The first major Christian theologian to write primarily in Latin was Tertullian (155–240): his association with a heretical movement is all that prevents him from being universally considered the first of the "Latin Fathers." Jerome provides a brief summary of his early life: Tertullian the presbyter, now regarded as chief of the Latin writers after ...


I've only heard this is the case in churches that have their patriarch in India. In Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Churches the faithful keep their shoes on. I understand the clergy in Oriental Orthodox churches wear liturgical slippers that do not contain leather.


In the Roman liturgy, the faithful keep their shoes on. However, it can be removed during liturgy as part of a custom, like in the Alliance of the Two Hearts. It is interesting to note as well that people also customarily remove their shoes when going to a perpetual Adoration chapel.

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