Today's Saint (April 4): Isidore
Regarded as one of the most brilliant theologians of his day, Isidore (560 - 636) - Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church - taught the truth of the gospel to many who had been deceived by Arianism and other heresies of his day, and therefor deprived of the fullness of the Gospel.
He succeeded his brother, St. Leander, in c. 601 as the archbishop of Seville, Spain. Charitable to the poor, he desired to spread religious learning through advocating the founding of cathedral schools in every town.
Because he was responsible for creating the encyclopedia-like "Etymologies," considered the Internet of its time, he is now also known as the Patron Saint of the Internet.
May he be an example for our time, as we try to preserve and share the Orthodox faith in an age in which many "will not endure sound doctrine" and have turned "away their ears from the truth." (The day's epistle, page F 27, The People's Anglican Missal).
Books Worth Considering
Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation, Volume I
Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation, Volume 2
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church