Friday, January 7

The Canon

On this day in 367, Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, published for his congregants the first authoritative list of the canon of the Old and New Testaments. He included the list as a devotional aid in the pastoral letter he sent out every year on the day after Epiphany.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Isn't that wonderful to send a pastoral letter every year after Epiphany! Did that tradition continue anywhere in Christendom?