The History of the Catholic Church

Chapter 2: St. Justin Martyr--Father and Apologist

 

St. Justin Martyr – Father and Apologist

 

Film Focus: This video gives a brief introduction to the life of St. Justin Martyr and focuses upon his description of the liturgy of the second century.

 

Text Focus: Pages 49

 

Discussion Questions:

 

1.   After listening carefully to St. Justin Martyr’s description of the liturgy (and reviewing it in CCC 1345), discuss the commonalities you see between his description of the liturgy in the second century and the Mass you attend today.

2.  Looking again at the description from St. Justin Martyr, discuss the differences you see between his description of the liturgy in the second century and the Mass you attend today.

3.  What does it mean when St. Justin Martyr is called an apologist?

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