St. Cyprian on Cain, Abel, and True Self-Sacrifice
November 02, 2009 Length: 15:04
What are we to make of the Genesis account of Cain and Abel? In this broadcast, Fr. Matthew examines a portion of St Cyprian of Carthage’s Treatise on the Lord’s Prayer that shows forth Abel as the first martyr, the example of true self-sacrifice. And it is a lesson with a practical aim: the quenching of anger and hatred, and the discovery of a life offered more wholly to God.
"It keeps me tethered to my newfound faith when I am not at church. As a choir member, it keeps my mind on the music of the liturgy."