Early History of the Christian Church

Theology And Liturgy Bibliography

THEOLOGY AND LITURGY BIBLIOGRAPHY Abdallah, Alfonso. L’ordinamento Liturgico di Gabriele V-88 Patriarca Copto. Cairo: Ain Shams Press, 1962. ‘Abd al-Masih Salib al-Mas‘udi. Al-Khuulaji al-Muqaddas. Cairo: n.p., 1902. Alcock, Antony. The Life of Saint Samuel of Kalamun by Isaac the Presbyter. London: Aris & Philips, 1983. Allen, Pauline, and C. Datema. “Leontius presbyter of Constantinople.” Byzantina …

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Theonas

THEONAS The sixteenth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (282-300). Theonas was a contemporary of Roman emperors Carus (282-283), Numerianus (283-284), and DIOCLETIAN (284-305). After the death of Patriarch Maximus, it took the faithful some months to find a worthy successor. Finally they elected Theonas, who was the head of the CATECHETICAL SCHOOL OF …

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Heraclas, Saint

HERACLAS, SAINT The thirteenth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (231-247) (feast day: 8 Kiyahk). He studied theology at the CATECHETICAL SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA under ORIGEN, who selected him as his assistant to teach beginning students (Eusebius Historia ecclesiastica 6. 15). When Origen had difficulties with the authorities, Heraclas succeeded him as head of …

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MAXIMUS,  fifteenth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (264-282)

MAXIMUS,  fifteenth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (264-282). Maximus succeeded DIONYSIUS THE GREAT and remained at the head of the Coptic church for eighteen years. He was a contemporary to six Roman emperors, beginning with the relatively mild reign of Gallienus (260-268), followed by Claudius II (268-270), Aurelianus (270-275), Tacitus (275-276), Florianus (276), …

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Ethiopian Heresies And Theological Controversies

ETHIOPIAN HERESIES AND THEOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES Although isolated from the Christian world until the twentieth century, Ethiopia has had knowledge, and even followers, of the major heresies that caused schism and created ecclesiastical minorities in the early history of the Christian church. A letter from the emperor Constantius II (337-361) (Athanasius,1857, cols. 636-37) shows a reasonable …

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Demetrius I

DEMETRIUS I The twelfth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark (189-231). He succeeded JULIAN and was a contemporary of eight Roman emperors, from Commodus (180-192) to Alexander Severus (222-235), through the age of persecutions, which were particularly harsh in the reign of Septimius Severus (193-211). Until the time of Demetrius, the church had been …

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