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

Saturday Mar 16, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Gregory of Nazianzus’ Oration 30 (Theological Oration 4) reflecting on the true identity of Jesus employing insights from the Gospel proclaimed at Mass today.
A new post on my blog reflects on the Jesus being “troubled” as His crucifixion looms on the horizon

Sunday Mar 10, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Gregory of Nazianzus’ Oration 27 (Theological Oration 1) pondering the virtues of repentance and humility noted in Psalm 137 and chanted at Mass today.
A new post on my blog reflects on the Second Scrutiny for the Elect, celebrated at Mass today.

Saturday Mar 02, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Origen’s Commentary on John pondering Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple proclaimed at Mass today.
A new post on my blog reflects the word sign as used in the Gospel according to Saint John.

Saturday Feb 24, 2024

Today’s podcast features an excerpt from Saint Jerome’s Homily 80 on the Gospel of Mark pondering Jesus’ Transfiguration proclaimed at Mass today.
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 17, 2024

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.

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