Gathered into these four volumes like precious jewels are sermons by literally hundreds of the Church's saints and Fathers following the liturgical year, divided by Sundays and feast days. One has to look back to a Dominican work from 1681 to find a collection of the magnitude of this one, originally published between 1955 and 1963. Ranging from St. Clement of Rome (d. ca. 95) to Aquinas (d. 1274) and featuring not only St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom (as we might expect), but also Ss. Basil, Gregory Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, John of Damascus and 200 other Church Fathers, this set, averaging four or five exemplary sermons per Sunday or feast day, draws from deep springs of living water. The harmonious voices of these who witness to the authority, sanctity and learning of the Church speak with a message like the Gospel itself, urgent, simple, and direct. It is this Word that is so needed today in a time when so many extraneous concerns slip into our preaching and teaching. Here are words that burn with the purity of Scripture and Tradition, that sink deep within our hearts and prick our wills to obedience -- to these we must turn again and again to hear the Bible read with heart and mind, to become receptive soil for right understanding. Four volume set, 1776 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
This beautifully bound 4-volume, hard-cover set is a superb series for preaching, spiritual reading and meditation. It contains the Gospel reading for each Sunday and Feast Day, and parallel Gospel texts, along with several sermons for each Gospel from both early Eastern and Western Fathers of the church, including Ambrose, John Chrysostom, Cyril of Alexandria, Leo the Great, Ephraem, Augustine and more. Also, each sermon is followed by the Catena Aurea (Golden Chain) of St. Thomas Aquinas. There is no better way to enter the mind of the early Church Fathers and the spirit of Sacred Scripture than this series. Keyed to old liturgical calendar