Tag Archives: Church Fathers

Heresy Podcast 3: The Third Century

This podclass tackles the heresies of the third century including Sabellius (founder of Modalism), Paul of Samosata (forerunner of the Adoptionist heresy), Manes (founder of Manichaeism that temporarily ensnared St. Augustine early on in his conversion) and  finally we consider two semi-heretics, Tertullian and Origin.   On the blog that has photos, you can see Tertullian above.  Below is Man-E-Faces, a good symbol of the Sabellian or Modalist heresy.  The third century heresies as outline by St. Alphonsus Liguori in the 18th century can be found on this link.

Superfuit Sunday

Today is the Sixth Sunday which remains after Epiphany.  “Superfuit” is Latin for “remain” or “survive,” because these readings remain from the Sundays of the calendar year prior to Septuagesima Sunday earlier this year.  This is so we can get through all the readings before the last Sunday of the ecclesial year (next week.) Most of today’s sermon is actually taken from St. John Chrysostom’s words on St. Matthew chapter 13, the Gospel for today.  The other person in the feature-image is St. Gregory the Wonderworker.  Both are early Turkish saints, mentioned in this sermon.