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What book of the holy Fathers of the Church
does not resoundingly summon us
along the true way to reach the Creator?

(Rule of St. Benedict)

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‘Patristic Homilies’ and ‘Apostolic Fathers’ are also available as printed books: orders can be placed at NSCTC.

Patristic Homilies for Sundays and Feastdays
These homilies of the Fathers of the Church may be used for fruitful meditation on the Sunday-Gospel (and Gospel of Feastdays). Besides the Homilies, the appropriate Gospel passages are given too. (Average file-size: 500 KB)

Apostolic Fathers
The title Apostolic Fathers is given to people who in their lifetime knew the Apostles of Jesus Christ. Hence the importance and soundness of their doctrine lie in the fact that it can be directly linked to the teaching of the Apostles themselves.
Besides, through their writings we get a first hand picture of the situation and of the problems of the Church at the turn of the first Century of the Common Era. (Average file-size: few hundred KB)

iScriptorium
iScriptorium is a freeware utility (English/Bangla interface) to help you monitor all the text- and audiovisual- files contained in this very page and in the Liturgy and Bible pages.
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The Muratorian Fragment (in Latin and Bangla)
The Muratorian Fragment is the oldest known list of New Testament books. It was discovered by Ludovico Antonio Muratori and published by him in 1740.
    The Muratorian Fragment (86 KB)

The Lord’s Prayer (by St. Cyprian)
The commentary of St. Cyprian to the Lord’s prayer has been a Christian ‘classic’ from the time it was written, in the year 251. In this book, the bishop of Carthage (North Africa), besides commenting on the text of the prayer itself, several times highlights the ideas that, as a pastor, are his main concern: unity of the Church and concord among the faithful.
    The Lord’s Prayer (186 KB)

Sacramental catechesis (by St. Ambrose)
The Sacramental catechesis (De Mysteriis) of Saint Ambrose is one of the ‘classic’ texts dealing with Christian initiation: the renown Bishop of Milan explains to the newly baptized the profound meaning of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It was probably written about A.D. 387.
    Sacramental catechesis (172 KB)

Rule of St. Benedict
The famous text that founded not only the spirituality, but also the culture of the Christian West.
    Rule of St. Benedict (345 KB)

Life of St. Benedict
The Life of St. Benedict written by St. Gregory the Great.
    Life of St. Benedict (270 KB)

A short Life of St. Benedict
A short life of St. Benedict loosely based on the ‘Life of St. Benedict’ written by St. Gregory the Great.
    Life of St. Benedict (Short) (64 KB)

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