irenaeus, one of the most important of the second century teachers of the Church was born in Smyrna in about 130 A.D., and had been taught by the equally famous bishop of Smyrna, St […]

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