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The First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr

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The First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr

To the Emperor Titus Ælius Adrianus Antoninus Pius Augustus Cæsar, and to his son Verissimus the Philosopher, and to Lucius the Philosopher, the natural son of Cæsar, and the adopted son of Pius, a lover of learning, and to the sacred Senate, with the whole People of the Romans, I, Justin, the son of Priscus and grandson of Bacchius, natives of Flavia Neapolis in Palestine, present this address and petition in behalf of those of all nations who are unjustly hated and wantonly abused, myself being one of them.






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DIDACHE OF THE LORD THROUGH THE TWELVE APOSTLES

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DIDACHE OF THE LORD THROUGH THE TWELVE APOSTLES

Text of the Didache (c.130 A.D.) The Lord’s Teaching through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations 1. The Two Ways, one of life and one of death There are two ways, one of life and one of death; but a great difference between the two ways. The way of life, then, is this: First, you […]

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PAPIAS BISHOP OF HIERAPOLIS, FRAGMENTS

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PAPIAS BISHOP OF HIERAPOLIS, FRAGMENTS

Papias Bishop of Hierapolis (‘The Elder’), Fragments  Written by Papias the Elder   Fragment 1, From the Exposition of the Oracles of the Lord.(1) [The writings of Papias in common circulation are five in number, and these are called an Exposition of the Oracles of the Lord. Irenaeus makes mention of these as the only […]

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MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP

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MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP

Martyrdom of Polycarp Written by  the Clergy of the Church of Smyrna Text taken from the Ante-Nicene Fathers series, vol. i; with corrections by M.C. Steenberg. The Church of God which sojourns at Smyrna, to the Church of God sojourning in Philomelium, and to all the congregations of the Holy and Catholic Church in every […]

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EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS

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EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS

Polycarp of Smyrna, Epistle to the Philippians Written by Polycarp of Smyrna Text taken from the Ante-Nicene Fathers series, vol. i; with corrections by M.C. Steenberg. Polycarp, and the presbyters with him, to the Church of God sojourning at Philippi: Mercy to you, and peace from God Almighty, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, our […]

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