Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Feast of St. Peter Chrysologus

Today the Church celebrates the short but productive life of a early fifth century bishop who was later to be made a Doctor of the Church. St Peter was known for his short pithy sermons, many of which had been written down . These sermons give us a glimpse of his heart and a "snapshot" of what the Church was thinking and believing in 425 AD.

"He is the bread sown in the Virgin, leavened in the Flesh, molded in his passion, baked in the furnace of the sepulchre, placed in the churches, and set upon the altars, which daily supplies heavenly food to the faithful."

In this short snippet of a sermon one can see a few things about the Early Church.
  • The early Christians still viewed Mary as a virgin
  • Jesus was the heavenly food that is daily supplied to the faithful on all the altars in all the Churches.
  • The celebration of the Mass was ocurring daily(as it still is today)

Sure this writing is not canonical, but it gives a historical view of what the early Church was teaching and believing, which is the same teaching of that same Church today.

1 Comments:

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July 30, 2009 4:42 PM  

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