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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): 978-1-61143-660-0
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: The Harp 25
Publication Date: Sep 7,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 467
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-660-0
$221.00
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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 contains: “A Syriac Poem” by S. P. Brock, “A Syriac Inscription in England” by P. Tovey, “The Nature and Features of Eastern Mysticism” by G. Chediath, “The Apostle Thomas in Georgian Narratives” by S. Vashalomidze, “The Acts of Mar Mari” by T. Mannooramparampil, “A Syriac Magic Bowl” by G. Abousamra, “Ephrem’s Augustus and Jesus” by T. Koonammakkel, “Syriac Christology in Phil. 2:6-7” by S. Plathottathil, 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 contains: “A Syriac Poem” by S. P. Brock, “A Syriac Inscription in England” by P. Tovey, “The Nature and Features of Eastern Mysticism” by G. Chediath, “The Apostle Thomas in Georgian Narratives” by S. Vashalomidze, “The Acts of Mar Mari” by T. Mannooramparampil, “A Syriac Magic Bowl” by G. Abousamra, “Ephrem’s Augustus and Jesus” by T. Koonammakkel, “Syriac Christology in Phil. 2:6-7” by S. Plathottathil, 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 7)
  • Editorial (page 11)
  • A Syriac Poem In Honour of Seeri's 25th Anniversary (page 17)
    • St. Epherm: A Garland of Prayer Songs (page 18)
  • Sebastian Brock, "SEERI: A Quarter Century" (page 19)
    • Teaching (page 20)
    • Publications (page 22)
    • Conferences (page 23)
    • International co-operation (page 24)
    • How has SEERI achieved all this? (page 25)
    • What is the continuing importance of SEERI? (page 28)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland Of Prayer Songs (page 32)
  • Phillip Tovey, A Syriac Inscription In England (page 33)
    • Further Information is also known about Barates: (page 35)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland Of Prayer Songs (page 36)
  • D. Babu Paul, "Christian Contribution to Twentieth Century Keralam" (page 37)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland of Prayer Songs (page 48)
  • Placid Podipara, "The Syro Malabarians And Their Rite" (page 49)
    • Prior to the Sixteenth Century (page 50)
    • The Sixteenth Century (page 52)
    • The Seventeenth Century (page 55)
    • The Eighteenth century (page 57)
    • The Nineteenth Century (page 58)
    • The Twentieth Century (page 60)
    • Restoration of the rite (page 64)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland Of Prayers Songs (page 66)
  • Martin Tamcke, "The Beginnings Of The Lutheran-Nestorian Movement" (page 67)
  • Augustun Babiak, "Monachisme Et cecumenisme Selon Andre Cheptytsky" (page 75)
  • Geevarghese Chediath, "The Nature And Features Of Eastern Mysticism" (page 89)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland of Prayer Songs (page 94)
  • Sophia Vashalomidze, "The Apostle Thomas In Georgian Narratives" (page 95)
    • Introduction (page 95)
    • Georgian Sources on Saint Thomas (page 96)
    • General Excursus to the Acts of Thomas (page 99)
    • The Georgian Martyrdom of Saint Thomas (page 100)
    • Summary and Look Ahead (page 105)
    • Bibliography (page 106)
    • Appendix: The Georgian Martyrdom of Saint Thomas (page 113)
  • Thomas Mannooramparampil, "Acts of Mar Mari" (page 153)
    • The Content of the Book (page 153)
    • Literary Work (page 155)
    • Manuscripts (page 156)
    • Translation (page 156)
    • Date of the Acts (page 156)
    • Anonymous Author (page 158)
    • A. Teaching of Addai (page 159)
    • B. Eusebius of Caesarea (page 160)
    • The Bible (page 160)
    • C. Mesopotamian Heritage (page 160)
    • D. Other Sources (page 161)
    • Relation with other works (page 162)
    • Healing and Baptism (page 162)
    • The Basic Content of Preaching (page 163)
    • From the teaching of Addai (page 163)
    • From the teaching of Mar Mari (page 164)
      • a. Faith in one God (page 164)
      • b. Strong faith in Christ, the second person of the Holy Trinity (page 164)
      • c . Belief in the Holy Spirit (page 165)
      • d. Faith in the Holy Trinity (page 165)
      • e. Baptism (page 166)
      • f. Eucharist (page 166)
      • g. Practical directives (page 166)
    • Indebted to two Works (page 167)
    • Ignoring the aim (page 167)
    • Historicity in Question (page 168)
    • Role of Mar Mari questioned (page 168)
    • Mar Mari the Apostle of the Church of the East (page 169)
  • Josef Onder, "Das monchtum der syrisch-orthodoxen kirche von antiochien in der gegenwart" (page 171)
    • Eindghrung (page 171)
    • 1.1 Der weg zum monch und das Leben als Moach - am Beispiel des Turabdin22 (page 177)
    • 2. Das monchtum in syrien am Beispiel Ma'arrat Saydnaya27 (page 180)
    • 3. Das Monchtun in Indien (page 181)
    • 4. Das Monchtum in der westichen Diaspora - aufgezeigt am Beispie der ehemaigen Diozese Milteeuropa34 (page 183)
