Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The Feast of Sts. Pancras, Dionysius, Acheilleus, Nereus, and Flavia Domitilla, Martyrs
is today. There is information on them here, here, here, here, and here.
It is also the feast of St. Richrudis, O.S.B., Widow and Abbess and of St.Epiphanius of Salamis, Bishop
" ' We never heard of Petrines, or Paulines, or Bartholomeans, or Thaddeans,' says St. Epiphanius; 'but from the first there was one preaching of all the Apostles, not preaching themselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord. Wherefore also all gave one name to the Church, not their own, but that of their Lord Jesus Christ, since they began to be called Christians first at Antioch; which is the Sole Catholic Church, having nought else but Christ's, being a Church of Christians; not of Christs, but of Christians, He being One, they from that One being called Christians. None, but this Church and her preachers, are of this character, as is shown by their own epithets, Manicheans, and Simonians, and Valentinians, and Ebionites. '" - Venerable John Henry Newman, C.O., An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine


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