CHURCH FATHERS (8): Fake writings, and genuine chronicles

What are apocryphal writings? When we read the Gospels, we notice that they hardly give detailed descriptions of anything, not even the most important events in the life of our Lord. So, what some devout and imaginative Christians did was to try to supply more detail. They invented legends around the real stories in order to arouse piety. Besides these, we will also have a look at chronicles of martyrs.