In studying Melito of Sardis, I happened upon his preaching on the Passover (which I am reposting for this Easter). This is the oldest surviving sermons outside of the New Testament, and as such provides much insight into the heart and mind of this little know Preacher. From time to time, I will offer segments […]
This is a series of repost for Easter from Melito of Sardis. What more can I add here? Components of the Mystery of the Passover (46-71) 1. The Passover (46-47a) 46. Now that you have heard the explanation of the type and of that which corresponds to it, hear also what goes into making up […]
I am reposting Melito for Easter. I have posted on Melito some before, and find myself returning to him for a bit especially his homily on the Passover. He provides us with an accurate manner in using the Old Testament, and it is an example that is well served for the past few millenia. He […]
This week, I am going back through my old posts on Melito of Sardis. So, here we go, a bit more from his Passover Homily.
In celebration of this Easter, I am reposting several of my posts on Melito of Sardis. In my opinion, he doesn’t get enough attention in the early Christological debates of the 3rd and 4th centuries. The facts are collected, but the comments on Melito are mine.
The Lectionary before Easter included a bit on the Passover. Upon hearing it, because it is meant to be heard, something stood out to me: NAB Exodus 12:12 For on this same night I will go through Egypt, striking down every first– born of the land, both man and beast, and executing judgment on all […]
The Lord’s Passover approaches. It is a time for Christians to joyously celebrated that single moment in all of history which changed humanity’s fate. It is also one to reflect on the ancient traditions of the Church. We are connected to the Apostles not merely by the name that we wear, and the doctrine that […]
There has been rise in Messianic Judaism, which I have covered a little bit. It is not the historic position of the Church, and from the time of Paul through the Church Fathers and the Reformation Era, Judaizing the Gospel has been decried as blasphemous to the Grace that we are under. Now, and it […]
Sgt. Shultz has a new post, just in time for Easter/Passover where he introduces a new theological word as well as tells us that God’s words have some deep theological meaning that only he and the NAR can tell us. First, the theological word of the day: I’m not a “feast keeper,” as it were. […]
Here’s a Passover riddle: When is a Haggadah not Jewish? Answer: When it’s got more Jesus than a matzo has holes. A Jewish anti-missionary group has succeeded in persuading Barnes and Noble booksellers to reclassify a Passover guide from a “messianic Jewish” publisher as Christian, rather than Jewish. The group is also pressuring Amazon.com and […]