|St. Theodoret of Cyr: Biography and Selected On-Line Writings
Bishop and Early Church Father
A native of Antioch, St. Theodoret of Cyr was educated in monastery schools an ultimately entered the monastery of Nicerte around 416. Consecrated Bishop of Cyr (sometimes rendered Cyrrhus) contrary to his will in 423, he pastored his flock with great zeal while fighting paganism and heresy. As a spokesman for the Antiochene school of theology, Saint Theodoret found himself in the thick of the controversy about Christ's humanity and divinity and how they were related in the person of Jesus. The emphasis of this Early Church Father was on the distinctness and completeness of the human and divine natures of Christ, and he opposed the Monophysites who appeared to confuse the two. St. Theodoret participated in the important council of Chalcedon where Christology received a very definitive orthodox expression. This valient bishop and Father of the Catholic Church died around 466 AD.
The Fathers of the Church - Who They Are and Why They Matter
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, available on CD or audiocassette, Marcellino makes clear just how much these figures have to teach us.