Vol. XVII (2004)

01. “Structures” in the Churches of Eastern Tradition: John Madey.

15. The Church and non-Christian Religions in contemporary society: Vincent G. Nyoyoko

29. Image and Word of God: David Lane. 33. Divine Love and revelation in Ephrem: Thomas Koonammakkal

45. Iconography, Church Architecture, Church decoration: A.M. Mathew

49. Translation of the Syriac Prayers (from Bedjan) of the Feast of St. Simon BarSamba’e: Emmanuel Thelly

63. Initiation to Christian Iconography: Abdo Badwi 101. A brief examination of the Eucharist Doctrine in Eastern Orthodoxy (Byzantine Tradition): Victor N. Menon

115. The week of the life-giving passion and the night of the resurrection in the Syro-Malankara Church of Asia: Francis Acharya

131. The Sources of spirituality of the Syro-Malabar Church: Geo Thadikkatt

161. Theodosios of Alexandria and some theological trends of his time (535-566): Dietmar W. Winkler

177. The Harp out of tune: The anti-Judaism/anti-Semitism of St. Ephrem: Karl H. Kuhlmann.

185. The background to some terms in the Syriac Eucharistic Epiclesis: Sebastian P. Brock

197. The Pentateuch – A peep into its formation: O.M. Mathew Oruvattithara

211. Know the place, know the name: Syriac behind the newspapers: D.J. Lane.

217. Book Reviews

(i) Iso Baumer, Von der Unio zur Communio, 75 Jahre Catholica Unio Internationalis (Oekumenische Beihefte zur Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie, Herausgegeben vom Institut für Oekumenische Studien Freiburg Schweiz, 41). Freiburg Schweiz: Universitätsverlag, 2002, 529 pp., Swiss Fr. 65.00, EUR 44.50. – by John Madey.

(ii) Bat Ye’or, Der Niedergang des orientalischen Christentums unter dem Islam. 7-20. Jahrhundert. Gräfelfing, Resch-Verlag, 2002, 482 pp., EUR 35.00- – by John Madey.

(iii) Ysabel de Andia/Peter Leander Hofrichter, Christus bei den Vätern, Forscher aus dem Osten und Westen Europas an den Quellen des gemeinsamen Glaubens (=Pro Oriente, XXVII/Wiener Patristische Tagungen I), Innsbruck-Wien: Tyrolia, 2003, 360 pp., – by John Madey.

(iv) Augustyn Babiak (Ed), Visite de Jean Paul II en Ukraine. Entre espoirs et incertitudes. Actes du colloque du 27 mars 2001 à l’Universitè Catholique de Lyon. Lviv: Vydavnyct’vo oo. Vasylijaniv “Misioep” (m. Zhovkva, L’vivs’koï obl., vyl. Vasylinjan’ka 8, Ukraine), 2001, 111 pp., – by John Madey.

(v) Thomas Bremer (Ed), Religion und Nation. Die Situation der Kirchen in der Ukraine [=Schriften zur Geistesgeschichte des östlichen Europa, 27]. 65174 Wiesbaden (Germany): Harrassowitz Verlag, 2003, 147 pp., EUR 36.00 – by John Madey.

(vi) James H. Kroeger & Peter C. Phan, The Future of the Asian Churches: The Asian Synod & Ecclesia in Asia, Claretian Publications, Quezon City Philippines -2002. – by Fr. Abraham Kalakudi. (vii) Dr. Emmauel Kaniyamparampil, The Spirit of Life, published in 2003, 352 pp., Printed at St. Joseph’s Press Trivandrum, Publishers & Distributers: Oriental Institute of Religious Studies in India (ORISI), PB No. 1, Vadavathoor, Kottayam, Kerala, India. – by Dr. Jacob Thekeparampil.

(viii) Mathew Kizhakearajaiyil, East Syrian Baptismal Theology: A Judeo-Christian Synthesis, Publishers & Distributers: Oriental Institute of Religious Studies in India (ORISI), PB No. 1, Vadavathoor, Kottayam, Kerala, India. – by Fr. John Kudiyiruppil.

227. Personalities: Dr. Mar Aprem, Dr. Geevarghese Panicker, Prof. Sebastian Brock.

239. News:

(i). Chaldean Catholicos-Patriarch passed away.

(ii). Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East (New hierarch for Australia and New Zealand)

(iii). New Malankara Arch-hierarch in North America

(iv). Mor Julios Yeshu Çiçek receives the Aram prize.

(v). St. Ephrem’s college in Rome inaugurated.

(vi). Pope Zakka speaks on preserving the ancient language of Aramaic in a new modern world.

(vii) Cultural History Damascus

249. SEERI Chronicle - 2003