Posts made in February, 2013

Inculturation Through the Ages IIIB: The Syrian Mission to China

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Library | Comments Off on Inculturation Through the Ages IIIB: The Syrian Mission to China

Inculturation Through the Ages IIIB: The Syrian Mission to China Let us praise the Dharma: Dharma King John, Dharma King Luke Dharma King Mark, Dharma King Matthew Dharma King Moses, Dharma King David, Dharma King of Easter, Dharma King Paul Dharma King of the Thousand Peacock Eyes Dharma King Simeon, Dharma King Mar Sergius, Dharma King George, Dharma King Mar Barsauma, Dharma King Simon, and the Twenty Four – Dharma King Henana, Dharma King Hosea Dharma King Michael, Dharma King Silas Dharma King Gur, Dharma King Announcing Teachings – John. Martin Palmer, The Jesus Sutras. (New...

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A HOMILY of MAR JACOB of SERÛGH ON THE RECEPTION OF THE HOLY MYSTERIES By DOM HUGH CONNOLLY, O.S.B.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on A HOMILY of MAR JACOB of SERÛGH ON THE RECEPTION OF THE HOLY MYSTERIES By DOM HUGH CONNOLLY, O.S.B.

JACOB, the “gentle and studious” Bishop of Batnan, chief city of Serûgh, a district which lay a little to the east of the river Euphrates, and south-west of Edessa, was born at the village of Kurtam on the Euphrates in the year 451 a.d. He was for many years periodeutes, or visitor, of his district, and was made bishop only late in life (A.D. 519). He died on November 29, 521 1. Jacob was a Monophysite; but he seldom alludes to the great controversy of his day. So little are his writings tainted with the heresy of Eutyches that, like those of his Nestorian contemporary Narsai,...

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Assyrian Legacy (Video) – 2

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Library, Videos | Comments Off on Assyrian Legacy (Video) – 2

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Assyrian Legacy (Video) – 1

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Library, Videos | Comments Off on Assyrian Legacy (Video) – 1

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The Origin and Early Development of the European Approach to Music

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Library | Comments Off on The Origin and Early Development of the European Approach to Music

The origins of Christian music are but superficially known. Much data has been gathered by historians and musicologists, but the singular error, as Egon Wellez wrote, has been “to treat all happenings in the world from a European view-point.” This has been a trait of European historical writing, and it has distorted the European sense of historical perspective, forbidding the West to enquire deeply and intelligently into the music of Asia Minor and of the Orient in general. The result is that textbooks of musical history still give credence to the fallacious theory that...

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