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The Apostolic Fathers: Handing On The Faith - Footprints of God Series

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The latest DVD if the Footprints of God series!


In this new Footprints of God film, Steve Ray takes you on an exciting journey to the Roman Empire and the world of the first Christians. You’ll sit at the feet of the apostles, celebrate the Eucharist in hiding, and tremble at the suffering they endured for Jesus Christ. Retrace their steps through Israel, Turkey, France and Italy. All this in a fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course and Church history study rolled into one remarkable adventure! Church Fathers featured in this film are Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome, Polycarp of Smyrna, Irenaeus of Lyons and Justin Martyr.
Includes a comprehensive study guide as well as special features with Behind the Scenes footage, bloopers and outakes, and an interview with Fr. Benedict Groeschel.






 





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9781586170646
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2007
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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



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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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