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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Life of Isaiah of Gaza

Anthony Alcock has prepared an English translation of the Syriac Life of Isaiah of Gaza, attributed to Zacharias the Scholastic. You can download the document HERE. Advertisements

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An Ascetic Fragment from Montserrat: Aphorisms of Paul of Tamma and Anoup

In the latest issue of the Journal of Coptic Studies, Sofía Torallas Tovar (University of Chicago) brings to our attention an unidentified Sahidic parchment fragment currently kept in the Montserrat Abbey, situated near Barcelona (P. Monts. Roca inv. no. 735).[1] … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Apophthegmata Patrum (Part 4)

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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 Garshuni Manuscript Oxford, Marsh. 465, fol. 255: An Unknown Text of Stephen of Thebes?

While browsing through Payne Smith’s catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I came upon an interesting reference to an ascetic text attributed to Stephen of Thebes,[1] which seems to be unknown. The short text features in … 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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Abba Isaiah of Scetis: Bibliography 2

The first part of the bibliography here Monk Augoustinos, Tou hosiou patros hemon abba Esaiaou logoi 29 (Jerusalem 1911) John Chryssavgis and P. R. Penkett, eds., Abba Isaiah of Scetis: Ascetic Discourses (CS 150; Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2002)

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