St. Ignatius of Antioch was the disciple and close friend of St. John the Evangelist who wrote five books of the New Testament. What would St. Ignatius of Antioch say today to a Protestant or Eastern Orthodox asking him questions about salvation? I composed the following questions, but all of the answers come verbatim from the saint and martyr, Ignatius of Antioch, around the year 100 AD. How is Jesus with us after His Resurrection? "I have no taste for corruptible food nor for the pleasures of this life. I desire the bread of God, which is the flesh of Jesus Christ, who was of the seed of David; [...]
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.
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.
On the Transfiguration, the Crucifixion and Divine Providence.