Popular Patristics, where to start
Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:51 AM
Where to start intirly depends on what you are interested in, there is such a welth of Patristic texts it is not possible for one person to read them all.
A good introduction to theology and worship as an integrated whole is St Cyril of Jesusam's Catichital lectures, these were originally instructions for 3rd century Nipholites but are very helpful wherever you are post baptism.
Another place to start would be with the writings from the three hiarachs, though you might want to start with their sermons rather than the heavy theology texts if you are not used to reading theology.
Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:59 PM
I'd like to see a new translation of Saint Dorotheos. I get irritated when I see "great elder" rendered as "grand old man" -- like some New York Irish demagogue.
I think an excellent place to start would be with Saints Barsanuphios and John, Letters from the Desert.
If you're married, Saint John Chrysostom On Marriage and Family Life would be worth looking into.
Anything by Saint Gregory the Theologian ("of Nazianzus"). Try the Festal Orations.
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