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St. Sophronius

 St. Sophronius, Monk and Bishop, Humanity of Christ

St. Sophronius: Biography and Selected Writings

 

Bishop and Early Church Father

 

(scroll down for a list of online writings) Life: St. Sophronius was a simple monk who pursued a life of prayer and  sacrifice first in the desert of Egypt, then near the Jordan River, then finally in the Holy City of Jerusalem.  He was ultimately chosen to be bishop and Patriarch of Jerusalem in the early 7th century.  He valiantly defended the true and full humanity of Christ in the face of the heresy of Monothelitism, which denied that Jesus had a human as well as a divine will.  The year before his death in 638, he witnessed the capture of Jerusalem by the Muslims under the Caliph Omar.  Several of his sermons and poems have survided till this day.  St. Sophronius is known as one of the Fathers of the Church.  To read an overview on the Early Church Fathers, Click Here.

 

The Fathers of the Church - Who They Are and Why They MatterFathers of the Church Early Church Fathers CD by Marcellino D'Ambrosio

In a single, upbeat talk, full of examples and fascinating stories about some of the Church's most intriguing personalities, Marcellino D'Ambrosio explains who people are talking about when they refer to the "Fathers of the Church" or "Early Church Fathers.  Though the ranks of the fathers include a tremendous variety of cultures, locales, and personalities, there is surprising consensus that emerges from them on a variety of the most pressing questions of our day.  In this dynamic talk, Marcellino makes clear just how much these figures have to teach us. 

 

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Blessed are You among Women - St Sophronius Advent & Christmas Season Resources & Readings,
Blessed Virgin Mary
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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - St Sophronius Early Church Fathers Yes Download

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