On a Sure Foundation

St. Athanasius of Alexandria ca. 297-373

But do you, having your foundation sure, even Jesus Christ our Lord, and the confession of the fathers concerning the faith, avoid those who wish to say anything more or less than that, and rather aim at the profit of the brethren, that they may fear God and keep His commandments, in order that both by the teaching of the fathers, and by the keeping of the commandments, they may be able to appear well-pleasing to the Lord in the day of judgment. (Letter 62)



  1. Carlos Galvao-Sobrinho says:

    Dear Admin and members,

    I looking to find the source of the image “Fathers” which I would like to use as a cover for my book on bishops in late antiquity. Do you know where it came from?

    I would be very thankful for any information.

    Thank you so much.

  2. Greetings Carlos,

    That icon is The Church Fathers, an 11th-century Kievan miniature from Svyatoslav’s Miscellany. I found it in a Wikipedia article titled “Church Fathers”: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Fathers

    They found it here:

    Your work sounds very interesting! I did respond to your email and I’m sorry you didn’t receive it. I hope this helps because that would make a great cover. Thanks for visiting the site.


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