Lenten Reading Plan with Church Fathers

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
Printer-Friendly Version of Outline: Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan PDF

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above taken from the Church Year website HERE.