Sunday, April 24, 2016

Examin : St. Irenaeus on the importance of Church Unity

'The Church, having received this preaching and this faith, although she is disseminated throughout the whole world, yet guarded it, as if she occupied but one house. She likewise believes these things just as if she had but one soul and one and the same heart and harmoniously she proclaims them and teaches them and hands them down, as if she possessed but one mouth. For, while the languages of the world are diverse, nevertheless, the authority of the Tradition is one and the same.'

From 'Against Heresies' 1, 10, 2, (c. AD 190)

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