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Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina

Jun 10, 2020

He started as a papal critic, became history's first antipope, and today is honored — with the pope he rejected — as a saint whose feast day is universal. Go figure. Hippolytus of Rome is one of the great curiosities of early Christian history. In ancient times he was known for his encyclopedic books of theology, which became standard reference works in the centuries to follow. The Church revived his Mass prayers in the last century, and they're still in use today.


The Refutation of All Heresies

The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Part I.—exegetical

The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Part II.—dogmatical and Historical

More works by the Fathers

Mike Aquilina’s website

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of