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What book of the holy Fathers of the Church
does not resoundingly summon us
along the true way to reach the Creator?

(Rule of St. Benedict)

প্রৈরিতিক পিতৃগণ
The Apostolic Fathers, translated from the original languages in Bangla, with introductions and explanatory notes.
In addition to Didache, Clement, Ignatius, Policarp, Barnabas, Shepherd, Diognetus, the books contains also the Fragments of Papias and Quadratus, and the Muratori Codex.

The title Apostolic Fathers is given to people who in their lifetime knew the Apostles of Jesus Christ. Hence the importance and soundness of their doctrine lie in the fact that it can be directly linked to the teaching of the Apostles themselves. Through their writings we get a first hand picture of the situation and of the problems of the Church at the turn of the first Century of the Common Era.
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খ্রিষ্টমণ্ডলীর পিতৃগণের সঙ্গে সুসমাচার-ধ্যান
Homilies and sermons of the Fathers of the Church, translated in Bangla, for Gospel of Sundays and Feasts.

The Fathers of the Church (or Church Fathers or Christian Fathers) are ancient and generally influential Christian theologians, some of whom were eminent teachers and great bishops (such as Irenaeus of Lyons, Athanasius, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, John Chrysostom, Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great etc.).
Their homilies may be used for fruitful meditation on the Sunday-Gospel (and Gospel of Feastdays). Besides the Homilies, the appropriate Gospel passages are given too.
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The ‘Catechetical Lectures’ of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, translated in Bangla from Greek, with introduction and explanatory notes.

The most famous work of Saint Cyril is the 24 sermons which were delivered in the Basilica of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in 346 or 359 AD. They are known as “Catechetical Lectures” or “Catechetical Lectures of Jerusalem.”
The first 18 sermons are aimed only to the catechumens, and were given in preparation for Easter; while the remaining 5, delivered the week after Easter, target the newly baptized, and focus on the three sacraments of Christian Initiation, i.e. Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, and for this reason are called “Mystagogic Catechesis”.

রহস্যগুলি প্রসঙ্গ
The ‘De Mysteriis’ of Saint Ambrose, translated in Bangla from Latin, with introduction and explanatory notes.

The Sacramental catechesis (De Mysteriis) of Saint Ambrose is one of the ‘classic’ texts dealing with Christian initiation: the renown Bishop of Milan explains to the newly baptized the profound meaning of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. It was probably written about A.D. 387.

প্রভুর প্রার্থনা
The ‘De Dominica Oratione’ of Saint Cyprian, translated in Bangla from Latin, with introduction and explanatory notes.

The commentary of St. Cyprian to the Lord’s prayer has been a Christian ‘classic’ from the time it was written, in the year 251. In this book, the bishop of Carthage (North Africa), besides commenting on the text of the prayer itself, several times highlights the ideas that, as a pastor, are his main concern: unity of the Church and concord among the faithful.

সুখ-বাণী বিষয়ক উপদেশ
The ‘Sermon on the Beatitudes’ of Saint Leo the Great, translated in Bangla from Latin, with introduction, explanatory notes, and orginal (latin) text.

This sermon of Saint Leo the Great on the important passage of the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 5:1-5) is considered of great importance among similar sermons of other writers. In the sermon Jesus is shown as the new Moses who from the top of the mountain proclaims the New Law of the New Covenant.
Commenting the first beatitude (How blessed are the poor in spirit) Saint Leo explains that is not so much material poverty as spiritual poverty (that is humility) that makes man ‘blessed’.

পালকগণ বিষয়ক উপদেশ
The ‘De Pastoribus’ of Saint Augustine of Hippo, translated in Bangla from Latin, with introduction and explanatory notes.

This sermon (On Shepherds) of Saint Augustin, on the basis of a prophecy of Ezekiel, shows that as at the prophet's time, today too in the Church there are good and bad shepherds; bad shepherds being church leaders who do not care for the flock and pursue their own selfish interests instead of pursuing the interests of Christ.
The sermon deals also with a heresy of that time that threatened to disrupt the unity of the Church.

মুরাতরি পাণ্ডুলিপি-খণ্ড
The Muratorian Canon, in Latin and Bangla, with introduction, explanatory notes, and original (latin) text.

The Muratorian Fragment is the oldest known list of New Testament books. It was discovered by Ludovico Antonio Muratori and published by him in 1740.

সাধু বেনেডিক্টের নিয়ম
The Rule of St. Benedict, translated in Bangla from Latin, with introduction and explanatory notes.

The famous text of the 6th Century that founded not only the spirituality, but also the culture of the Christian West.
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সাধু বেনেডিক্টের জীবনী
The ‘Life of St. Benedict’ of St. Gregory the Great, translated in Bangla, with introduction and explanatory notes.

Saint Benedict (480-547) is considered one of the main monastic figures of the Christian West.
His life written by Pope Gregory the Great in the 6th Century was and is still viewed as a classic of Christian spirituality.
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