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St. Irenaeus of Lyons

 

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St. Irenaeus of Lyons: Biography and Selected Writings

Bishop, martyr, Early Church Father and Doctor of the Church

 

St. Irenaeus was one of the most important Early Church Fathers of the 2nd century AD. His life reveals the cosmopolitan nature of the Roman Empire at the height of its power. St. Irenaeus was bishop of Lyons, in Southern France, though he appears to have grown up in Smyrna, in modern-day Turkey. There Irenaeus had personal contact with St. Polycarp, one of the Apostolic Fathers who in turn knew the Apostle John, son of Zebedee.

 

Before becoming bishop, Saint Irenaeus apparently studied in Rome where he was influenced by St. Justin Martyr. His major work, Against Heresies, which appeared around the year 185 AD, exposed the absurdities of the Gnostic cults of the day and included a strong presentation and defense of Catholic Christianity. It is the earliest compendium of Christian theology surviving from ancient times and is the first work that cites virtually every book of the Christian writings that we now call the New Testament.

 

Saint Irenaeus is said to have won the crown of martyrdom around the year 200 AD. He is honored in the Roman liturgy on June 28.

 

 

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The Fathers of the Church - Who They Are and Why They Matter

 

Fathers of the Church Early Church Fathers CD by Marcellino D'AmbrosioIn a single, upbeat talk, full of examples and fascinating stories about some of the Church's most intriguing personalities, Marcellino D'Ambrosio explains who people are talking about when they refer to the "Fathers of the Church" or "Early Church Fathers. Though the ranks of the fathers include a tremendous variety of cultures, locales, and personalities, there is surprising consensus that emerges from them on a variety of the most pressing questions of our day. In this dynamic talk, Marcellino makes clear just how much these figures have to teach us.



Title Category Excerpt Download
Born of the Virgin, Emmanuel--St. Irenaeus Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Incarnation -- God Becomes Man in Jesus Christ
Yes Download
Catholic and Apostolic Faith-St Irenaeus Evangelization,
Church (ecclesiology),
Catholic Saints
Yes
Eucharist as Pledge of Resurrection-St. Irenaeus Early Church Fathers,
Easter Season,
Eucharist
Yes Download
First Fruits of the Resurrection - Irenaeus Easter Season Yes Download
Friends and Servants of God -- St. Irenaeus Early Church Fathers,
Christian Lifestyle
Yes
Man Fully Alive is the Glory of God - St. Irenaeus Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes Download
Mary as the New Eve - St. Irenaeus Early Church Fathers,
Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Blessed Virgin Mary,
Passion of Christ
Yes Download
Old and New Covenant-Irenaeus Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Revelation and the Word of God,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Pedagogy of the Law--Irenaeus Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Revelation and the Word of God,
Catholic Bible Study
Yes
Pentecost and the Sending of the Holy Spirit -- St. Irenaeus Early Church Fathers,
Easter Season,
Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit
Yes
Pure Oblation of the Church - Irenaeus Eucharist No
Revelation of the Father through the Son-St. Irenaeus Early Church Fathers,
Revelation and the Word of God,
Trinity
Yes

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