Lectionaries Old and New

Lectionaries are wondrous things. The way that various sections of text are interwoven with others realize in their combination an effect on the hearer that the individual elements would not otherwise exert. The skilful literacy, thoughtfulness, and prayerful attention invested in their creation and elaboration is clear in this effect. I came to begin collectingContinue reading “Lectionaries Old and New”

Saint Isaac the Syrian Resources

It was mentioned by Kristian Heal on the Hugoye Syriac Studies list today that the fathers at Holy Transfiguration Monastery, just a hop, skip, and a jump from where I am writing this, have put together a website with a number of resources related to their two editions of the Ascetical Homilies of Saint IsaacContinue reading “Saint Isaac the Syrian Resources”

Music to Study New Testament Greek By

So, I’m doing a bit of studying for a New Testament Greek test while listening to the classic Stan Getz album, The Girl From Ipanema. Thanks to iTunes Match on my iPad! Very nice! Also on tonight have been Depeche Mode, Violator; Hamza el Din, Eclipse; Djivan Gasparyan, Moon Shines at Night, and some otherContinue reading “Music to Study New Testament Greek By”

More Popular Patristics Series titles

In some earlier posts (part one, part two, part three) I provided a list of the volumes of the Popular Patristics Series published by Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press, indicating the contents and the source of the texts translated for each volume. Several more volumes have since appeared, and are described here. 43. Works On theContinue reading “More Popular Patristics Series titles”

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, Revised Second Edition

I have mentioned before the works of Saint Isaac the Syrian, with a special focus on those appearing in English, and in particular the first edition of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery publication of Dana Miller’s translation, The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian. The first edition was long out of print, with copies goingContinue reading “The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, Revised Second Edition”