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Saturday, April 14, 2007

What Church Father are you?









You’re St. Justin Martyr!


You have a positive and hopeful attitude toward the world. You think that nature, history, and even the pagan philosophers were often guided by God in preparation for the Advent of the Christ. You find “seeds of the Word” in unexpected places. You’re patient and willing to explain the faith to unbelievers.


Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!




7 comments:

Fr. V said...

I'm St. Melito of Sardis. Would have never guessed that.

Adoro te Devote said...

Fr. V. ~ I actually went back and changed a few answers, and it kept coming back to St. melito of Sardis. He seems to be the favorite of this quiz! :-)

I'm actually happy not to be Origen..wasn't he a heretic?

I need to study Church History.

Ray from MN said...

It looks like there might be a fight to see who gets to be St Melito of Sardis. Does Fr. V get it because he was first?

Can we appeal the decision of the blogowner?

Adoro te Devote said...

Ray,

I think you should appeal to the Saint himself. :-)

Fr. V said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

As to the matter whether Origen was a heretic or not, please check the following link:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11306b.htm

Some excerpts:

"Were Origen and Origenism anathematized? Many learned writers believe so; an equal number deny that they were condemned; most modern authorities are either undecided or reply with reservations. Relying on the most recent studies on the question it may be held that:

1. It is certain that the fifth general council was convoked exclusively to deal with the affair of the Three Chapters, and that neither Origen nor Origenism were the cause of it.
2. It is certain that the council opened on 5 May, 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople refused to attend it, and that in the eight conciliary sessions (from 5 May to 2 June), the Acts of which we possess, only the question of the Three Chapters is treated.
3. Finally it is certain that only the Acts concerning the affair of the Three Chapters were submitted to the pope for his approval, which was given on 8 December, 553, and 23 February, 554.
4. It is a fact that Popes Vigilius, Pelagius I (556-61), Pelagius II (579-90), Gregory the Great (590-604), in treating of the fifth council deal only with the Three Chapters, make no mention of Origenism, and speak as if they did not know of its condemnation.
5. It must be admitted that before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Origenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen, but which was held, we know, by one of the Origenist parties in Palestine. The arguments in corroboration of this hypothesis may be found in Dickamp (op. cit., 66-141).
6. The bishops certainly subscribed to the fifteen anathemas proposed by the emperor (ibid., 90-96); and admitted Origenist, Theodore of Scythopolis, was forced to retract (ibid., 125-129); but there is no proof that the approbation of the pope, who was at that time protesting against the convocation of the council, was asked.
7. It is easy to understand how this extra-conciliary sentence was mistaken at a later period for a decree of the actual ecumenical council."
Theophilus

Adoro te Devote said...

Thanks, Theophilus! :-)