Irenaeus of Lyons
June 28 is one of the days of the year that we take time to remember the influence and impact of Irenaeus of Lyons. We call Irenaeus a Church Father because of his teaching and leadership in the 2nd century Church. His words and letters had a powerful impact on the theology of the early Church because his teacher has been Polycarp and Polycarp’s teacher was John the Apostle. Of chief theological interest to Irenaeus was the question of heresy and heretics.
You can learn more about Irenaeus at the site of one our community’s members: http://www.ttstm.com/2011/06/june-28-irenaeus-student-of-polycarp.html. It’s worth your time to brush up your knowledge on this important and historic Church figure.