Category Archives: Apostolic Fathers

QOTD: 1 Clement on Salvation

πάντες οὖν ἐδοξάσθησαν καὶ ἐμεγαλύνθησαν οὐ δι᾿ αὐτῶν ἢ τῶν ἔργων αὐτῶν ἢ τῆς δικαιοπραγίας ἧς κατειργάσαντο, ἀλλὰ διὰ τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ.  καὶ ἡμεῖς οὖν, διὰ θελήματος αὐτοῦ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ κληθέντες, οὐ δι᾿ ἑαυτῶν δικαιούμεθα οὐδὲ διὰ τῆς ἡμετέρας … Continue reading

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QOTD: 1 Clement on the Resurrection

ἡμέρα καὶ νὺξ ἀνάστασιν ἡμῖν δηλοῦσιν· κοιμᾶται ἡ νύξ, ἀνίσταται ἡ ἡμέρα· ἡ ἡμέρα ἄπεισιν, νὺξ ἐπέρχεται. Night and day reveal to us the resurrection. The night sleeps; the day arises. The day goes away; night comes.

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Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader

If you are interested in an introduction to the Greek text of the Apostolic Fathers, it looks like GlossHouse will be publishing Greek Readers for the works within the corpus. My contributions to the project will be published in the … Continue reading

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Wise Words from 1 Clement

This evening I was translating a bit in 1 Clement and came across Clement’s praise of the pleasant qualities in his readers. Among the various qualities he enumerates, he writes the following in 1 Clement 2:6: πᾶσα στάσις καὶ πᾶν … Continue reading

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Apostolic Fathers: Ephesians

I came across this quote today in the Ephesians 4:1-2 (the Ephesians of the Apostolic Fathers…not the biblical book): τὸ γὰρ ἀξιονόμαστον ὑμῶν πρεσβυτέριον, τοῦ θεοῦ ἄξιον, οὕτως συνήρμοσται τῷ ἐπισκόπῳ ὡς χορδαὶ κιθάρᾳ. διὰ τοῦτο ἐν τῇ ὁμονοίᾳ ὑμῶν καὶ … Continue reading

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