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Selected Letters of Severus of Antioch By Peter Farrington
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This collection of selected letters of Severus, Patriarch of Antioch, between 512 and 518, and perhaps the greatest theologian of the Oriental Orthodox communion, are presented here to promote the... More > mutual understanding of all Orthodox Christians and to further the efforts towards reconciliation between the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.< Less
The Lausiac History of Palladius By Peter Farrington
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Palladius was a monk from Galatia, who spent many years in the Egyptian deserts compiling the history of Christian monasticism. He went to Egypt in A.D. 388, spending three years around Alexandria... More > visiting the countless hermitages. He went inland to the Nitrian Desert where he stayed for another three years. As the settlement at Nitria continued to grow, some of the more serious ascetics found they needed more solitude and moved nine miles away into a desolate area of the desert later called Cellia. Palladius spent nine years with the Orthodox hermits there and recorded many stories about them. This volume is of inestimable value since it is an eye-witness account of the desert monastic life and spirituality of the 4th century.< Less

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