Elia Khalifeh on his international search for the widely-scattered
Antiochian patrimony: Orthodox documents and manuscripts from the
patriarchate where "the disciples were first called Christians" .
Interviewed by Road to Emmaus (6:3, 2005).
RtE: Father Elia, please describe your work at Oxford for us.
I am attempting to locate Antiochian Orthodox Chalcedonian manuscripts
and documents that have been acquired by libraries and museums
throughout the world, mostly in Europe. These manuscripts can be
anything from an entire codex to a small fragment. So far, I have
collected information from more than 30,000 manuscripts that originated
in the Patriarchate of Antioch, along with any relevant material from
the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Alexandria, including Sinai; in
Syriac, Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA) and Arabic.
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