Encountering Jesus with the Church Fathers

A podcast that ponders patristic commentary on Sacred Scripture, the Sacred Liturgy and contemporary Christian living.

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Episodes

6 days ago

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Ephrem of Edessa’s Commentary on Genesis pondering the righteousness of Noah’s as voiced in today’s proclamation from the Gospel according to Saint Mark.
A new post on my blog reflects on Jesus being lead into the silence and struggle of the desert as proclaimed in this Sunday’s Gospel episode.

Saturday Feb 10, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Ephrem of Edessa’s Commentary on Tatian’s Diatessaron pondering Jesus’ actions as in today’s proclamation from the Gospel according to Saint Mark.
A new post on my blog reflects on the word pity as that described Jesus’ action in this Sunday’s Gospel episode.

Sunday Feb 04, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Origen of Alexandria’s On Prayer pondering Jesus’ actions as proclaimed in today’s Gospel proclamation, Mark 1:29-39.

Sunday Jan 28, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Augustine’s City of God pondering Jesus’ battle with the demons as proclaimed in today’s Gospel proclamation, Mark 1:21-28.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday Jan 20, 2024

Saturday Jan 20, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Basil the Great’s “Question 8, Of Renunciation” from his Long Rules pondering Jesus’ call of the disciples as proclaimed in today’s Gospel proclamation, Mark 1:14-20.
Additional reflections on Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom of God, the initial part of this Sunday’s Gospel proclamation, can be found at my blog.

Saturday Jan 13, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Augustines’  Tractates on the Gospel of John, pondering Jesus’ call of the disciples as proclaimed in today’s Gospel proclamation, John 1:35-42.
Additional reflections on the Greek word μένω (ménō translated “to stay”), an important verb in this Sunday’s Gospel proclamation, can be found at my blog.

Saturday Jan 06, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Peter Chrysologus’  Homily 156: Epiphany and the Magi, grounded in today’s Gospel proclamation, Matthew 2:1-12.
Additional reflections on Epiphany, specifically on the Magi and discipleship can be found at my blog.

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday Dec 24, 2023

Sunday Dec 24, 2023

This Sunday’s podcast features excerpts from Origen of Alexandria’s Homily 6 on The Gospel according to Saint Luke, wherein Origen ponders the episode proclaimed at Mass this Sunday.
Check the blog article for this Sunday that reflects on the meaning of mystery as used by Saint Paul in his Letter to the Romans.

Third Sunday of Advent

Saturday Dec 16, 2023

Saturday Dec 16, 2023

This Sunday’s podcast features excerpts from Saint Jerome’s Homily 87 on The Gospel according to Saint John, wherein Saint Jerome ponders the ministry of Saint John the Baptist proclaimed at Mass this Sunday.
Check the blog article for this Sunday that reflects on the meaning of glad tidings.
In addition, podcasts with my students have been posted on this site, https://patrology.podbean.com. These podcasts begin with the title, “Holy Family hands on ...” followed by the first name of the student guest. Enjoy!

Holy Family hands on ... Jocelyn

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

Holy Family hands on ... is a new podcast temporarily hosted on this site. Holy Family hands on ... features conversations with Holy Family University undergraduate students on a variety of theological topics that have impacted them in the study of theology within the General Education curriculum of Holy Family University.
This final episode of the Fall semester of Holy Family hands on ... welcomes Jocelyn who will share some insights as to how studying theology has impacted her life.

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Further information and commentaries can be found at the blog site

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