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09. The development of Syriac Lectionary systems: K.D. Jenner

25. Co-existence and discussion between Nestorian Christians and Shamanistic Mangolians – A model with future? : Martin Tamcke

39. A Canticle of Advices of Saint Ephrem: P.K. Varghese

45. The importance and potential of SEERI in an international context: Dr. Sebastian Brock.

51. Timothy and his concern for the school of Bašōš: Harald Suermann 59. Malayalam Karshon: Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar.

65. A brief history of the Syriac study centres in Kerala: Baby Varghese

71. The Semitic dimension of Christian tradition: Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar

77. Felicitation to SEERI as autonomous Institution: Alain Desreumaux

81. Introducing Fr. François Graffin S.J. : Jacob Thekkeparampil

83. Reply: Gunther Claas 85. The Rite of Notification and Acceptance of the Episcopal Election in the Melkite Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch: John Madey.

91. Welcome Speech: H.E. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos.

95. Postgraduate degree in Syriac in India: V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai.

99. Vestiges of early Syriac presence in Kerala: Alain Desreumaux, F.B. Chatonnet.

103. 3rd Syriac Consultation: Mar Aprem Metropolitan.

109. News.

(i).Election of Archbishop Aram Keshishian as Catholicos of Cilicia

(ii). A new venture: Coptic Orthodox Bishop for Germany ordained.

111. In memoriam: Mar Athanasius Yeshue Samuel (1907-1995) 117. SEERI Chronicle -1996

122. Book Reviews

(i) Papst Johannes Paul II, Für die Einheit der Christen: Enzyklika Ut Unum sint= Dass sie eins seien = Uber den Einsatz für die Okumene. Kommentar von Remigius Baumer. Stein am Rhein (Swtizerland): Chritiana-Verlag, 1995, 88pp., DM 9.80 or Swiss Fr. 9.00 – by John Madey.

(ii) Daniel Z. Awike, L’Ordination épiscopale dans l’Eglise Melkite. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1994, 48 pp., 15000 Lit. – by John Madey.

(iii) Albert Gerhards/Heinzgerd Brakmann (Eds), Die koptische Kirche: Einführung in das ägyptische Christentum [= Urban-Taschenburch Band 451]. Stuttgard Belin Köhlhammer, 1994, 240 pp., DM/SFe. 29.80– by John Madey.

(iv) Les Liturgies Syriaques. Actes du Colloque I, Antelias (Lebanon): Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Pastorales [B.P. 324], 1993, 320 pp., - Le Genie de la Messe Syriaque: Patrimoine Syriaque-Actes du Colloque II, ibid, 1994, 272 pp., – by John Madey.

(v) Paul Pallath [Ed]: Church and Its Most Basic Element. Rome: Herder International Book Centre, 1995, VIIII + 212 pp., n.p.– by John Madey.

(vi) Joseph Chalassery: The Holy Spirit and Christian Initiation in the East Syrian Tradition. Rome: Mar Thoma Yogam (St. Thomas Christian Fellowship), 1995, 250 pp., n.p. – Pauly Maniyattu: Heaven on Earth: The Theology of Liturgical Spacetime in the East Syrian Qurbana. Mar Thoma Yogam (St. Thomas Christian Fellowship), 369 pp., n.p. – by John Madey.

(vii) Wilhelm Schneider-Walter Berschin (Eds), Ab Oriente et Occidente (Mt. 8, 14): Kirche aus Ost und West. Gedenkschrift fur Wihelm Nyssen. 86941 St. Ottilien, Germany: EOS Varlag Erzabtei St. Ottilien, 1996, 618 pp., Cloth DM 95.00 – by John Madey.

(viii) Todor Sabev, The Orthodox Churches in the World Council of Churches: Towards the Future, Geneva: WCC Publications/Bialystok, Poland: Syndesmos, 1996, 100 pp., Sfr. 15.00, US $ 12.50, £ 7.95. – by John Madey.

(ix) Johann-Adam-Mohler-Institut (Ed), Kleine Konfessionskunde (= Konfessionskundliche Scriften des Johann-Adam- Möhler-Instituts, 19). Paderborn: Bonifatius, 1996, 331 pp., DM 36.80 – by J M. Pierre.

(x) Archimandrite Cherubim, Contemporary Ascetics of Mount Athos, St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood Press, Volume I (1990), vol. II (1992), together 721 pp., many illustrations - by Gabriel Bunge.

(xi) Fr. Daniel Rogich, Serbian Patericon: Saints of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Vol. I, St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, St. Paisius Abbey Press, Platina, California, 1994, 331 pp., illustrated - by Gabriel Bunge.

