Tag Archives: Cyril of Alexandria

#432 – A History of the Catholic Church – Rehabilitations and Persecutions

The process of rehabilitating the legacy of John Chrysostom begins and the Persian Church finds itself under persecution once again.

Links:
The Martyrdom of Saint James the Persian

Bishop Atticus of Constantinople on the adding of John’s name to the diptychs
Pope Cyril of Alexandria’s response

Theodoret’s Historia Ecclesiastica on the persecution of the Persian Christians [5:38]

The Synod of Mar Dadiso/Dadyeshu

Herman, Geoffrey. The last years of Yazdgird I and the Christians. Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians: Religious Dynamics in a Sasanian Context. (Judaism in Context 17) Gorgias Press: Piscataway, 2014, pp. 67-90.

Check out the other great Catholic podcasts at the Starquest Production Network

To listen, just click on the link below:
#432 – A History of the Catholic Church – Rehabilitations and Persecutions

Advertisements

#424 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Philosopher

In Alexandria, the conflict between Pope Cyril and Prefect Orestes explodes and the great philosopher Hypatia is murdered. In Persia, the Christians try to recover from decades of persecution.

Links:
Portrait of Hypatia by Jules Maurice Gaspard

Bishop Synesius of Cyrene’s letters to Hypatia

The Canons of the Council of Mar ‘Ishaq/Issac

Check out the other great Catholic podcasts at the Starquest Production Network

To listen, just click on the link below:
#424 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Philospher

#423 – A History of the Catholic Church – Peace and War

As the controversy over Pelagius heats up; Pulcheria becomes the new regent in Constantinople and the Church of Antioch moves to make peace with the supporters of John Chrysostom. Meanwhile, Pope Cyril and the Prefect Orestes struggle for control of Alexandria.

Links:
Icon of Cyril of Alexandria by Rousanu

Map of Constantinople showing the Theodosian Walls

Map of civil dioceses of Roman Empire

Glen Bowersock, “Parabalani: A Terrorist Charity in Late Antiquity”

Check out the other great Catholic podcasts at the Starquest Production Network

To listen, just click on the link below:
#423 – A History of the Catholic Church – Peace and War