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CHURCH (so called) FATHERS.

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any of these men who teach killing in wars for Christians (heresy), or adulterous second marriage (heresy), is a proven false teacher. Yet if they teach nothing on the subjects to me it proves they were no teachers in the first instance, having failed to lay any moral foundations in the Faith. Orthodoxy is a sex cult that allows adultery in second marriages. If these men can be proven to agree with them they are heretics. The fact the Catholics teach the utter opposite proves they were never one church, or at some point the Orthodox allowed extreme laxity into their already false church. It is a massively important point to consider that the Orthodox would rather find out the doctrines of these men on many minor issues, like the Filioque, than "the works of the flesh" like murder and adultery, proving them guilty of confusing "weightier matters of the law" and minor ones, as Jesus accused the Pharisees of in Matthew 23.  

Ambrose (A.D. 340–397)Basil of Caesarea (c. 329 – 379)

Jerome (347–420)Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 296 – 373)

Augustine of Hippo (354–430)Gregory of Nazianzus (329 – c. 389)

Pope Gregory I (540–604)John Chrysostom (347–407)

Apostolic Fathers.

Main article: Apostolic Fathers

Clement of Rome .

Ignatius of Antioch .

Polycarp of Smyrna .

Papias of Hierapolis .

Justin Martyr .

Irenaeus of Lyons .

Clement of Alexandria .

Origen of Alexandria .

Athanasius of Alexandria .

Cappadocian Fathers .

Main article: Cappadocian Fathers

John Chrysostom

Cyril of Alexandria.

Maximus the Confessor .

John of Damascus .


The following is a list of Christian Church FathersRoman Catholics generally regard the Patristic period to have closed with the death of John of Damascus, a Doctor of the Church, in 749. However, Orthodox Christians believe that the Patristic period is ongoing. Therefore, the list is split into two tables.

If only a relatively small number of these men are studied by you, and you decide they are heretics, it would mean you conclude the Catholic and Orthodox faiths are false. The farce is however that they move you outside of scripture into a massive never ending world of books and dusty ancient tomes to "verify the faith". It is just a clone of the Talmud trap. a massive diversion away from the INFALLIBLE word of God.

CHURCH FATHERS Until John of Damascus :


Adrian the monk of Antioch wrote a manual on the Antiochene method of Scriptural exegesis[1]


Alexander of Alexandria[2]326 


Alexander of Lycopolis4th century 


Ambrose of Milan397one of the Four Great Doctors of the Western Church; strongly opposed Arianism


Amphilochius of Iconium[1][2]403 or earlier 


Ananias of Shirak[2][3]7th centurywrote a work on Christmas and one on Easter


Anastasius Sinaita[1][2]7th century 


Andrew of Caesarea[1]6th centurycommented on the Apocalypse


Andrew of Crete[2]8th centuryauthor of the 250-strophe Great Canon


Anthony the Great[1]356 


Aphraates367Mesopotamian bishop who authored 23 homilies[1]


Apollinaris of Hirapolis2nd century 


Apollinaris of Laodicea390 


Apollonius of Ephesus210 


Apringius of Beja6th centurycommented on the Apocalypse[4]

Archelaus supposedly a bishop of Carchar who wrote against Manichaeism


Aristides the Athenian[1][2]134 


Aristo of Pella[1]2nd century 


Arnobius[1]330author of Against the Heathen


Arsenius the Great445 


Asterius of Amasea[2]405wrote sermons on morality including topics like divorce and covetousness, and the parables of Jesus Christ


Athanasius373one of the Four Great Doctors of the Eastern Church


Athenagoras of Athens[1]190wrote in defense of the resurrection of the dead[2]




Augustine of Hippo430one of the Four Great Doctors of the Western Church (Doctor Gratiae)


Aurelius Prudentius[1][2]early 5th centurycommented on the Psalms[5]




Avitus of Vienne[1]523author of the five-book poem De spiritualis historiae gestis; converted King

Sigismund; combated Arianism




Barsanuphius of Palestine540 


Basil the Great of Caesarea379one of the Four Great Doctors of the Eastern Church and one of the Three Holy Hierarchs; father of monachism


Bede[1]735Doctor of the Church and author of Ecclesiastical History of the English People


Benedict of Nursia[1][2]547best known for the Rule of St Benedict


Boethius[2]520sauthor of Consolation of Philosophy


Braulio of Zaragoza651commented on the Psalms[5]


Caesarius of Arles[1]542commented on the Apocalypse


Caius3rd century 




Chromatius[2]407wrote sermons on the Gospel of Matthew


Clement of Alexandria210s 


99 AD - Clement of Rome

1 Epistle of Clement -

2 Epistle of Clement -

1 Epistle on Virginity - how can they be 99AD if they contain the chapter/verse numerals only added 

quote "The chapter divisions commonly used today were developed by Stephen Langton, an Archbishop of Canterbury. Langton put the modern chapter divisions into place in around A.D. 1227. The Wycliffe English Bible of 1382 was the first Bible to use this chapter pattern. "

2 Epistle on Virginity - Two "Epistles on Virginity" were traditionally attributed to Clement, but now there exists almost universal consensus that Clement was not the author of those two epistles.[25] so in that case that proves "church tradition" fallible.

