The Church Fathers are some of the richest and (especially in the West) most overlooked writings in all of Christianity. Today I discovered Read the Fathers, a website dedicated to a seven-year (gulp!) reading plan to “study a vast library of theology, history, liturgy, apologetics, biblical commentary, and devotion written in the first seven centuries of the Christian church.” Importantly, the site is built on the premise of community discussion, encouragement, and accountability.
Here’s the real treat–this seven-year journey begins today. There is a little bit of introductory material by way of background, and the first readings dive right into 1 Clement, a letter you may never have heard of but which was considered part of the canon of scripture by some in the first few centuries of the infant Church.
Head on over to readthefathers.org and subscribe to the readings by whatever means works best for you!