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St. Clement of Rome

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Saint Clement of Rome: Biography and Writings

 

St. Clement was the bishop of Rome and third in succession from St. Peter. Around the year 95 AD, a letter was written by the Church of Rome to the Church at Corinth that is attributed to Saint Clement. This document is the earliest Christian writing besides the New Testament documents. In fact, the Gospel of John is likely written around the same time as this document.

 

This "first letter of Clement" (a second letter was falsely attributed to him) was copied by the Corinthian Church and circulated all over the empire, rendering the very first papal "encyclical." It was so highly regarded by the universal church that for several centuries the Church in Egypt and elsewhere regarded it as one of the New Testatment scriptures.

 

The Church of St. Clement is one of the most fascinating places in Rome. Excavations revealed that the medieval Church, built in the 12th century, actually was built on top of a 4th century Church which was in turn built over a house church going back to the first century. It is very possible that this was the house of St. Clement himself.

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.

 



Title Category Excerpt Download
Faith and Good Works-St. Clement Early Church Fathers Yes
First Epistle to the Corinthians--St. Clement Early Church Fathers No
First Martyrs of Rome-St Clement Early Church Fathers,
Catholic Saints
Yes
Hope of Resurrection-Saint Clement of Rome Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Heaven,
Hell,
Purgatory,
2nd Coming of Christ
Yes Download
Power of Divine Love-Clement Early Church Fathers,
Virtues & Christian Character
Yes
Prayer of St. Clement of Rome Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes
Repentence, An Opportunity for Mercy -- St. Clement of Rome Lenten Season and Holy Week Resources,
Early Church Fathers,
Prayer and Spirituality
Yes
Wonderful are Godís Gifts Early Church Fathers No

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