You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search
Filters

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Holy Sunday of the Pentecost


Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug


Translation and Introduction by Thomas Kollamparampil
This edition of Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) homily on Pentecost draws a comparison between the Upper Room where the disciples receive the Holy Spirt and the Tower of Babel. The division of the tongues at Babel was a sign that the Good News would be spoken in all tongues. The One who divided the tongues at Babel gave the tongues of fire as well. The volume constitutes a fascicle of The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain the original Syriac text of Jacob's surviving sermons, fully vocalized, alongside an annotated English translation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-937-1
  • *
Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 1,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 58
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-59333-937-1
$31.00
$18.60

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Holy Sunday of the Pentecost. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the Holy Sunday of the Pentecost. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent
Contributor Biography

Thomas Kollamparampil

Thomas Kollamparampil is a member of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), having an M.St. in Syriac studies from the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, U.K. and a Th.D. from the Patristic Institute, Augustinianum, Rome. His specialization is in Syriac Fathers with his doctoral dissertation on Jacob of Serugh. He has also published the English translations of Jacob’s homilies on the dominical feasts, Jacob of Serugh: Select Festal Homilies. His English translations of the metrical homilies of Jacob are already published in the bilingual edition of Jacob of Serugh’s homilies from the Gorgias Press, NJ, USA. He is a professor at the Faculty of Theology, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK), Bangalore, India.

  • Table of Contents (page 7)
  • List of Abbreviations (page 9)
  • Introduction (page 11)
    • Outline (page 11)
    • Summary (page 12)
  • Text and Translation (page 13)
    • Supplication for the Word and Wisdom (page 14)
    • A Merciful Teaching to the Sinful and Rebellious (page 16)
    • The Hidden Mercy and the Chastisement (page 18)
    • The Church-elect in Babel and the Upper Room (page 22)
    • The Gathering in the Upper Room (page 24)
    • The Promise of the Father and the Armour of the Son (page 26)
    • The Ascension of the Son and the Coming of the Spirit (page 28)
    • The Gift of the Tongues of Fire and the Spirit (page 30)
    • The Upper Room, a School and a Treasury of Arms (page 30)
    • Upper Room, the Spiritual Babel (page 32)
    • The Great Feast and the Speech from the Cross (page 34)
    • Equality of the Son and the Father at Babel and Upper Room (page 36)
    • The Single Teaching At Babel and in the Upper Room (page 38)
    • The Son Speaks in the Language of each People (page 42)
    • Babel, a Sign of the Advent of the Son (page 44)
    • Clothing With the Armour of Fire and the Spirit (page 48)
    • The Teaching from the Upper Room (page 50)
  • Bibliography (page 55)
  • Index of Names and Themes (page 57)
  • Index of Biblical References (page 58)
Customers who bought this item also bought

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Partaking of the Holy Mysteries

Translation and Introduction by Amir Harrak
ISBN: 978-1-60724-086-0
This edition of Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) homily on Partaking in the Holy Mysteries is one of Jacob’s memre on the sacraments. In this homily, Jacob is shocked that some of his congregants are leaving the service early, before the eucharist has been celebrated. He emphasizes the importance of the liturgical celebrations for a Christian life in a message still applicable today. The volume constitutes a fascicle of The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain the original Syriac text of Jacob's surviving sermons, fully vocalized, alongside an annotated English translation.
$18.60

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug
Translated by Dana Miller; Edited with Notes and Introduction by Mary T. Hansbury
ISBN: 978-1-61719-660-7
This edition of Mar Jacob of Sarug's (d. 521) homily on Zacchaeus the tax-collector makes the point that Christ’s path goes by those most in need of repentance. Zacchaeus recognizes his shortcomings and is healed by Christ, who then makes Zacchaeus a mirror or sign for all humanity to see. The volume constitutes a fascicle of The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain the original Syriac text of Jacob's surviving sermons, fully vocalized, alongside an annotated English translation.
$19.80

The Masorah of the Former Prophets in the Leningrad Codex (Vol. 3: 1 Samuel)

Vol. 3: 1 Samuel
Series: Texts and Studies 14
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0597-3
This work represents the first time that a major part of the masorah of the great Leningrad Codex, that of the Former Prophets, is being published with an English translation and commentary. Almost nine-thousand notes are transcribed and annotated with biblical references.
$182.00

The Unremembered Dead

The Non-Burial Motif in the Hebrew Bible
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0696-3
The Unremembered Dead examines the motif of non-burial in the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern contexts. Mansen proposes a new typology for analyzing these references, and demonstrates the range of functions that the non-burial motif served as a literary weapon in both biblical and extra-biblical texts.
$72.00