The Catholic Mass in 155 A.D.
Full disclosure: I really posted this mostly because of the music, but the history is interesting too. :>)
September 30, 2007
Anno Domini 155…
Justin Martyr was one of the early Christian writers. He was a Greek philosopher, and argued his Christian beliefs quite openly with the other philosophers, relying on their common code of being willing to consider all points of view to protect him from official persecution. (Eventually a jealous philosopher did betray him.) He is famous for having sent a letter, The Apology, to the Emperor Antoninus Pius, who was a Stoic philosopher and the father of Marcus Aurelius. Fr. Jay Toborowsky tells how he used Justin in the classroom… [Link to rest of Fr. Toborowsky's piece.]
Read the whole thing at the Anno Domini 155.com’s archive page for Sept., 2009.