Nativity Sermon of St. Jerome of Stridonium

Our venerable and God-bearing father Jerome was noted as a scholar of Latin at the time when Greek was considered the language of scholarship. He was one of the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church and is noted as the translator of the holy scriptures into Latin. This translation, the Vulgate, became […]

Congratulations on 30 Days of Blogging

We have now completed 30 Days of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging, and offer our congratulations to all our bloggers who took up the challenge. For those going on to the full 40 Days of Blogging, you have only ten days to go. For those who are stopping here, we salute you on a […]

The Infancy Narrative of St. James

The Infancy Narrative of James was also known as the Gospel of James, also sometimes known as the Infancy Gospel of James or the Protoevangelium of James, was widely read but never accepted into the New Testament Canon. The assumed author is James the Just, first bishop of Jerusalem, whom the text claims is a […]

Sermon 24 on the Nativity of Christ

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 […]

The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

by St. John Chrysostom Our father among the saints John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, was a notable Christian bishop and preacher from the fourth and fifth centuries in Syria and Constantinople. He is famous for eloquence in public speaking and his denunciation of abuse of authority in the Church and in the Roman Empire of […]

Discourse on the Nativity of Christ

by St. Gregory the Wonderworker Our father among the saints, Gregory the Wonderworker, also known as Gregory Thaumaturgus or Gregory of Neocaesarea,  was a Christian bishop of the 3rd century. The Theotokos and Apostle John appeared to St. Gregory in a dream, and taught him about the Holy Trinity.  He was a zealous evangelist. When […]

On The Nativity Of Christ In The Flesh

by St. Ephraim the Syrian Our Righteous Father Ephraim the Syrian was a prolific Syriac language hymn writer and theologian of the 4th century. Over four hundred hymns composed by Ephrem still exist.  The church historian Sozomen credits St. Ephraim with having written over three million lines. He wrote exclusively in the Syriac language, but […]

Sermon 23 on the Nativity of Christ

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 […]