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Maronites and the Anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great – Fadi BARUDI

Posted by on Apr 11, 2022 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Maronites and the Anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great – Fadi BARUDI

The maphrian Grigorios Ibn-al’Ibri (Barhebraeus-13th c.) is the author ofa book entitled “Manarat al-Aqdaas”. The same title was given to a book by the Maronite patriarch and historian Istifan ad-Duwayhi (17th c.) which implies that he was inspired by the title used by his predecessor. However, what concerns us in ad- Duwayhi’s book here is the part in which the historian refers to the anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great and which was used among other Syriac anaphorae current in the liturgy of the Maronite Church. In his description of the word anaphora, the number...

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The Aramaic Literature THE SENTENCES OF THE SYRIAC MENANDER * (Third Century A. D.) by T. BAARDA

Posted by on Dec 10, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on The Aramaic Literature THE SENTENCES OF THE SYRIAC MENANDER * (Third Century A. D.) by T. BAARDA

“Menander the Sage said: …” These words introduce a collection of wisdom sayings written in the Syriac language. The purpose of the author in drawing up this anthology of maxims was to show his readers how they could best live in a world in which good and evil, misfortune and fortune are mingled in an unpredictable way. Passing through a world of this nature, people need to be provided with direction, and the author gives such guidance by means of various counsels. The work is often designated a florilegium, and this seems to be a fairly good name for the collection,...

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Science of the Babylonia era

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Science of the Babylonia era

ASTRONOMY Among the sciences, astronomy and astrology occupied a conspicuous place in Babylonian society. Astronomy was of old standing in Babylonia, and the standard work on the subject, written from an astrological point of view, later translated into Greek by Berossus, was believed to date from the age of Sargon of Akkad. The zodiac was a Babylonian invention of great antiquity and eclipses of the sun and moon could be foretold. There are dozens of cuneiform records of original Mesopotamian eclipse observations (see Wikipedia`s `Chronology of Babylonia and Assyria`). Observatories were...

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THE ARAB PERIOD – De Lacy O’lery

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on THE ARAB PERIOD – De Lacy O’lery

Islam in its earlier form was entirely an Arab religion. The temporal side of the Prophet Muhammad’s mission shows him engaged in an effort to unite the tribes of the Hijaz in a fraternal union, to limit the custom of the razzia (ghazza) or marauding foray, and to form an orderly community. These temporal aims were due to the influence of Madina on the Prophet and to the conviction that it was only in such a community that his religious teaching could obtain a serious attention. In Mecca he had been faced with constant opposition chiefly due to the tribal jealousies and strife which...

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مدارس السريان ومشاهير جهابذتهم في العصر الذهبي – فيليب الطرزي

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on مدارس السريان ومشاهير جهابذتهم في العصر الذهبي – فيليب الطرزي

مدارس السريان  ومشاهير جهابذتهم في العصر الذهبي   تعدّ الامة الآرامية السريانية بين الأمم الراقية ذات التاريخ المجيد في العصور الغابرة. ذهب رهط من أهل البحث الى أن السريان هم الذين استنبطوا الكتابة . لأن بلاد الفينيقيين الذين علّموا الكتابة لليونان ليست الا بقعة صغيرة من بلاد السريان أشهر مدنها صور وصيدا وبيروت وجبيل....

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تاريخ طـور عابدين – البطريرك أفرام برصوم – ترجمه الى العربية تلميذه غريغوريوس بولس بهنام – 3/ 2

Posted by on May 22, 2021 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on تاريخ طـور عابدين – البطريرك أفرام برصوم – ترجمه الى العربية تلميذه غريغوريوس بولس بهنام – 3/ 2

الفصل الثاني عشر الى الفصل الثامن عشر أحاديث المؤرخين الكنسيين في دير قرتمين– أخباد متفرقة عن طور عابدين-الفصل الخامس عشر – الكتابات السريانية القديمة في طور عابدين- انشقاق طور عابدين عن الكرسي الرسولي- ابرشيات طور عابدين- العلماء والمؤلفون الذين تأدبوا في طور عابدين الفصل الثاني عشر – أحاديث المؤرخين الكنسيين في دير...

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