Tag Archives: Armenia

#476 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Church of the East Defines Itself

The Church of the East moves away from the Church of the Roman Empire through the adaptation of married clergy and the adaptation of the Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia as its official teaching. Meanwhile, the Church of Armenia adopts Zeno’s Henotikon.

Links:
Map of the Roman/Persian Border by Cplakidas. On the map, Iberia is the land of the ethnic Georgians. Nisibis can be found just across the Roman/Sassanid border – just above “MESOPOTAMIA”

Diagram of the spectrum of Antiochine and Alexandrine Christology and where different Churches and theologians fall along the spectrum between pure monophysitism [one nature Christology] and pure dyophyistism [two nature Christology]

Canons of the Synod of Acacius/Seleucia

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#476 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Church of the East Defines Itself

#460 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Two Leos

Political instability continues in the West as one emperor follows another. In the East, Emperor Leo I tries to find a way out of the controversy over Chalcedon but has problems with Timothy II of Alexandria, also known as Timothy the Cat. We finish the episode with a look at how Christians outside the Roman Empire reacted to the Christological Controversy.

Links:
Photo of bust of Emperor Leo I by Marie-Lan Nguyen.

Map of Western Empire under Emperor Majorian

Letter of Pope Leo I to Emperor Leo I opposing idea for a new council

Testimony of Pope Timothy II of Alexandria

History of Church by Evagrius Scholasticus – Chapter 9 has survey of Emperor Leo I

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#460 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Two Leos

#433 – A History of the Catholic Church – Alexander the Sleepless

The Eastern Roman Empire finds itself challenged by Alexander and the Sleepless Ones. Meanwhile, in Armenia, Saint Mesrop invents a new alphabet.

Links:
Gravesite of Mesrop Mashtots by Perland1

On the Sleepless Ones/Acoemetae

Life of Mesrop Mashtots

On the Armenian Alphabet

Daniel Folger Caner. Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity. 2002.

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#433 – A History of the Catholic Church – Alexander the Sleepless