Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr (100–165), apologist. Engraving from Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres grecz, latins et payens (1584).

We have posted the finished calendar for the first year of reading the fathers. We’ve listed the readings for each day, both with a citation that can be used in any edition (e.g., Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, ch. 1–12) and with the page numbers in Ante-Nicene Fathers (e.g., ANF 1:194–200).

In first year we will read fathers from the first three centuries of the church, including the Apostolic Fathers. Here is the list of authors:

  • Clement of Rome
  • Polycarp
  • Ignatius of Antioch (and Pseudo-Ignatius)
  • Papias
  • Justin Martyr
  • Irenaeus
  • Hermas
  • Tatian the Assyrian
  • Theophilus of Antioch
  • Athenagoras the Athenian
  • Clement of Alexandria
  • Tertullian
  • Minucius Felix
  • Commodianus
  • Origen
  • Hippolytus

We were especially concerned in planning for this first year that we maintain the seven-pages-per-day pace, while still reading enough to make it through the entire set of fathers in seven years. I happy to say that our calculations show that both of those will happen. The average daily page count is about seven pages, and the total number of pages read is exactly one-seventh of the page count for the entire series.

If you’d like to look over the calendar, please let us know if you find any corrections. We begin December 2, 2012!

☛ Reading Calendar