Question of the Day for Thursday, July 25, 2013
Q. When we hear the term Eastern Fathers of the Church, what does that mean. I think John Chrysotrom was one of them.
A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin:
The term “Father of the Church” is given to a number of individuals whose writings provide the theological foundation for our present-day faith. These Fathers may be divided into a number of groups, but are most commonly identified by the language in which they wrote. Those who wrote in Latin were part of the Roman (Western) Church tradition; those writing in Greek usually, but not always, lived in Asia Minor, Constantinople or Africa. These, together with those who wrote in Syriac, are called the “Eastern” Fathers.
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