The False Decretals - A 9th-century collection of church legislation known as the False Decretals, which was once attributed to Saint Isidore of Seville, is largely composed of forgeries. All of what it presents as letters of pre-Nicene popes, beginning with Clement, are forgeries, as are some of the documents that it attributes to councils;[26] and more than forty falsifications are found in the decretals that it gives as those of post-Nicene popes from Pope Sylvester I (314–335) to Pope Gregory II (715–731). The False Decretals were part of a series of falsifications of past legislation by a party in the Carolingian Empire whose principal aim was to free the church and the bishops from interference by the state and the metropolitan archbishops respectively.[27][28][29]

Main article: Pseudo-Isidore

quote "Clement is included among other early Christian popes as authors of the Pseudo-Isidoran (or False) Decretals, a 9th-century forgery. These decrees and letters portray even the early popes as claiming absolute and universal authority.[30] Clement is the earliest pope to whom a text is attributed." In other words.... they are forgeries designed to falsify that early Popes claimed the false authority as present ones, AND their false church structure of so called authority...


""These early documents were designed to show that by the oldest traditions and practice of the Church no bishop might be deposed, no Church councils might be convened, and no major issue might be decided, without the consent of the pope. Even the early pontiffs, by these evidences, had claimed absolute and universal authority as vicars of Christ on Earth." Durant, Will. The Age of Faith. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1972. p. 525"

Coelius Sedulius[1]5th century 


Columba of Iona[1][2]597 


Commodianus3rd century 


Cyprian of Carthage[1]258 


Cyril of Alexandria444Doctor of the Church (Doctor Incarnationis) combated the Nestorianheresy


Cyril of Jerusalem386Doctor of the Church who wrote thorough instructions to catechumens and baptized Christians[1]


Didymus the Blind[1]398teacher of Jerome and Rufinus; follower of Origen; opponent of Arianism and the Macedonian heresy; works condemned at the Fifth Ecumenical Council and the Sixth Ecumenical Council


Diodore of Tarsus[1]390 


Dionysius of Corinth[1]2nd century 


Dionysius the Areopagite1st centuryWritings attributed to him are thought to have been faked by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.


Ephrem the Syrian373Doctor of the Church


Epiphanius of Salamis403friend of Jerome who strongly opposed Origenism and wrote a history of heresies


Eucherius of Lyon[1][2]449 


Eugippius[3]6th century 


Eusebius of Caesarea339 


Eusebius of Emesa360commented on Genesis[6]


Eusebius of Vercelli[1]371 




Fulgentius of Ruspe6th century 


Gaius Marius Victorinus4th centurycombated Arianism[1]


Gennadius of Massilia[1]496 


Gregory of Nazianzus389one of the Four Great Doctors of the Eastern Church; one of three Orthodoxsaints honored with the title "The Theologian;" one of the Three Holy Hierarchs


Gregory of Nyssa394 


Gregory of Tours[2]594 


Gregory Thaumaturgus270 


Hegesippus of Palestine[1]180a Jewish convert who combated Gnosticism and Marcionism


Hermias[2]3rd century 


Hesychius of Jerusalem5th century 


Hilary of Poitiers367Doctor of the Church


Hippolytus of Rome[1][2]235 


Ignatius of Antioch107 


Irenaeusend of 2nd or beginning of 3rd century 


Isaac of Nineveh700ascetic author of many spiritual homilies who commented on the Psalms[5] and contributed significantly to Syrian piety; was not Christologically Nestorian[7]


Isidore of Pelusium449author of 2000 letters dealing primarily with allegorical exegesis[1]


Isidore of Seville[1][2]636Doctor of the Church


Jacob of Serugh[3][5][8]521a.k.a. Mar Jacob


Jerome420one of the Four Great Doctors of the Western Church


John Cassian[1][8]435 


John Chrysostom407one of the Four Great Doctors of the Eastern Church and one of the Three

Holy Hierarchs


John Climacus[8]606 


John of Damascus749Doctor of the Church and author of An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith and ascetic and exegetical writings and hymns; Peter Lombardbased his Four Books of Sentences on the works of John of Damascus and Thomas Aquinas based his Summa

Theologica on Peter Lombard's Sentences


Julianus Pomerius[1]5th centuryauthor of De Vita Contemplativaconcerning Christian sanctity


Julius Firmicus Maternus4th century 


Justin Martyr165 


Juvencus[1]4th century 




Leontius of Byzantium[1]543 


Lucian of Antioch[1]312 


Lucifer[1]370combated Arianism and defended Athanasius at the Council of Milan in 354


