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ARCHBISHOP SIMMONS' OXFORD PATRISTICS CONFERNECE PAPER ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION (JUNE 2014)

The paper that Archbishop Michael B. Simmons read at the XVI International Conference on Patristics, the University of Oxford, England, U.K., in August 2011, has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in Studia Patristica, Peeters Press, Leuven, Belgium. It is a philological analysis of soteriological language found in the Syriac translation of the Theophany of Eusebius of Caesarea compared with parallel texts and terminology which occur in the original Greek text of the same work, of which only less than twenty fragments are extant. You can read the paper here.


DIOCESE OF THE TRINITY, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA (MAY 2014)
PHOTOS OF RECENT BAPTISMS IN BISHOP QUINTERO'S DIOCESE IN COLOMBIA.
FOTOS DE BATISMOS RECIENTES EN LA DIÓCESIS DE OBISPO QUINTERO DE COLOMBIA.

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia

Recent Baptisms in Bishop Quintero's Diocese in Colombia


APRIL 2014
ORDINATIONS IN THE MISSIONARY DIOCESE OF
ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE, COLOMBIA


In April the Rt. Rev. Javier Morales Bolivar, Ordinary, the Missionary Diocese of St. James the Apostle, Colombia, ordained Edgard Ramirez to the Holy Order of Priest, and his wife, Mery Marchan Ramirez, to the Holy Order of Deacon. May the Lord richly bless this clergy couple as they embark on their new journey of faith and ministry to the Body of Christ.

Ordinations in the Missionary Diocese of St. James the Apostle, Colombia

Ordinations in the Missionary Diocese of St. James the Apostle, Colombia

Ordinations in the Missionary Diocese of St. James the Apostle, Colombia

 

XVI International Patristics Conference - May, 2012
The paper which Archbishop Simmons read at the XVI International Patristics Conference at the University of Oxford in August 2011, has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication in Studia Patristica by Peeters Press, Leuven, Belgium. It is a study in comparative philology of various Greek texts derived from Eusebius of Caesarea's "Demonstratio evangelica," and how they were modified before being included in key passages of his last apologetic work, the "Theophany," which survives in toto only in a Syriac translation of the early fifth century A.D.

Vacation Bible School at the Alpha & Omega Parish in Luverne, Alabama - June, 2010
Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of God."

Testimonio del Clero de Colombia
The clergy of the Diocese of Christ the Good Shepherd, the Anglican Church of the Americas, Colombia, South America, met in March 2010 for a spiritual retreat under the episcopal leadership of Bishop Rosendo Usuga Higuita of Bogota.

40 New Infant Burial Plots Dedicated at Elmwood - December 29, 2009

Alpha & Omega Convention - August 29, 2009

Archbishop Michael B. Simmons, Ph.D. has recently had a scholarly article published: "Porphyrian Universalism: A Tripartite Soteriology and Eusebius' Response" in the Harvard Theological Review 102:2 (April 2009) 169-192. It is an analysis of Latin and Greek texts from Late Antiquity that are related to the pagan and Christian debate on universal salvation.

Archbishop Simmons' proposals for papers have been approved to be read at the American Academy of Religion meeting in March 2010 in Atlanta; and at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society in Chicago, May 2010. Both papers will analyze various soteriological themes of the Syriac language found in Book Five of the Theophany of Eusebius of Caesarea, the Father of Church History. The Theophany was the last work of Eusebius. Originally written in Greek, of which only fragments remain, it is extant in its entirety only in a Syriac text. Syriac is one of the ancient Semitic languages of Eastern Christianity whose script is similar to that of Arabic, and it is read from right to left.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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