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ACHAIA

ACHAIA Achaia (Ἀχαΐα) was, in the classical period, merely a strip of fertile coast-land stretching along the south of the Gulf of Corinth, from the river Larisus, which separated it from Elis, to the Sythas, which divided it from Sicyonia, while the higher mountains of Arcadia bounded it on the south. Its whole length was …

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Hilarion, Saint

HILARION, SAINT A fourth-century monk of Palestine (feast day: 24 Baramhat). Almost our only source of information about Saint Hilarion is the Vita Hilarionis written in Latin by Saint JEROME shortly after 390, in Bethlehem. This is a narrative of a fairly romantic character, the historical value of which has often been contested. He was …

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Hexapla And Tetrapla

HEXAPLA AND TETRAPLA Two editions of the Old Testament by ORIGEN. The Bible was the centre of Origen’s religion, and no church father lived more in it than he did. The foundation, however, of all study of the Bible was the establishment of an accurate text. Fairly early in his career (c. 220) Origen was …

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Acacian Schism

ACACIAN SCHISM, rupture of communion between Rome and Constantinople in the period 484-519. Behind the dispute between the two sees lay issues concerning the relations of both with Alexandria and diverging attitudes toward the Council of CHALCEDON. The death of TIMOTHY II AELURUS (“the Cat”), the anti-Chalcedonian patriarch of Alexandria, failed to end the schism …

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