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#395 – A History of the Catholic Church – Singing with Voice and Heart

The Church continues to define authentically Christian music and its role in the liturgical and daily lives of the faithful as instrumental music is frowned upon, but hymns against heretical theology are encouraged.

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Image of Papyrus with verses in Greek from Psalm
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Ephrem the Syrian Hymn 22, Against Heresies

Niceta of Remesiana On the Benefit of Psalmody

David VanBrugge An Analysis of the Ancient Church Fathers on Instrumental Music

Jonathan Hehn, “Congregational Song as Theological Debate in Late Antiquity: A Case Study of Arius’s Thalia and the Development of Trinitarian Orthodoxy”. In: The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2014, pp. 13-20.

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#362 – A History of the Catholic Church – Harp of the Holy Spirit

Saint Ephrem the Syrian wrote thousands of lines of poetry designed for the teaching of the faith. His work helped Christians to experience the mystery and power of the faith and he is one of Syriac Christianity’s greatest theologians.

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Image of Ephrem the Syrian

Ephrem the Syrian’s “Hymns on Paradise”

Collection of works by Ephrem the Syrian

Benedict XV on Ephrem the Syrian

Benedict XVI on Ephrem the Syrian

Sidney H. Griffith, “A Spiritual Father for the Whole Church: The Universal Appeal of St. Ephrem the Syrian,” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, Vol. 1.2, 1998, pp. 197-220.

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#304 – A History of the Catholic Church – Having Preeminent Authority

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Having looked at several different heresies and the responses of the Church authorities to that – emphasis on the monepiscopacy, apostolic tradition and the development of the New Testament Canon. In this episode, we reflect on the growth and continuing importance of the authority of the bishop of Rome. We also look at the struggle about inculturalization – how much should the Church adapt to the Hellenistic culture?

We will also look at the Church of the East and see how it dealt with many of these same issues.

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Image – Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter by Pietro Perugino

Eusebius on the Quartodeciman Controversy

A Map of Parthia showing Media and Bactra where Christianity had spread by this time can be found here.

Another map showing the spread of Christianity by 200 AD.

The Diatesseron of Tatian

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