Melito of Sardis, St.


Though Melito, bishop of Sardis, was one of the greatest 2nd century Church Fathers, virtually none of his writings survived the ravages of time. When an extensive Homily by Melito on Easter (“Peri Pascha”) was discovered early in the 20th century, it caused a sensation among Christian scholars. This homily shows us how the early Christians saw Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection foreshadowed everywhere in the Old Testament.Biography by Dr. Italy