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Thanks for checking out our Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan for 2020! Please have a look at the instructions below, as well as some different reading options.

A New and Shorter Alternative: Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan LITE
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Instructions: Each day during the 2020 Lenten fast (the season of Lent, minus Sundays), read the assigned writing. This devotion takes 10-15 minutes. By day 40, you will have read 10 different Fathers. If you wish to follow a shorter reading plan, please check out the lite version of the plan.

The Writings
Pdf form: Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan: With Texts (thanks to Chad Toney and Carl Fortunato).
Print: The Early Church Fathers: 38 Volumes
E-Book: Reading Plan mobi; Reading Plan epub (thanks to Deborah Metters)

2020 Date Day in Lenten Season Reading
2/26 1 Didache: complete
2/27 2 Epistle to Diognetus: 1-6
2/28 3 Epistle to Diognetus: 7-12
2/29 4 Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians: complete
3/2 5 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Ephesians: complete
3/3 6 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Magnesians: complete
3/4 7 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Trallians: complete
3/5 8 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Romans: complete
3/6 9 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Philadelphians: complete
3/7 10 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Smyrneans: complete
3/9 11 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to Polycarp: complete
3/10 12 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 1-11
3/11 13 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 12-23
3/12 14 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 24-35
3/13 15 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 36-47
3/14 16 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 48-59
3/16 17 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 60-68
3/17 18 St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 1-9
3/18 19 St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 10-18
3/19 20 St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): Secs. 19-21
3/20 21 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 1-10
3/21 22 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 11-20
3/23 23 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 21-30
3/24 24 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 31-40
3/25 25 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 41-50
3/26 26 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 51-60
3/27 27 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 61-70
3/28 28 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 71-80
3/20 29 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: Chaps. 81-94
3/31 30 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XIX
4/1 31 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XX
4/2 32 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XX1
4/3 33 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXII
4/4 34 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXIII
4/6 35 St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: 1-4
4/7 36 St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: 5-9
4/8 37 St. Leo the Great: Letter XXVIII (called the "Tome"): complete
4/9 38 St. Leo the Great: Sermon XXI (On the Feast of the Nativity I): complete
4/10 39 St. Leo the Great: Sermon XLIX (On Lent XI): complete
4/11 40 St. Leo the Great: Sermon LXXII (On the Lord's Resurrection): complete


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Updated 02-21-2019