The Ultimate Symbol of Love

“Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Cor. 5:8) In his first letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul writes, “Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven,

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The Church of the Martyrs

“Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.” (1Peter 4:16) In its first three centuries, the Christian church endured persecution by the hands of Roman authorities. Persecution sparked the cult of the saints and facilitated the rapid growth

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Tradition and the Early Church

“So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.” (2Thessalonians 2:15) The transmission of the Christian faith from Jesus Christ and the apostles was dependent on the traditions in the Early Church of the Apostolic

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St. Paul the Apostle

“Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God.” (Romans 1:1) St. Paul is a prominent figure in the New Testament and in the history of the early church. He is considered the second founder of Christianity. He continues to minister to

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