Peter Orlando is a priest and bishop within the Independent Catholic Movement. Peter is married and has three children and two step-children with seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He is also a licensed marriage and family counselor and certified school psychologist. His doctorate is in Leadership and Human Behavior.
Published: September 9, 2013.
Essay » Literature
The first four hundred years of the Christian church are important because they are close to apostolic traditions, which attempted to reflect the mind of Christ. Church reforms depend upon returning to the pristine beginnings of Christianity. Four patristic authors were chosen (Tertullian, Ambrose, Optatus and Augustine) because of their enduring influence upon Christian thinking and practice.