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This is a shorter version of our Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan. To follow the plan, read the designated excerpts on the appropriate days during the Lenten Fast (the season of Lent, minus Sundays). The writings below are from the complete version. You will have to adapt them for use in the "lite" version. We also offer a printer-friendly version of the lite plan.

The Writings
Pdf form: Church Fathers Lenten Reading Plan: With Texts (thanks to Chad Toney and Carl Fortunato).
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2014 Date Day in Lenten Fast Lite Reading
3/5 1 Epistle to Diognetus: 1-6
3/6 2 Epistle to Diognetus: 7-12
3/7 3 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter To the Ephesians: 1-7
3/8 4 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter to the Ephesians: 8-14
3/10 5 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter To the Ephesians: 15-21
3/11 6 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter To the Magnesians: 1-5
3/12 7 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter To the Magnesians: 6-10
3/13 8 St. Ignatius of Antioch: Letter To the Magnesians: 11-15
3/14 9 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 1-7
3/15 10 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 8-14
3/17 11 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 15-21
3/18 12 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 22-29
3/19 13 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 30-37
3/20 14 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 38-45
3/21 15 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 46-53
3/22 16 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 54-60
3/24 17 St. Justin Martyr: First Apology: 61-68
3/25 18 St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 1-9
3/26 19 St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 10-18
3/27 20 St. Cyprian: On the Unity of the Church (Treatise I): 19-21
3/28 21 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 1-9
3/29 22 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 10-16
3/31 23 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 17-25
4/1 24 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 26-33
4/2 25 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 34-41
4/3 26 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 42-49
4/4 27 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 50-58
4/5 28 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 59-66
4/7 29 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 67-73
4/8 30 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 74-81
4/9 31 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 82-89
4/10 32 St. Athanasius: Life of Anthony: 90-94
4/11 33 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XX
4/12 34 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXII
4/14 35 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXIII (1-11)
4/15 36 St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXIII (12-23)
4/16 37 St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: 1-4
4/17 38 St. Ambrose of Milan: Concerning the Mysteries: 5-9
4/18 39 St. Leo the Great: Sermon XLIX (On Lent XI): complete
4/19 40 St. Leo the Great: Sermon LXXII (On the Lord's Resurrection): complete


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