Homilies on the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel

Feast of St Thecla the Protomartyr & Equal to the Apostles
Gregory_on_Ezekiel_Square.jpgHomilies on the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel by St. Gregory the Great; translated by Theodosia Tomkison

ORIGINALLY delivered in AD 593 as Lombard hordes surrounded a beleaguered Rome, Pope Gregory's exposition of Ezekiel overflows with concern for the preservation of the Church's spiritual life in difficult times. This is therefore necessarily a pedagogical work, a "curriculum" in 22 sermons, not a historical-grammatical commentary in the modern sense. Ezekiel explains, through the pen of the good Doctor, the "tenses and modes" of prophecy, the multiple senses of Scripture, the life of holy preachers, Christian attentiveness to God and many other practical themes. For St. Gregory, Ezekiel is a person in dialogue with the Church, rather than a text under the scrutiny of a scholar. Gregory writes with concern that his hearers grow in strength and in grace, and this fine first translation brings his pastoral voice to us in English. The text concludes with nineteen additional fragments of St. Gregory's writings on various Biblical themes.

459 pp. paper $28.95

Eighth Day Members (Patrons+) receive 10% discount


Exercise the virtue of patience, resist Amazon, and support Eighth Day Books. Give them a call at 1.800.841.2541 between 10 am and 8 pm CST Mon-Sat and engage in a conversation about books and ideas with a live human person who reads books and loves to discuss them. Or, if you insist, visit their website at www.eighthdaybooks.com.


Membership_Logo_for_Charity_Auction_Invoice.jpeg

Become a Monthly Eighth Day Patron & You Receive a Complementary All-Access Pass to Your Choice of 1 of our 4 Signature Events.

Become a Monthly Eighth Day Pillar and Attend them All for Free Every Year!

January Eighth Day Symposium - $125 Value

February Eighth Day Colloquium - $125 Value

July Florovsky Week - $125 Value

Inklings OktoberFest - $100 Value

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.