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Reading for Dec. 2, 2012

Greetings on this first day of Advent, and welcome to the beginning of our reading. Below is today’s reading; you may also wish to read our introduction to the Apostolic Fathers.

Author: Clement of Rome
Reading: 1 Clement, ch. 1–20
Pages: ANF 1:5–10

May you be rooted and built up in Christ Jesus the Lord and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.


  1. I don’t mean to be dense, but I don’t understand how to use this website to which this page links. I see the ANF01, but I don’t quite follow the 5-10 part. Where do I find those reference numbers?

    Thank you.

    • Good question, Stacy.

      There are two citations here. The first is the citation to the parts of the book we’re reading, in this case “1 Clement, ch. 1–20.” That means we’re reading chapters 1 through 20 of First Clement. The second citation is to the pages in the print edition where the reading can be found, in this case “ANF 1:5–10.” That means the series Ante-Nicene Fathers, volume 1, pages 5 through 10.

      The perhaps confusing part is the hyperlink, which takes you to the CCEL site. That link will always take you to the first section of the day’s reading, in this case, 1 Clement chapter 1. From there you keep paging through the CCEL site until you get to the end of the day’s reading. And if you were using the print edition, you could just read the pages given.

      I hope this helps.

  2. Hi Stacy,

    The 5-10 refers to the page numbers, which, if you’re using the online version, you usually won’t need. Since the reading for today is chapters 1 through 20 of I Clement, click the link, then keep clicking onto the next section until you reach chapter 20. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for reading!

  3. Also, I realized about half way through today’s reading that the pg. #’s are in a RED box on the right with the text.

  4. “Therefore let us unite with those who devoutly practice peace, and not with those who hypocritically wish for peace.”

    I’m already enjoying the reading. I’m in!

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