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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

While I'm away...

So here I am -- living in a dorm 600+ miles from home (yes, I drove) at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. I am taking a graduate theology course entitled The Apostolic Fathers. These are some of the earliest Christian writing that did not make the cut into the New Testament canon, and yet they give us an picture of the earliest Christians in the first and second centuries.

While I'm away, expect blogging to be sporadic at best as the class is 3 hours and day and the studying about 6-8 hours a day, but I'm committed to sharing some of the treasures I come along in my reading and research of these ancient texts... I hope you'll benefit from them.

Imagine that these writings have survived nearly 2000 years in the tradition of the Church as well as in several ancient monasteries spread across what was once the Roman Empire!

Today's selection for your meditation is from 1 Clement, otherwise known as the First Letter of Clement to the Corinthians.

CHAPTER 36
36:1 This is the way, beloved, in which we found our salvation;
even Jesus Christ, the high priest of our oblations,
the champion and defender of our weakness.
36:2 Through him we look steadfastly to the heights of the heavens;
through him we behold, as in a glass,
the immaculate and lofty countenance of God the Father;
through him the eyes of our heart were opened;
through him our foolish and darkened understanding
springeth up again to his marvellous light;
through him the Lord hath willed us to taste of immortal knowledge;
who, being the brightness of his glory,
is so far better than the angels,
as he hath, by inheritance, obtained a more excellent name than they.
Copyright 2006 Patricia W. Gohn

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2 Comments:

  • Pat, welcome to the Steubenville area! It's a small town, but it is lovely this time of year (if you get a break, drive up to Toronto and eat at Yummy's Icecream... wow, good stuff!)

    May God bless you as you study. The University has outstanding programs and the instruction is fantastic.

    By Blogger Autrice DelDrago, at 12:14 AM  

  • Pat, welcome to the Steubenville area! It's a small town, but it is lovely this time of year (if you get a break, drive up to Toronto and eat at Yummy's Icecream... wow, good stuff!)

    May God bless you as you study. The University has outstanding programs and the instruction is fantastic.

    By Blogger Autrice DelDrago, at 12:15 AM  

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