Why History is Important:
  1. "The names by which things are called are important in shaping our interpretation of reality.” - Fr. John Romanides
  2. "If you live ahistorically, then you can make up whatever you want. When you do not live ahistorically (and realize you a product of history, in history), then you have to face and accept reality." - Fr. Joseph Copeland
  3. "People are often surprised to discover that historical labels which define the past are inventions of later scholarship and ideology, not parts of the past itself. The people of the 'Byzantine Empire' had no idea that they were Byzantine. They regarded themselves as the authentic continuators of the Roman world: the Romans living in Romania." - Fr. John Romanides
Roman / Church History: