On The Divine Name in Trinity

by St. Hilary of Poitiers From On the Trinity – Book II Believers have always found their satisfaction in that Divine utterance, which our ears heard recited from the Gospel at the moment when that Power, which is its attestation, was bestowed upon us: Go now and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name […]

What We Are Looking For In The Old Testament

by Fr. John A. Peck The Old Testament is 85%+ of the Bible. That’s a lot, in case you were wondering. If you are going to take the Old Testament Challenge, which starts next Tuesday, Sept. 15, then in order to help you see things with the eye of the Church as we read it, […]

The Trinity: Scripture and the Greek Fathers

by Fr. John Behr Some 30 years ago, Karl Rahner claimed that most Christians are “mere monotheists,” that if the doctrine of the Trinity proved to be false, the bulk of popular Christian literature, and the mindset it reflects, would not have to be changed. Unfortunately, this is largely still true. Defining the doctrine of […]

The Trinity in the Writings of Ignatius of Antioch

It’s a bit anachronistic to speak of St. Ignatius of Antioch (died about 117 A.D.) and Trinitarian theology as the doctrine of the Trinity developed in the first centuries of Christianity and its associated terminology was finalized in the third and fourth centuries as a reflection of the realities it had experienced. J.N.D. Kelly explains […]

Sermon 77 – Third Sermon on Pentecost

But this Faith is not the discovery of earthly wisdom nor the conviction of man’s opinion: the Only-begotten Son has taught it Himself, and the Holy Spirit has established it Himself, concerning Whom no other conception must be formed than is formed concerning the Father and the Son.