A paper given for the Symposium Syriacum 2004 by Monk Elia Khalifeh on his work. Appeared in Parole de l'Orient 31 (Kaslik, 2006) 423-431.
of all, I want to thank so much Dr Sebastian Brock. Because of him, I
had the great opportunity to continue my studeis and research in Oxford
on this most important project. Also, I would like to thank Fr Smair
Khalil for giving me the opportunity to be among you today.
My paper will consist of a few short words on my project on the Orthodox Chalcedonian Manuscripts in Syriac, Arabic, Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA) and Greek.
1 - The Trilingual Icon
I begin my talk, I want to show a beautiful icon from the very old
Monastery pf the Dormition of the Theotokos in Kaftun, Northern Mount
Lebanon, to summarise how the three languages: Greek, Syriac and Arabic
were used all along in the Orthodox Chalcedonian Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East...
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