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The Harp is the scholarly journal of Syriac, Oriental, and Ecumenical studies published by the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) in Kottayam, India.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-659-4
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: The Harp 24
Publication Date: May 28,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 447
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-659-4
$193.00
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The Harp is the scholarly journal of Syriac, Oriental, and Ecumenical studies published by the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) in Kottayam, India. The Harp publishes articles and book reviews from scholars of Eastern Christianity from around the world. The present volume is a Festschrift for Abraham Kalakudi and contains: “‘Blessed is that Old Age which has Grown Old with Good Deeds: A Neglected Poem attributed to St. Ephrem” by S. P. Brock, “An Introduction to Liturgy of Baptism: Assyrian Church of the East” by P. Varghese, “Moses Bar Kepha: Commentary on Baptism” by B. Varghese, “Prayers and Psalms in the East Syrian Worship” by J. Anto, “Abraham and his Types” by E. Thelly, “Das Kreuz als kosmisches Symbol und christliches Kennzeichen” by J.-P. Deschler, “Apostolic Tradition of the Oriental Churches” by T. Hainthaler, “Armenian Manuscripts of the Commentaries” by V. Hovhanessian, “Vision of Man in Ephrem and Isaac: Ecological Implications” by V. Madathikunnath, and other articles dealing with various issues of Syriac and Eastern Christianity.

The Harp is the scholarly journal of Syriac, Oriental, and Ecumenical studies published by the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) in Kottayam, India. The Harp publishes articles and book reviews from scholars of Eastern Christianity from around the world. The present volume is a Festschrift for Abraham Kalakudi and contains: “‘Blessed is that Old Age which has Grown Old with Good Deeds: A Neglected Poem attributed to St. Ephrem” by S. P. Brock, “An Introduction to Liturgy of Baptism: Assyrian Church of the East” by P. Varghese, “Moses Bar Kepha: Commentary on Baptism” by B. Varghese, “Prayers and Psalms in the East Syrian Worship” by J. Anto, “Abraham and his Types” by E. Thelly, “Das Kreuz als kosmisches Symbol und christliches Kennzeichen” by J.-P. Deschler, “Apostolic Tradition of the Oriental Churches” by T. Hainthaler, “Armenian Manuscripts of the Commentaries” by V. Hovhanessian, “Vision of Man in Ephrem and Isaac: Ecological Implications” by V. Madathikunnath, and other articles dealing with various issues of Syriac and Eastern Christianity.

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Contributor Biography

Baby Varghese

Fr. Baby Varghese is a Professor at the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Rev. Jacob Thekeparampil

Abraham Kalakudi

  • Contents (page 8)
  • Editorial (page 10)
  • REV. FR. ABRAHAM KALAKUDI (page 11)
  • 'BLESSED IS THAT OLD AGE WHICH HAS GROWN OLD WITH GOOD DEEDS': A NEGLECTED POEM ATTRIBUTED TO ST EPHREM. (page 17)
  • AFTER CENTURIES OF SELF-ASSERTION, THE WAY TO MIGRATION: INSTANCES FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SYRIAN CHURCH IN TURKEY (page 33)
  • THE MELKITE CATHOLIC AND ORTHODOX CHURCHES ARE BYZANTINE (page 45)
  • AN INTRODUCTION TO LITURGY OF BAPTISM: ASSYRIAN CHURCH OF THE EAST (page 57)
  • MOSES BAR KEPHA COMMENTARY ON BAPTISM (page 65)
  • CHRISTIAN ETHIOPIA (page 93)
  • THE CATHOLIC CHURCHES OF EASTERN TRADITION AND POPE BENEDICT XVI (page 119)
  • THE ECUMENICAL VISION OF MORAN MOR BASELIOS CYRIL CATHOLICOS (1935-2007) (page 133)
  • PRAYERS OF THE PSALMS IN THE EAST SYRIAN WORSHIP (page 141)
  • HOLODOMOR: FARE MEMORIA DEL GENOCIDIO PER FAME IN UCRAINA NEL 1932-33 (page 159)
  • ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF ISLAM: ACCORDING TO THE STUDIES OF INARAH BY KARL-HEINZ OHLIG ET.AL. (page 163)
  • ABRAHAM AND HIS TYPES (page 189)
  • FOUR APOLOGETIC CHURCH HISTORIES FROM INDIA¹ (page 199)
  • DAS KREUZ ALS KOSMISCHES SYMBOL UND CHRISTLICHES KENNZEICHEN (page 229)
  • THE REFORMED QURBANA OF 1873 (page 263)
  • APOSTOLIC TRADITION OF THE ORIENTAL CHURCHES IN THE LIGHT OF ORIENTALIUM ECCLESIARUM AND UNITATIS REDINTEGRATIO (page 279)
  • CHRISTOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EAST AND WEST SYRIAN TRADITIONS (page 295)
  • ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPTS OF THE COMMENTARIES ON THE LETTERS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL ATTRIBUTED TO SAINT EPHREM THE SYRIAN (page 321)
  • LORD'S PRAYER: CONCERN FOR 'FATHER'S MATTERS' (page 339)
  • THE NEW TEXT OF THE SACRAMENTS IN THE SYRO-MALABAR CHURCH (page 365)
  • IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR BAPTISM IN THE EAST SYRIAN LENT (page 417)
  • RECONSTRUCTING CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTH-WEST IRAQ: REASSESSING HIRA¹ (page 421)
  • VISION OF MAN IN EPHREM AND ISAAC: ECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS (page 435)
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