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#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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#350 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Conversion of Georgia

As with the Church in Egypt, the Syriac Church in the East will develop its own monastic traditions – following the examples of Julianus Saba, Jacob of Nisibis and Aphrahat. This period also witnesses the conversion of the Kingdom of Iberia to Christianity under the influence of Saint Nino – Equal to the Apostles.

Links:

Image of the Saint Nino.

Selections from Aphrahat’s “Demonstrations”

Pope Benedict XVI’s words on Aphrahat

Traditional accounts of the conversion of Iberia

Map of the region between the Roman and Sassanid Empires – showing location of Armenia and Iberia

Alexander Angelov, “Bishop over ‘Those Outside’: Imperial Diplomacy and the Boundaries of Constantine’s Christianity, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 54 2014 274-292.

Sidney H. Griffith, “Julian Saba, ‘Father of the Monks’ of Syria,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 2 (1994) 185-216.

Cornelia B. Horn, “St. Nino and the Christianization of Pagan Georgia”, Medieval Encounters 4 (3) 1998, pp. 242-264.

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