Risen Christ

The Church after Constantine began to promote her

Only so divine

Christ’s chosen successor wrote …

He [Christ] has granted to us … you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

As he promised, when he quoted an old Jewish song …

I…

When did Alexander die?

Right after Nicea …

A little after this (Council of Nicea), Alexander bishop of Alexandria having died, Athanasius was set over that church.

A little after? How little?

Alexander, that admirable bishop, who had successfully withstood the blasphemies of Arius, died five months…

Martyrdom washes clean

Lucian, the bible scholar …

a man of great talent, presbyter of the church at Antioch, was so diligent in the study of the Scriptures, that even now certain copies of the Scriptures bear the name of Lucian.

Though his study wasn’t…

The Septuagint

Most Christian holy books started out Jewish, originally only in Hebrew. But …

the Church has received this Septuagint translation just as if it were the only one; and it has been used by the Greek Christian people, most of whom…

Diocletian’s Gentle Exit

Retire! An emperor!

he (Diocletian) alone of all men, since the foundation of the Roman empire, voluntarily returned from so high a dignity to the condition of private life, and to an equality with the other citizens.

Why? Saw trouble brewing and…