Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Do not send FHG any money ... you are reading a free service that posts free information on education and research in hagiography.

Membership in FHG is closed at this time.

Thank you,

Becky (FHG Owner)

Here is FHG's invitation flyer to news and information ...

What is hagiography?

·       Online Oxford Dictionary: “the writing of the lives of saints; biography that idealizes its subject”

·       Online Merrium-Webster Dictionary: “The combining form -graphy comes from Greek graphein, meaning to write.  Hagio- comes from a Greek word that means saintly or holy.  This origin is seen in Hagiographa, the Greek designation of the Ketuvim, the third division of the Hebrew Bible.”

What is hagiography in Frostburg, Maryland?

·       “… reading and studying hagiography around the world from the location of Frostburg, Maryland in the form of research and education”

An invitation from Rebecca A. DeWitt

learn more about hagiography by visiting the Frostburg Hagiography Group online

Frostburg Hagiography Group

Frostburg Hagiography Group is a private organization unaffiliated with any religious organization.

Saints, Ecclesiastical Leaders, Icons; Religious Shields & Crests, Christian Symbols & Topics, Notable Places & Events of Church History, and much more ...

FHG 2020 summer reading project:

City of God


Saint Augustine

This reading project has been extended to the end of the year (12/31/20)

Rebecca A. DeWitt - Frostburg Hagiography Group Owner and Operator (unincorporated, organized 2015); Frostburg, Maryland  21532

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

... a summer of pandemic and violence as we read and study hagiography

Topic: Roman History (as it pertains to hagiography) 

I took a break from reading 'City of God' by Saint Augustine to have time for my online theology class, and I noticed that today was the feast day of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome, which occured about 350 years before Saint Augustine was defending Rome from pagans and writing about it in his book called 'City of God':

Theology at McGrath:

Monday, May 25, 2020

... doing the best we can during the covid19 coronavirus pandemic

FHG 2020 summer reading project:

City of God
Saint Augustine

check out this blog about Saint Augustine

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Catholic Liturgy of the Hours

I'm taking another course at Notre Dame (McGrath) ... Liturgy of the Hours

Liturgy of the Hours is not a part of Mass; Liturgy of the Hours is a way Catholics pray

If you like hagiography, you will really like Liturgy of the Hours!

Today, the hour homily is by Saint Gregory of Nyssa ...

I always go to Wikipedia, first, to find out more about the saint

I found the resources at Catholic Exchange to be very good ...
  • Catholic Exchange (Divine Office)
  • Catholic Exchange (article about St. Gregory of Nyssa)

Link to Notre Dame (McGrath)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


I'm taking a course at Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life (Old Testament II), and I am using a Saint Bible:

The New Jerusalem Bible: Saints Devotional Edition

Amazon Link:

McGrath Link:

Friday, October 4, 2019

Encyclopedical Hagiography

I bought a book in Frostburg ...  Desert Fathers and Desert Mothers

"... follow the book to its source" (Vitae Patrum)

there's more! (Apophthegmata Patrum)

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Saint Thecla

two questions during study and research of Saint Thecla ...

What is the Byzantine Rite?

What is the Alexandrian Rite?

1.  Wikipedia: "The Byzantine Rite, also known as the Greek Rite or Constantinopolitan Rite, is the liturgical rite used by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Greek/Byzantine Catholic churches, and in a modified form, Byzantine Rite Lutheranism."

2.  Wikipedia: "The Alexandrian Rite is the liturgical rite used by the Coptic Orthodox church of Alexandria, Eritean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, and Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, as well as by the three corresponding Eastern Catholic Churches."

Saint Thecla is a demoted saint in Roman Catholicism since the 1960s (September 23), but she still is a saint in the Byzantine Rite (September 24) and also in the Alexandrian Rite (October 3); nonetheless, the Acts of Paul and Thecla are found in the New Testament Apocrypha (this is Saint Thecla and Saint Paul, Apostle) (also, this is not the Acts of Paul)

Online articles of interest:

A Story that demonstrates a woman in active ministry:
Can an early Christian story show a woman as an apostle?

The Acts of Paul and Thecla
Translated probably by Jeremiah Jones, (1693-1724)

Saint Thecla: The Iconography