Posts made in November, 2017

The Apology of Timothy the Patriarch before the Caliph Mahdi

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The following is the “transcript” from a two day debate that took place in the year 781 between the Catholicos Timothy I, leader of the Christians in Mesopotamia and Persia, and the Caliph Mahdi, the Muslim ruler of these (and other) regions.  Although it is highly unlikely that the transcript records their exchange verbatim, it was nevertheless compiled by Timothy very shortly after the debate took place, and thus very likely represents the gist of what took place.  Below is the complete record of the second day of the debate, and the discussion centers around the Christian...

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INSCRIPTION OF THE NESTORIAN MONUMENT TRANSLATED BY A. WYLIE.

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Tablet Eulogizing the Propagation of the lllustrious Religion in China, With a Preface; Composed by King-Tsing, A Priest of the Syrian Church.    BEHOLD the unchangeably true and invisible, who existed through all eternity without origin; the far-seeing perfect intelligence, whose mysterious existence is everlasting; operating on primordial substance he created the universe, being more excellent than all holy intelligences, inasmuch as he is the source of all that is honorable. This is our eternal true lord God, triune and mysterious in substance. He appointed the cross as the means...

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The three kinds of knowledge according to St. Isaac the Syrian

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