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Early Christian Writings
Translated by MAXWELL STANIFORTH
Revised translation, introductions and notes by ANDREW LOUTH

The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant Church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. A selection of letters and small-scale theological treatises from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, several of whom were probably disciples of the Apostles, provides first-hand accounts of the early Church and outlines a form of early Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism. Included here are the first Epistle of Bishop Clement of Rome, an impassioned plea for harmony; the Epistle of Polycarp; the Epistle of Barnabas; the Didache; and the Seven Epistles written by Ignatius of Antioch – among them his moving appeal to the Romans that they grant him a martyr's death.

Maxwell Staniforth's translation captures the immediate style of the original works. This edition contains a general introduction and individual introductions to the letters, by Andrew Louth, which describe the discovery of the writings and their fascinating history.


 


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St. Barnabas the Apostle

St. Barnabas the Apostle Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/11


Patron Of: Antioch, Cyprus, Marino, Italy, hail storms

Also known as

    * Bernabé
    * Joseph

Memorial

    * 11 June

Profile

    Levite Jewish convert, coming to the faith soon after Pentecost, taking the name Barnabas. Though not of the chosen Twelve Apostles, Barnabas is mentioned frequently in the Acts of the Apostles, is included among the prophets and doctors at Antioch, and is considered an Apostle. Companion of Saint Paul who introduced him to the Apostles. Like Paul, Barnabas believed in the Church‘s mission to Gentiles, and worked with him in Cyprus and Asia, but split with him over a non-theological matter. Evangelized in Cyprus with Saint Mark. Founded the Church in Antioch. Subject and possible author of some apocryphal works. Martyr.

Born

    * Cyprus as Joseph

Died

    * martyred in c.61 at Salamis
    * at the time of his death he was carrying a copy of the Gospel of Saint Matthew that he had copied by hand

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Name Meaning

    * son of encouragement; son of consolation

Patronage

    * against hailstorms
    * Antioch
    * Cyprus
    * invoked as peacemaker
    * Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain
    * Marino, Italy

Representation

    * ax
    * lance
    * middle-aged bearded apostle, often bearing a book or olive branch
    * standing on or near a pile of stones while holding a book
    * stones
    * with Saint Paul



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St. Clement I

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/23


Patron Of: Dundee, Scotland, Marble Workers, Velletri, Italy, Boatmen, Mariners, Sailors, Sick Children, Stonecutters, Watermen

Also known as
    Clement of Rome

Memorial
    23 November

Profile
    Fourth Pope. Apostolic Father. The Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome, one of the earliest parish churches in the city, is probably built on the site of Clement's home. Author of the "Epistle to the Corinthians". His name occurs in the Canon of the Mass. Origen and Saint Jerome identify him as working with Saint Paul the Apostle.

Born
    Rome, Italy

Papal Ascension
    c.88

Died
    martyred in 101 during the persecution of Trajan

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    boatmen
    Dundee, Scotland
    marble workers
    mariners
    sailors
    sick children
    stonecutters
    Velletri, Italy
    watermen



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Ignatius of Antioch

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/17


Patron Of: Against Throat Diseases, Church in Eastern Mediterranean, Church in North Africa

Also known as
    God-Bearer
    Theophoros

Memorial
    17 October
    formerly 1 February

Profile
    Convert from paganism to Christianity. Succeeded Peter as bishop of Antioch, Syria. Served during persecution of Domitian. During the persecution of Trajan, he was ordered taken to Rome to be killed by wild animals. On the way, a journey which took months, he wrote a series of encouraging letters to the churches under his care. First writer to use the term the Catholic Church. Apostolic Father. Martyr. His name occurs in the "Nobis quoque peccatoribus" in the Canon of the Mass. Legend says he was the infant that Jesus took into his arms in Mark 9.

Born
    c.50 in Syria

Died
    thrown to wild animals c.107 at Rome; relics at Saint Peter's, Rome

Patronage
    against throat diseases
    Church in eastern Mediterranean
    Church in North Africa



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

   

St. Polycarp of Smyrna

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 02/23


Patron Of: Against Dysentery, Against Earache

Memorial
    23 February

Profile
    Associate of, converted by, and disciple of Saint John the Apostle. Friend of Saint Ignatius of Antioch. Fought Gnosticism. Bishop of Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey). Revered Christian leader during the first half of the second century. The Asia Minor churches recognized Polycarp's leadership and chose him representative to Pope Anicetus on the question the date of the Easter celebration. Only one of the many letters written by Polycarp has survived, the one he wrote to the Church of Philippi, Macedonia. At 86, Polycarp was to be burned alive in a stadium in Smyrna; the flames did not harm him and he was finally killed by a dagger, and his body burned. The Acts of Polycarp's martyrdom are the earliest preserved reliable account of a Christian martyr's death. Apostolic Father.

Born
    c.69

Died
    stabbed to death c.155 at Smyrna
    body burned

Patronage
    against dysentery
    against earache



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