(xii) Little Russian Philokalia Vol. IV: St. Paisius Velichkovsky, New Valaam Monastery, Alaska: St. Herman Press, St. Paisius Abbey Press, Platina, California, 1994, 151 pp., illustrated - by Gabriel Bunge.

(xiii) Schema-Monk Metrophanes, Blessed Paisius-Velichkovsky: The Main Behind the Philokalia. The Life…., Transalated by Fr. Seraphim Rose, St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, St. Paisius Abbey Press, Platina, California, 1994, 290 pp., illustrated (reprint of the first, hand-set, printing of 1976) - by Gabriel Bunge.

(xiv) “Nicht von dieser Welt” Zum Leben und Lehren des Mönches Seraphim Rose Von Gabriel Bunge- by Eremo S. Croce.

(xv) Chacko Aerath O.I.C, Liturgy and Ethos, A Studey based on the Malankara Liturgy of Marriage, Mar Thoma Yogam (St. Thomas Christian Fellowship), Rome 1995, by Geevarghese Panicker. (xvi) A. Alpago Novelo, V. Beridze, J. Lafontaine-Dosogne and others. Art and Architecture in Medieval Georgia, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1980, 521 pp., with number of plates - by J. P.M. Van der Ploeg.

(xvii) Pauline Donceel-voute, Les pavements des églises Byzantines de Syrie et du Liban. Décor, archéologie et liturgie, 1988 Louvain-la-Neuve, Collége Erasme, 585 pp., - by J. P.M. Van der Ploeg.

(xviii) Thomas Kollamparampil CMI, Jacob of Serugh Select Festal Homilies, Centre for Indian and Inter religious studies (CIIS), Rome, and Dharmaram Publications (DP), Bangalore, pp.414.


Vol. X, No. 3 (1997)


07. Tertio millenio adveniente Christianity and the non Christian Religions: Morten Mobjerg

19. Interpreter of the Acts of God and Humans: George Warda, Historian and Theologian of the 13th century: David Bundy.

38. Miaphysitism: A New Term for use in the History of Dogma and in Ecumenical Theology: Dietmar W. Winkler.

41. Teachers and Pupils: The lasting importance of Canon 3 of the Synod of Seleucia – Ctesiphon of the year 585-586* : Martin Tamcke.

45. “A Note on Ephraem the Syrian and “The Poison of the Greeks” in Hymns on Fatih 2” : Paul S. Russell.

55. The Greek and the Latin traditions regarding the procession of the Holy Spirit: Council for promoting Christian Unity, Rome.

69. The Fifth Regional Symposium of Pro Oriente: John Madey.

77. SEERI Chronicle: November - December 1997.

78. Book Reviews

(i) J. F. Coakley & K. Parry (Eds), The Church of the East: Life and Thought {= Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library, vol. 78, no.3], Manchester, Autumn 1996, 198 pp., n. p. - by John Madey.

(ii) Reinhard Thole, Orthodoxe Kirchen in Deutschland, Mit 32 Abbildungen [= Bensheimer Hefte 85], 64602 Bensheim: Konfessions-kundliches Institut des Evangelischen Bundes (Postfach 1255), 1997, 111 pp., n.p. - by John Madey.

(iii) National Conference of Catholic Bishops / Standing conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches: Oriental-Orthodox-Roman Catholic Interchurch Marriages and Other Pastoral Relationships, Washington, D.C., United States Catholic Conference, 3211 Fourth Street NE, Washington DC., 20017-1194, USA. - by John Madey.

(iv) Syriac Dialogue: Second non-official Consultation on Dialogue within the Syriac Tradition , Edited on behalf of the Foundation Pro Oriente by Alfred Stirnemann/Gerhard Wilflinger, Vienna: Pro-Oriente, 1996, 236 pp., (Hofburg, Marschallstiege II, A-1010 Vienna, Austria) - by John Madey.

(v) Wilhelm Nyssen/ Hans-Joachim Schulz/Paul Wiertz (Eds), Handbuch der Ostkirchenjunde. Band III, Bearbeite von Martin Petzolt, Dusseldorf: Patmos Verlag, 1997, 315 pp., DM 54.80. - by John Madey.

(vi) Hamilcar S. Aliviszatos: Die Oikonomia: Die Oikonomia nach dem kanonischen Recht der Orthodoxen Kirche. Herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung von Andéa Belliger. Frankfurt (Leerbachstr. 42, 60322 Frankfurt/Germany): Otto Lembeck , 1998, 150 pp., DM 44.00/AUS 321/Sfr. 41.00. - by John Madey.

(vii) Fr. Robert Matheus, Palestine in Jesus’s Time p. 512 (ORISI), Kottayam, 1998, Rs. 200/- ($ 20). By Fr. John Kudiuiruppil 89. News