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Six Months in a Syrian Monastery


Being the Record of a Visit to the Head Quarters of the Syrian Church in Mesopotamia with some Account of the Yazidis or Devil Worshippers of Mosul and El Julwah, their Sacred Book


This is an expert description of the Syrian Orthodox Church and all the more important for being practically the only book of its kind, even now. Parry is among the best writers in the genre of ecclesiastical tourism.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-152-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 1,2004
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 0
ISBN: 1-59333-152-5
$102.00

"The Syrian Patriarchate Educational Society was among several little missionary societies that sprang up in England at the end of the nineteenth century to help the Oriental churches with education and clergy training. It was never strong financially and its work was modest. If it is not quite forgotten, it is because of this book, written by the young priest who the Society sent out to eastern Turkey to inspect the work in 1895. Oswald Hutton Parry was then twenty-six years old, and had never written for publication, but his book is an expert description of the Syrian Orthodox Church, and all the more important for being practically the only book of its kind even now. Parry is also among the best writers in the genre of ecclesiastical tourism. (His only other book was The Pilgrim in Jerusalem, illustrated like this one with his own sketches.) Parry was later head of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission (1897-1907) and Bishop of Guiana (1921-36)."--J. F. Coakley, Harvard University Author of The Church of the East and the Church of England (Oxford, 1992)

"The Syrian Patriarchate Educational Society was among several little missionary societies that sprang up in England at the end of the nineteenth century to help the Oriental churches with education and clergy training. It was never strong financially and its work was modest. If it is not quite forgotten, it is because of this book, written by the young priest who the Society sent out to eastern Turkey to inspect the work in 1895. Oswald Hutton Parry was then twenty-six years old, and had never written for publication, but his book is an expert description of the Syrian Orthodox Church, and all the more important for being practically the only book of its kind even now. Parry is also among the best writers in the genre of ecclesiastical tourism. (His only other book was The Pilgrim in Jerusalem, illustrated like this one with his own sketches.) Parry was later head of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission (1897-1907) and Bishop of Guiana (1921-36)."--J. F. Coakley, Harvard University Author of The Church of the East and the Church of England (Oxford, 1992)

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Oswald Parry

  • Through the Syrian Gates
  • From Aleppo to the Euphrates
  • Birejik to Diarbekr
  • Diarbekr
  • Mardin - The Patriarch's Diwan
  • Mardin and the Syrian Inhabitants I
  • Mardin and the Syrian Inhabitants II
  • Mardin and its Moslem Inhabitants
  • Deir el-Za'aferan
  • Life in the Monastery
  • Two Syrian Villages
  • Dara
  • Jebel Tur [Tur Abdin] - The Mountain of the Syrians
  • Bisheri, and Northern Jebel Tur
  • Midhiat, And Dier el-Omar
  • Across the Plain from Mardin to Mosul
  • The Two Cities of the Tigris
  • The Yezidis
  • The Monastery of Sheikh Mattha, and the Syrians of Mosul