Tag Archives: CHRISTIANS

O AGIOS CHRYSOROAS (blast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/02/19) John of Damascus and the Umayyad Dynasty As was previously mentioned, the Muslim authorities commenced in translating the financial records into Arabic, in Damascus as well as in many of the surrounding states. Yet while doing … Continue reading

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THEIA KOINOONIA FROM SACRED KOINON,COMMUNITY (b)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 9/04/18) I. Clement of Rome’s Letter to the Church at Corinth (c. 96/97). 1. The Corinthian Schism, a Blot on Christian Integrity (1:1-2) This and the succeeding items in this section are in the translation of C. … Continue reading

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O AGIOS CHRYSOROAS (a)

Asad Rustum on St. John of Damascus Now this is a first for me, but David, a loyal reader of this blog and author of the blog Flow of Consciousness, has posted this with the express wishes that I re-post it. What follows is … Continue reading

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THEIA KOINOONIA FROM SACRED KOINON,COMMUNITY (a)

Early Church documents The Foundation,Organization, and Institutionalization of the Christian Church Jesus Christ founded the Church. This assertion cannot be contested. How the fact came to be, however, has frequently been the subject of debate. This process of founding and … Continue reading

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"Prayer without Ceasing"

is necessary for all Christians Let no one think, my brother Christians, that it is the duty only of priests and monks to pray without ceasing, and not of laymen. No, no; it is the duty of all of us … Continue reading

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ΧΡΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ AND the Qur’an (Clas)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  31/05/14) Revelation and HistoryEintönig, mit nur geringfügigen Abwandlungen, würde auf die Bühne  der Geschichte immer wieder dasselbe Stück gespielt (Paret 1957:90-91). [Translation: Monotonous, with only minor variations, the same piece  (drama?) was played again and again on … Continue reading

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CEER-YGMA/SER-MON FOR CRIST’S TRANSFIGURATION

BY Saint Gregory Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica (1296–1359) For an explanation of the present Feast and understanding of its truth, it is necessary for us to turn to the very start of today’s reading from the Gospel: “Now after six … Continue reading

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ADDRESS TO THE HELLEENES

  Introduction [A.D. 110-172.] It was my first intention to make this author a mere appendix to his master, Justin Martyr; for he stands in an equivocal position, as half Father and half heretic. His good seems to have been … Continue reading

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ΧΡΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ AND the Qur’an (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  13/09/13) This view has found expression in some of the creedal statements of  the Islamic community, like Fiqh Akbar II, where it is said in article 29:The report of the ascension is a reality, and whosoever rejects … Continue reading

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GETTING THE POOR DOWN FROM THE CROSS – Christology of Liberation

PLURAL CHRISTOLOGIES Who is Jesus of Nazareth? The response to this question has  always been plural since the  first followers of Jesus. The texts of the New Testament are first witnesses to the foundational pluralism of  Christianity. It is in … Continue reading

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ΧΡΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ AND the Qur’an (A)

Christology in the Qur’an The Quran speaks in a special way about Jesus, his birth his miracles,his ascension. Some scholars have, based on the Quranic sayings about Jesus,drawn the conclusion that the Quran does not deny and sometimes affirms  specifically … Continue reading

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IOPOLIS-IONE-IO THE MEEN-IS(MOON) THEA ,MOTHER OF IO-NES BUT O-NAMED CHRISTIANS TOO

Antioche  sur  l’Oronte   Ruines Romaines d’Antioche                –                  Les principales villes Séleucides Étymologie Antioche sur l’Oronte est appelée : En Anglais Antioch, en Allemand : Antiochia, en Grec:Ἀντιόχεια ἡ ἐπὶ Δάφνῃ, Ἀντιόχεια ἡ ἐπὶ Ὀρόντου Antioche il epi Oróntou … Continue reading

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A Muslim View of the Ascension of Jesus (B-last)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 11/06/11) Similarly when in another verse God says: “They certainly did not kill him, but God raised him up to Himself” (Qur’an 5:157-158). He is rejecting the claim of the Jews that “We have killed the Messiah, … Continue reading

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A Muslim View of the Ascension of Jesus (A)

“PIVOTAL QUOTE”According to the beliefs of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamaa’ah , Jesus, peace be upon him, was raised to heaven alive, and his return to earth will be one of the signs that the Day of Judgment is approaching. … Continue reading

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St. John of Damascus’s Critique of Islam AS A CHRISTIANIC HERESY

The following passage is from Saint John’s monumental work, the Fount of Knowledge, part two entitled Heresies in Epitome: How They Began and Whence They Drew Their Origin. It is usually just cited as Heresies. The translator’s introduction points out … Continue reading

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