One Hundred Stanzas on the Nativity

St. Ephraim the Syrian

by St. Ephraim the Syrian Our father among the saints, Ephraim was a prolific Syriac language hymn writer and theologian of the 4th century. He is venerated by Christians throughout the world, but especially among Syriac Christians, as a saint. Here Ephraim presents his “counsel of life”, warning against various sins such as greed, pride, fornication, and slander. 1. This is the day that ... More...

Sermon 28 On The Nativity Of Christ

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by St. Leo the Great Our father among the saints, Leo the Great was the bishop of Rome during difficult times. He was an eminent scholar of Scripture and rhetoric. During an invasion by Attila the Hun, St. Leo met him outside the gates of Rome. After some short words, to everyone’s surprise, Attila turned and left. Three years later, during an invasion by Genseric the Vandal, St. Leo’s ... More...

A Christmas Sermon of St. Gregory Nazianzus

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by St. Gregory Nazianzus "The Theologian" Our father among the saints Gregory the Theologian, also known as Gregory of Nazianzus (though that name more appropriately refers to his father) and Gregory the Younger, was a great Father and Teacher of the Church. He was a close friend of St. Basil the Great.  He was one of the great Cappodocean Fathers, and is one of only three saints given the title ... More...

The Sacrament of Christ’s Incarnation

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by St. Peter Chrysologus Our father among the saints, Peter Chrysologus (Golden Words) was known for having a great deal of energy in setting out to improve the Church. Among his many great works, he is noted for the reformation of what he perceived as laxity in the Roman See. Paganism was still prominent in the empires of his time and he is credited for completely eradicating it during his ... More...

A Christmas Sermon of St. Gregory the Great

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Given to the People in the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the day of the Nativity of Our Lord. Our father among the saints Gregory I, also known as Gregory the Dialogist, was the Pope of Rome from September 3, 590, until his death on March 12, 604. He is certainly one of the most notable figures in Ecclesiastical History. He has exercised in many respects a momentous influence on the ... More...