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 […]

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p133-p153

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p133-p153

Summary In this very interesting passage from the work of St Severus, he wants to express several important points. These are: The human nature does not become mixed with sin as a natural element and we are to avoid saying that the human nature is “in sin”. It is necessary to understand that the Scriptures […]

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p131

Translation – Writings Against Julian – p131

Translation from the work of St Severus of Antioch by Father Peter Farrington Why then, when the Doctors call the most holy body of our Lord, God and Saviour, Christ, corruptible before the resurrection, in that it is mortal and suffers like us and is subject to the irreproachable passions, does your Holiness turn the […]

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p128

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p128

Translation of St Severus of Antioch by Father Peter Farrington It is not, indeed, to challenge the consubstantiality with passions like ours, that Christ God and our Saviour was born according to the flesh of the Holy Spirit and of Mary, ever Virgin. Nor is it condemning as a corruption and a stain resulting from […]

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p24

Translation – The Writings against Julian – p24

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington It depended on his own free will, to sin, I say, and not to sin. It was in this way that he was deprived of the grace of immortality, by disturbing with the shadow of sin the image of the divine likeness, by virtue […]

Translation – The Writings against Julian – Vol 1 p23

Translation – The Writings against Julian – Vol 1 p23

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington Who does not know that all of these eminent Teachers have said, following the Divine Scriptures, that the Son and Word of God, who is before the ages, at the end of time, was incarnated and made man of the Holy Spirit and of […]

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 24

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 24

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington You are not charged with saying that the Word is not consubstantial with us, but because you refuse to accept that the Only-Begotten Word of God, who was incarnate and made perfect man, suffered as we did, because he had hypostatically united to himself […]

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 27

Translation – Adversus Apologiam Juliani – Chapter 27

Translation from the work of St Severus by Father Peter Farrington You are still bearing this anathema against yourself! Indeed, in this libel introduced into the debate, you have said in your own words that the divine Scripture does not admit a distinction between corruption and corruption, and you impudently demonstrate by this that you […]