Macarius of Alexandria[8]395 


Macarius of Egypt[8]391 


Malchion3rd century?played key role in the deposition of Paul of Samosata


Marcus Minucius Felix[1][8]250author of Octavianus


Marius Mercator451made a compilation on Nestorianismand another on Pelagianism[1]


Martin of Bruga4th centurycommented on the Psalms[5]


Martin of Tours[8]397 


Mathetes2nd century?author of an Epistle to Diognetus


Maximus of Turin[1]465 


Maximus the Confessor[1][8]662 


Meletius of Antioch[8]381 


Melito of Sardis180author of an important sermon called On Pascha about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ


Methodius of Olympus[1][8]311combated Origenism


Moses of Chorene490author of A History of Armenia


Nectarius of Constantinople[8]398 


Nicetas of Remesiana414the patron saint of Romania commented on the Psalms[5]


Nilus of Sinai430 


Nonnus5th century 


Novatian[1]258commented on the Psalms[5]


Oecumenius6th centuryauthor of the first extant Greekcommentary on the Apocalypse[4]


Optatus4th centurycombated Donatism[1]


Origen of Alexandria254posthumously anathematized at Fifth Ecumenical Council (533)




Pachomius[1][8]348Father of Christian cenobitic monasticism


Pacian of Barcelona[8]391combated Novatianism


Palladius of Helenopolis[1][8]5th century 


Pamphilus of Caesarea309 


Pantamus214first to make the Catechetical school of Alexandria famous[1]


Papias[8]155disciple of John the Evangelist and Ariston[1]


Patrick[8]5th century 


Paulinus of Nola[8]431 


Peter Chrysologus450Doctor of the Church


Philip the priest commented on the Book of Job


Philoxenus of Hierapolis[3]6th centuryauthor of 13 ascetic discourses who

combated NestorianismManichaeism, and Marcionism


Poemen450commented on the Psalms[5]




Pope Damasus I384 


Pope Dionysius of Rome[1]268combated Sabellianism


Pope Dionysius the Great of Alexandria265 


Pope Gregory I the Great604one of the Four Great Doctors of the Western Church and author of Dialogues


Pope Leo I the Great461Doctor of the Church


Pope Peter of Alexandria311 


Pope Zephyrinus217commented on the Psalms


Proclus of Constantinople440s 




Prosper of Aquitaine[1]455 


Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite6th centuryauthor of The Divine Names, The Mystical Theology, The Celestial Hierarchy, The Ecclesiastical Hierarchy, and the non-extant Theological Outlines; quoted extensively in the Summa Theologicaof Thomas Aquinas


Quadratus of Athens[1]129wrote a non-extant apology to Emperor Hadrian


Rabbula[3][9]435ascetic and energetic bishop of Edessa and ally of Cyril of Alexandria who opposed the heretical teachings of Nestorius


Romanos the Melodist[9]556


Sahdona649commented on the Psalms[5]


Salvian[1][9]490sGallic author of On the government of God


Severian of Gabala408commented on Genesis[6] and the First and Second Epistle to the Corinthians


Severus of Antioch[3][9]538 


Sextus Julius Africanus[1][8]240 


Sidonius Apollinaris[1][9]489 


Socrates of Constantinople5th century 






Sulpicius Severus[9]425disciple and biographer of Martin of Tours and author of an Ecclesiastical History[1]


Synesius of Syrene[1][9]414 




Tertullian222died a Montanist


Theodore of Mopsuestia[1]428commented on Acts of the Apostlesand the First and Second

Epistle to the Corinthians


Theodoret of Cyrus457continuator of Eusebius of Caesarea[1]


Theodotus of Ancyra4th century 


Theophilus of Antioch[1]180sfirst writer known to have used the term Trinity to describe the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit




Tichonius390commented on the Apocalypse; his seven principles of interpretation from his Book of Rules inspired Augustine of Hippo [4]


Tyrannius Rufinus410friend of Jerome and continuator of Eusebius of Caesarea[1] who commented on the Psalms[5]


Valerian of Cimiez460commented on the Psalms[5]


Venantius Fortunatus7th centurywrote a poem on Easter


Victor of Antioch commented on the Gospel of Mark[1]


Victorinus of Pettau303author of On the Creation of the Worldand a Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John


Vincent of Lérins450 


Zeno of Verona

After John of Damascus :

Athanasius the Athonite[2]1000 


Gregory Palamas[10]1359Pillar of Orthodoxy and defender of Hesychasm


Ishodad of Merv9th centurycommented on the Book of Job


Innocent of Alaska1879his The Way Into the Kingdom of Heaven is often used as an Orthodoxcatechism[2]


Mark of Ephesus[8]1444Pillar of Orthodoxy


Nicholas Cabasilas[8]1391 


Photius the Great[8][10]893Pillar of Orthodoxy and author of Bibliotheca


Symeon Metaphrastes[9]10th century 


Symeon the New Theologian[10]1022one of three Orthodox saints honored with the title "The Theologian"


Theodore the Studite826 


Theophan the Recluse[9]

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