May I introduce to you the Doctors of the Church

Hello…….. Good day to everyone across the entire universe!!

And now lets talk about the “Doctors of the Church” well they are not literally a doctor like psychiatrist, cardiologist, allergist (immunologist), anesthesiologist and etc they are more than that they are the saints that have done a lot for the sake of Catholic faith particularly in their contribution to the doctrine and theology………

But before the 16th century they are called the Fathers of the Church in the early middle ages they are St. Gregory the Great, Saint Ambrose, Saint Augustine and St. Jerome the “four Doctors” became a commonplace among the scholastics and a decree of Boniface VIII (1298)

And now there are almost 36 Doctors of the Church

  1. St. Gregory the Great
  2. St. Ambrose
  3. St. Augustine
  4. St. Jerome
  5. St. Thomas Aquinas
  6. St.John Chrysostom
  7. St. Basil the Great
  8. St. Gregory of Nazianzus
  9. St, Athanasius
  10. St.Bonaventure
  11. St. Anselm
  12. St. Isidore of Seville
  13. St. Peter Chrysologus
  14. St. Leo the Great
  15. St. Peter Damian
  16. St. Bernard of Clairvaux
  17. St. Hillary of Poitiers
  18. St. Alphonsus Liguore
  19.  St. Francis de Sales
  20. St. Cyril of Alexandria
  21. St. Cryril of Jerusalem
  22. St. John Damascene
  23. St. Bebe the venerable
  24. St. Ephrem
  25. St. Peter Canisius
  26. St. John of the Cross
  27. St. Robert Bellarmine
  28. St. Albertus Magnus
  29. St. Anthony of Lisbon and Padua
  30. St. Lawrence of Brindisi
  31. St. Teresa of Avila
  32. St. Catherine of Siena
  33. St. Theresa of Lisieux
  34. St. John of Avila
  35. St. Hildegard of Bingen
  36. St. Gregory of Narek

 

But in the Lutheran Calendar of Saints does not use the term Doctors of the Church the calendar refers to Martin Luther as the doctor.

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