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Living The Mysteries - A Guide For Unfinished Christians

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Scott Hahn
Mike Aquilina

 

There are no "self-made" success stories in the spiritual life. No do-it-yourself kits for aspiring saints.

That's why Living the Mysteries is ideal for a family member, friend, or fellow parishioner who recently received the sacraments of initiation - baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist. That's why it's perfect for a lifelong Catholic, too.

The early Church had a process in which a teacher guided seekers through stages of inquiry and purification, culminating in a final phase called "mystagogy" - MIST-a-go-gee - "the revelation of the mysteries."

Now eight of the early Church's greatest teachers can be your guides as Living the Mysteries presents the wisdom and insights of:

  • St. Ambrose
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Basil
  • St. Clemente of Alexandria
  • St. Cyril of Jerusalem
  • St. Gregory of Nyssa
  • St. John Chrysostom
  • St. Leo the Great

Designed as a devotional - and more - for the fifty days between Easter and Pentacost, Living the Mysteries is a rich spiritual resource valuable any time of the year. Each day features:

  • A passage from the Church's great teachers that focuses on a relevant point of the mystical or moral life
  • A plan with practical applications for letting that reading inspire your prayer and actions throughout the day

You will treasure these timeless lessons on gaining eternal life.

Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina are the founders and trustees of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (www.salvationhistory.com) and have co-hosted several series on the Eternal Word Television Network. Each has written extensively on Catholic doctrine, history, and devotion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This item received 5 stars overall. Easter Season devotional with the Early Church Fathers

Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina should need no introduction, especially if you have read any of my other reviews. Both have written thousands of pages on Catholic doctrine and devotion. Living the Mysteries is intended to be read after Easter as it is a series of reflections or devotions over 50 days. However, one would benefit from reading it at any point in the Church's calendar, as we are all unfinished Christians.
 
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St. Cyril of Alexandria

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/27
Tridentine Calendar - 02/09


Patron Of: Alexandria, Egypt

Profile
    Nephew of Theophilus the Patriarch. Monk. Priest. Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt in 412. Patriach of Alexandria. Suppressed the Novatians. Worked at the Council of Ephesus. Fought against Nestorius who taught the heresy that there were two persons in Christ. Catechetical writer. Wrote a book opposing Julian the Apostate. Greek Father of the Church. Doctor of the Church.

Born
    376 at Alexandria, Egypt

Died
    444 at Alexandria, Egypt of natural causes; relics in Alexandria



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St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/18


Profile
    Raised a Christian in Jerusalem. Well educated, especially in religion. Priest, ordained by Saint Maximus. Great instructor of catechumens, his instructions are still source documents for the Church's early teachings. Bishop of Jerusalem in 348. Exiled three times by the Arians, usually on some trumped up charge like selling church furniture, but actually on theological grounds. Attended the Council of Seleucia in 359. Attended the Council of Constantinople in 381. Greek Father of the Church. Doctor of the Church.

Born
    315

Died
    386 of natural causes

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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St. John Chrysostom

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/13


Patron Of: Lecturers, Orators, Preachers, Against Epilepsy, Constantinople, Istanbul, Speakers

Also known as
    Greatest of the Greek Fathers
    Golden-Mouth
    Giovanni Crisostomo

Profile
    John's father died when he was young, and he was raised by a very pius mother. Well educated; studied rhetoric under Libanius, one of the most famous orators of his day. Monk. Preacher and priest for a dozen years in Syria. While there he developed a stomach ailment that troubled him the rest of his life.

    It was for his sermons that John earned the title "Chrysostom" (golden mouthed). They were always on point, they explained the Scriptures with clarity, and they sometimes went on for hours. Made a reluctant bishop of Constantinople in 398, a move that involved him in imperial politics. Criticized the rich for not sharing their wealth, fought to reform the clergy, prevented the sale of ecclesiastical offices, called for fidelity in marriage, encouraged practices of justice and charity.

    Archbishop and Patriarch of Constantinople. Revised the Greek Liturgy. Greek Father of the Church. Proclaimed Doctor of the Church in 451.

    John's sermons caused nobles and bishops to work to remove him from his diocese; twice exiled from his diocese. Banished to Pythius, and died on the way.

Born
    c.347 at Antioch, Asia Minor

Died
    407



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St. Leo the Great

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/10
Tridentine Calendar - 04/11


Profile
    Italian nobility. Strong student, especially in scripture and theology. Priest. Eloquent writer and homilist.

    Pope from 440 to 461 during the time of the invasion of Attila the Hun. When Attila marched on Rome, Leo went out to meet him and pleaded for leave. As Leo spoke, Attila saw the vision of a man in priestly robes, carrying a bare sword, and threatening to kill the invader if he did not obey Pope Leo. As Leo had a great devotion to Saint Peter, it is generally believed the first pope was the visionary opponent to the Huns. When Genseric invaded Rome, Leo's sanctity and eloquence saved the city again.

    Called the Council of Chalcedon to condemn heresies of the day. Fought Nestorianism, Monophysitism, Manichaeism, and Pelagianism. Built churches. Wrote letters and sermons encouraging and teaching his flock, many of which survive today; it is for these writings that Leo was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1574.

Born
    c.400 at Tuscany, Italy

Died
    11 April 461 at Rome, Italy

Name Meaning
    lion (latin)

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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