Translation – Homily 89 – St Severus of Antioch

Translation – Homily 89 – St Severus of Antioch

On the parable reported in the Holy Gospel of Luke, whose subject is as follows: A man descended from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among brigands. And there is a reproach to those who, as is customary in the middle of the Lent, did not throw pieces of canvas to heal those who are tormented […]

Translation – The Book of Councils – Part 1

Translation – The Book of Councils – Part 1

This is a translation of the French text of the Book of the Councils by Severus, bishop of Aschmounain, of the 10th century. It is found in Patrologia Orientalis Volume 12. I am translating from the French edition of the Arabic text produced by P. Chebli, a Maronite priest, in 1905. Part I Know, blessed […]

Translations – Brief Chapters on the Trinity and the Incarnation

Translations – Brief Chapters on the Trinity and the Incarnation

This is a draft translation of a short work by Abū al-Faḍā’il Ibn al-‘Assāl, one of three brothers and scholars of the Coptic Orthodox Church of the 12th century. This family had produced as many as six generations of scholars and this short theological work on the Holy Trinity and the Incarnation expresses the knowledge […]

Translations – Homily 10 of St Severus of Antioch

Translations – Homily 10 of St Severus of Antioch

1.  Once more it is the feast of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ, and once again it is the restoration of our race. He was born for the first time according to the flesh, and he shared in my manner of birth, that which is without seed and without sin, and the one who […]

Translation – Homily 31 of St Severus of Antioch

Translation – Homily 31 of St Severus of Antioch

On the dedication of the Holy Cross and on the anniversary of the earthquake that took place. If, the elders celebrated the feast of the first dedication for the temple of Jerusalem, that which the wise Solomon built and which the Holy Spirit, speaking through the prophet David, had prefigured, according to the account which […]

Translation – Homily 13 of St Severus of Antioch

Translation – Homily 13 of St Severus of Antioch

On the munificence of the gift of the pious emperor (Anastasius), who had remitted some remaining contributions and taxes from the Public Treasury. 1 Vast and difficult to scrutinize is the depth of the Economy, which the Word of God and the Saviour Jesus Christ manifested with regard to our race by his coming in […]

Translation – Homily 1 of St Severus of Antioch

Translation – Homily 1 of St Severus of Antioch

Of St Severus the Archbishop of Antioch and Patriarch: About himself, from the beginning, how he was promoted and came to the Pontificate and the Apostolic See of the Church of the Antiochians. And that we must confess Christ of two natures, one Lord, one Son, and not two natures after the ineffable union. And […]

The Cathedral Homilies of St Severus of Antioch

This is a list of all the Cathedral Homilies of St Severus, from the Patrologia Orientalis translation of the edition by James of Edessa. It includes a translation of the description of each homily from the edition by James of Edessa. (I will add the P.O. Volume details to each homily in due course). HOMILY […]

Translation – St Severus and the Sinful Nature

Translation – St Severus and the Sinful Nature

Excerpt from St Severus against Julian As for the word of philosophical significance which is pronounced by Job the valiant in these terms: “Who in fact would be pure from defilement? Nobody, not even if he lived only one day on the earth!” It is necessary to know that man is said to have lived […]

Translation – The Plerophories – 11-20

Translation – The Plerophories – 11-20

Text XI. – At the same time, there was yet another demonstration in Jerusalem similar to the previous one, which announced in advance the injustice which was going to be done to God. The great cross, an object of veneration, which for many years had shone and sparkled in the Church of the Ascension, was […]

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