Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon
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Church Fathers Day 5: St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Ephesians: complete

I'm using a plan that has me reading through 10 of the Church Fathers during Lent this year. Today was St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Ephesians.

I liked this part:

CHAPTER XIII.--EXHORTATION TO MEET TOGETHER FREQUENTLY FOR THE WORSHIP OF GOD.

Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when ye assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith. Nothing is more precious than peace, by which all war, both in heaven and earth, is brought to an end.

This was another choice part:

It is better for a man to be silent and be [a Christian], than to talk and not to be one.

So far, this has been my favorite reading this Lenten season. I kinda felt like I was reading a Pauline letter. I'll be reading St. Ignatius for 6 more days and hope all of the readings are as interesting as today's was.
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