The Church of the
East began during the missionary activity which took place in the Apostolic
of Mopsuestia, Commentary on the Lord's Prayer, Baptism and the Eucharist
It is the habit of men to wrap the newborn babes in
swaddling clothes so that a freshly constituted and still soft body may not
receive any injury, but that it should remain firm in its composition. They
first stretch and place them restfully in swaddling clothes, and then bring to
them a natural food that is fitting and suitable to them. In this same way we
have also tightly...
Demonstration 7 - On Penitents
Aphrahat the persian
Of all those who are begotten, who have put on a body,
there is only One innocent, that is our Lord Jesus Christ; just as He bore
witness concerning Himself, for He said: "I have overcome the world" (S. John
16: 33). And the prophet also bore...
Letter 51 from book (The Letters of John of Dalyatha)
Translatet by Mary Hansbury
A brother told me: "Indeed when the remembrance of
Paradise lifted up my soul to observe it, in the vision my soul became like Adam
and was amazed. And again from there my soul was led...
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