Translation – Homily 67 of St Severus of Antioch

Translation – Homily 67 of St Severus of Antioch

Text Concerning Mary, Holy Mother of God and Ever Virgin. When I want to focus my attention on the Virgin Mother of God and touch simply on the thoughts that concern her, at the beginning of my steps it seems to me that a voice comes to me from God, and sounds loudly in my […]

Translation – A Presanctified Liturgy of St Severus of Antioch

Translation – A Presanctified Liturgy of St Severus of Antioch

Summary This translation into English is of the introductory article and the text of the Presanctified Anaphora of St Severus of Antioch. It was publsihed in French in 1919, and I have translated it here into English. A Presanctified Liturgy is one in which a chalice of wine is consecrated by a portion of the […]

Translation – A Discourse by St Severus on the Virgin Mary

Translation – A Discourse by St Severus on the Virgin Mary

Notes This is a part of a discourse by St Severus of Antioch about the Virgin Mary. He especially describes the Virgin Mary as Prophet, Apostle and Martyr. This text has been translated from the French translation. I believe it may be the first English translation. The Translator from the Coptic, E. Porcher, says… The […]

Translation – The Apocalypse of Samuel, Abbot of Deir-el-Qalamoun

Translation – The Apocalypse of Samuel, Abbot of Deir-el-Qalamoun

Summary The translator of this text from a 17th century Arabic manuscript notes that it is in two parts, a homily and an apocalypse. He adds… The sermon aims to condemn all relations with others and especially the use of the Arabic language (21-23-25, 28). to give moral prescriptions (fol 25 – 26) which often […]

Translation – Severus of Antioch in Coptic Literature

Translation – Severus of Antioch in Coptic Literature

Summary This text is a translation I have produced of an article by the scholar E. Porcher from the French, published in the Revue de L’Orient Chretien in 1907. I believe this is the first translation into English. Text Patrologia Orientale, edited by Mgr. Graffin and M. Nau, published two Lives of Severus in Syriac, […]

Translation – The Prayer of Saint Langinos

Translation – The Prayer of Saint Langinos

Summary This is an interesting text, preserved in an Ethiopic manuscript. It describes something of the affairs in Egypt at time of the council of Chalcedon when violence was threatened against those who rejected the Tome of Leo. It describes a miracle performed at the prayer of St Langinos. I have translated it into English […]

Translation – The Plerophories – 1-9

Translation – The Plerophories – 1-9

Text The Plerophories That is, the testimonies and revelations that God made to the Saints, concerning the heresy of the two natures and the prevarication that took place in Chalcedon; they were written by one of the disciples of St. Peter the Iberian, namely the priest John of Beth-Rufin, of Antioch, bishop of Maiouma of […]

Translation – The Plerophories – Introduction

Translation – The Plerophories – Introduction

Summary F. Nau, the great French schola, translated the Plerophories into French, which I am translating into English in this series of posts. This is his own introduction. The word Plerophories has the sense of a collection of materials which provide and produce an assurance and certainty in what is believed. In this case, it […]

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p155-p158

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p155-p158

Summary This is the last passage from the first lengthy response which St Severus sent to Julian of Halicarnassus. The main problem with Julian was that he considered only one way of speaking of the human corruption which came about after the sin of Adam. He thought that when the Fathers spoke of such corruption […]