Read the Church Fathers During Lent: Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan

Courtesy of The Blog of Seth comes this amazing Lenten resource:

Read the Church Fathers During Lent: Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan

If you go to the link, you can download the reading schedule in pdf, as well as the readings (according to the schedule) in pdf.

Abso-freakin’-lutely amazing!

Thanks, Seth.

UPDATE: I have edited the reading dates to cover this year’s Lent.

I have done two things with the readings: 1) I have worked it so that the readings are completed prior to Holy Week on Lazarus Saturday, leaving the participant free to focus on the rich biblical texts and hymnology of Holy Week; and 2) I have left out Sundays for the same reasons. That means I’ve had to backdate the start of the reading schedule to yesterday (14 Feb). It will mean a little catching up to be on track, but isn’t yet overwhelming.

Go below the jump for the details.

Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan (available in pdf here)

Instructions: Each day, read the assigned writing. This Lenten discipline should take 10-15 minutes of your day. By day 40, you will have read 10 different Fathers. These writings can be found, free of charge, online at: http://www.churchyear.net/lentfathers.complete.pdf

2007 Date | Day in Lent | Reading

(2/14) 1. Didache: complete
(2/15) 2. Epistle to Diognetus: Chaps. 1-6
(2/16) 3. Epistle to Diognetus: Chaps. 7-12
(2/17) 4. Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians: complete
(2/19) 5. St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Ephesians: complete
(2/20) 6. St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Magnesians: complete
(2/21) 7. St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Trallians: complete
(2/22) 8. St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Romans: complete
(2/23) 9. St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Philadelphians: complete
(2/24) 10. St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Smyrnaeans: complete
(2/26) 11. St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Polycarp: complete
(2/27) 12. St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: Chaps. 1-11
(2/28) 13. St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: Chaps. 12-23
(3/1) 14. St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: Chaps. 24-35
(3/2) 15. St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: Chaps. 36-47
(3/3) 16. St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: Chaps. 48-59
(3/5) 17. St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: Chaps. 60-68
(3/6) 18. St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 1-9
(3/7) 19. St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 10-18
(3/8) 20. St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 19-27
(3/9) 21. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 1-10
(3/10) 22. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 11-20
(3/12) 23. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 21-30
(3/13) 24. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 31-40
(3/14) 25. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 41-50
(3/15) 26. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 51-60
(3/16) 27. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 61-70
(3/17) 28. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 71-80
(3/19) 29. St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 81-94
(3/20) 30. St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XIX
(3/21) 31. St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XX
(3/22) 32. St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXI
(3/23) 33. St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXII
(3/24) 34. St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXIII
(3/26) 35. St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: Chaps. 1-4
(3/27) 36. St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: Chaps. 5-9
(3/28) 37. St. Leo the Great: Letter XXVIII (called the “Tome”): complete
(3/29) 38. St. Leo the Great: Sermon XXI (On the Feast of the Nativity I): complete
(3/30) 39. St. Leo the Great: Sermon XLIX (On Lent XI): complete
(3/31) 40. St. Leo the Great: Sermon LXXII (On the Lord’s Resurrection): complete

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