The High Christology of the Pre-Pauline Church Creeds

The primitive Church was far from primitive in their understanding, and expression, of Christology. by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The most primitive confessional formulas of Christology (those preserved, for instance, in Romans 1:3-4 and Galatians 4.4) continued to shape the Church’s understanding of Jesus through the second century (Justin and Irenaeus, for instance). This pattern […]

The Ancient Feast of Christmas

It’s older than you’ve been told! The present Feast, commemorating the Nativity in the flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, was established by the Church. Its origin goes back to the time of the Apostles. In the Apostolic Constitutions (Section 3, 13) it says, “Brethren, observe the feastdays; and first of all the Birth of […]