    • Zusammonfassung (page 186)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland of Prayers Songs (page 188)
  • Ugo Zanetti, "Languages In Ethiopia and in the Horn of Africa" (page 189)
    • A short bibiography in English (page 197)
  • Gaby Abousamra, "A Syriac Magic Bowl" (page 201)
    • Descrription of the Bowl and the Inscription (page 202)
    • Paeographic remarks (page 202)
    • Text and Transation (page 203)
    • Division of the Text (page 205)
    • I-Line 1 (page 205)
    • II- Line 2 (page 206)
    • III- The content: 3-19 (page 206)
    • IV-Line 20 (page 213)
    • Conclusion (page 213)
    • Bibiography (page 214)
  • B. Varghese, "Structures of the Sacramental Celebrations: Syriac Tradition" (page 217)
    • Structure of the Eucharist: West Syriac Tredition (page 220)
    • Development of the Structure of the Eucharistic Celebration (page 224)
    • Structure of the Syrian Orthodox Baptismal Liturgy (page 227)
    • Structure of the East Syrian Baptismal Liturgy (page 228)
    • Structure of the Eurcharist and other Sacramental Celebrations (page 233)
    • Consecration of the Myron (Syrian Orthodox) (page 238)
    • First service (page 238)
    • Second service (page 238)
    • Baptism and the Consecration of the Church (page 240)
    • Consecration of the Church (page 240)
    • Other Syriac Traditions (page 242)
    • Conclusion (page 243)
  • Susan K. Roll, "Notes on the Ritual Dynamics of the Syro-Malankara Holy Quarbana" (page 245)
    • The Mystagogical Method of Studying Liturgy (page 246)
    • To conclude (page 253)
  • Emmanuel Thelly, "Prayers of the Nativity of our Lord in the Syro-Chadean Breviary" (page 255)
  • Jincy O U, "The Commemoration of Blessed Marth Maryam, in the Church of the East" (page 289)
    • Introduction (page 289)
    • 1. Comparison between tcr 27 and Darmo (1961-2) (page 290)
      • (a) Common Elements (page 290)
      • (b) Different Elements (page 291)
    • 2. Principal Theological Themes in the Prayers of the Commemoration of Mary (page 292)
      • 2.1 The Divine Motherhood of Mary (page 293)
        • New Heaven (page 294)
        • Castle King (page 295)
        • Temple and Temple of God (page 295)
      • 2.2 Virginity of Mary (page 296)
      • 2.3 Mary's Virginity, the fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecy (page 300)
      • 2.4 Mary's Role in the Redemption (page 301)
      • 2.5 Mary and the Church (page 302)
      • Conclusion (page 305)
      • St. Ephrem: A Garland of Prayer Songs (page 306)
  • Thomas Koonammakkal, "Ephrem's (Hymns on The Nativity 18:1-3) Augustus And Jesus" (page 307)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland Of Prayer Songs (page 314)
  • Saju K. Mathai, "Syriac Grammer In St. Jacob's Metre" (page 315)
    • Further form (page 316)
    • Present Form-Masculine Gender (page 318)
    • Present From-Feminine Gender (page 320)
    • Past form (page 322)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland Of Prayer Songs (page 326)
  • Stephen Plathottathil, "Syriac Christology In Phil. 2:6-7" (page 327)
    • Sareq (page 327)
    • Estakam (page 330)
    • Makek & related terms (page 331)
    • Nsab (page 334)
    • Z'ar (page 337)
    • Rken, Arken (page 340)
    • Tonuto, Metnah (page 345)
    • Conclusion (page 347)
  • Babu Paul, "Syrian Christian Spirituality: An Introductory Search" (page 349)
  • Seeri One-Day Seminars (page 359)
    • I. Why I Took Up Syriac Studies? (page 359)
    • II. The Assyrian Minority in Present-day Georgla (page 363)
      • The Assyrians in Present-day Georgia (page 365)
      • Assyrian Demography and Settlement Centres in Georgia (page 366)
      • Dzvell Kanda (Mtskhets District) (page 370)
      • Other Assyrian Settlement Centers (page 370)
      • Different Situations of Assyrians in Georgia (page 371)
      • Integration, participation and medium use (page 372)
      • Institutional Guaranties by Obtaining Minority Status (page 376)
      • Democratic Development in Georgia (page 380)
      • Conclusion (page 381)
    • III. Saint Ephrem the Syrian in Georgian Narratives (page 383)
      • Life and Work of Saint Ephren the syrian (page 385)
      • Saint Ephrem's Writings (page 387)
      • Georgian Sources on Saint Ephrem the Syrian (page 388)
      • Summary (page 391)
    • IV. The Mission of St. Paul-His Travels and Troubles (page 393)
      • Introduction: Saul and Paul (page 393)
      • Pictures of places and persons (page 393)
      • Conclusion: Preacher and Teacher (page 397)
    • Appendix: Tables, Maps and Pictures (page 397)
      • Table of St. Paul's life and work (page 398)
      • (Synopsis of his travels and letters) (page 399)
  • Book Review (page 419)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland of Prayers Songs (page 434)
  • In Memoriam (page 435)
    • St. Ephrem: A Garland of prayers Songs (page 438)
  • News (page 439)
  • Seeri Chronicle: 2008-2009 (page 463)
  • Seeri - List of Publications (page 465)
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