Holy Cross has an outstanding library filled with books and media covering a range of topics and interests.
February 23 is the memorial of St. Polycarp (69-155), Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey), who was a disciple of St John the Apostle (died aged 100), with St Irenaeus (130-202) in turn, a disciple of Polycarp. They amongst others, begin the long line of successive, authentic witnessing of the life and message of Jesus, across the continents and down through the ages --- to us here today.
Readings of the Early Church on the Suggestive Shelf
The Early Church by W Frend
The Churches the Apostles Left Behind by R Brown
The History of the Church by Eusebius
Cities of God, “… how Christianity conquered Rome….” By R Stark
The Didache, --- Christian practices of the first century