Let no day pass by without reading–at a suitable time–some portion of the sacred lessons, allowing time for meditation. And never cast off the practice of reading the sacred Scriptures; for nothing feeds the soul and enriches the mind as much as those sacred lessons do.
Theonas was Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt ca. 281-300. This quote is from Everett Ferguson, Inheriting Wisdom, Readings for Today from Ancient Christian Writers. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004, page 228.