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Liturgy and Love: Revolutionary Acts

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Oct 26, 2022 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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The Fathers saw a profound connection between Eucharistic communion and social concerns—between liturgy and charity. It’s evident in the works of the great saints of antiquity, from Ignatius of Antioch and Justin Martyr to Tertullian and John Chrysostom. It’s spelled out even in the ancient liturgical books.


Tertullian, Apology XXXIX

Justin Martyr, First Apology LXVII

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Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

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