Category Archives: Patristics

The Greek Version of Stephen of Thebes’ Ascetic Rules

The Rules (ʼΕντολαὶ) of Stephen of Thebes have survived in numerous Greek and Old Slavonic manuscripts. As Father Filotheus Bălan (Petru Vodă Monastery, Romania), with whom I often discuss about Patristics, shows in a forthcoming book, the Rules of Stephen are … Continue reading

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The Gǝʿǝz version of Stephen of Thebes’ Sermo asceticus

My current projects include the editio princeps of the Gǝʿǝz version of Stephen of Thebes’ Sermo asceticus, which is preserved in an unicum, namely EMML 4493, ff. 103r-105r (dated 1528 CE). Stephen is one of the most mysterious Egyptian ascetical … Continue reading

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“I am the King, I am the Son of the King”. Psalm 71:1 (LXX) in the Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (aka Unbekanntes Berliner Evangelium), Coptic Literature and Patristics (Paper Delivered in Honour of Peter Nagel)

On April 26-27 I participated in a symposium organized on the occasion of Peter Nagel’s 75th anniversary. The symposium took place at the Coptic monastery of St. Mary and St. Mauritius in Höxter-Brenkhausen (near Göttingen). There I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Articles available to download. A. Suciu, “A Coptic Fragment from the History of Joseph the Carpenter in the Collection of Duke University Library,” Harvard Theological Review 106:1 (2013) 93-104 (PDF) The History of Joseph the Carpenter (BHO 532–533; CANT 60; … Continue reading

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More Coptic Fragments from an Encomium on the Apostles (Ps-Severian of Gabala, Encomium in XII apostolos)

In this post I drew attention to a Coptic encomium on the twelve apostles, attributed to Severian of Gabala (CPG 4281; clavis coptica 0331). Sever Voicu published, in the journal Apocrypha, an extensive and well-documented article concerning the apocryphal traditions … Continue reading

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J.A. de Aldama – Repertorium pseudochrysostomicum

The Repertorium pseudochrysostomicum, compiled by José Antonio de Aldama, is an invaluable tool for those interested in Patristic studies. The repertory consists of a total of 581 pseudo-Chrysostomic works preserved in Greek, which are arranged alphabetically according to their incipit. … Continue reading

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Roger Pearse on Origen’s Homilies on the Psalms

Over at Roger Pearse’s blog, you can read two interesting posts about the homilies on the Psalms by Origen, which have been recovered recently in a Greek manuscript kept in the Bavarian State Library in Munich. In the first post, … Continue reading

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