Tag: Paradise

The Cherub and the Penitent Thief (Lk 23:33-34) (excerpt) by Jacob of Sarug (ca. A.D. 451 – 521)


Painting from https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/the-repentant-thief/ The thief crucified on the right of Jesus said to him, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” (Lk 23:33-43) Jesus replied to him: Syriac Melody: ܒܳܥܘܽܬܳܐ ܕܡܳܪܝ ܝܰܥܩܘܽܒ Amen, Amen, I say to you, be assured that today… Continue Reading “The Cherub and the Penitent Thief (Lk 23:33-34) (excerpt) by Jacob of Sarug (ca. A.D. 451 – 521)”

The Church, Paradise on Earth, in Whose Midst is the Tree of Life. Let us Pluck its Fruit and Live!


An Extract from Jacob of Sarug’s Hymn on the Priesthood and Altar [The Lord] established on earth the Holy Church instead of Paradise and appointed priests to His service without [animal] sacrifices. ܘܰܐܬܩܶܢ ܒܰܐܪܥܳܐ ܥܺܕܰܬ ܩܘܽܕܫܳܐ ܚܠܳܦ ܦܰܪܕܰܝܣܳܐ܃ ܘܰܕܠܳܐ ܕܶܒ̈ܚܶܐ ܐܰܩܺܝܡ ܟܳܗ̈ܢܶܐ ܥܰܠ ܬܶܫܡܶܫܬܶܗ܀… Continue Reading “The Church, Paradise on Earth, in Whose Midst is the Tree of Life. Let us Pluck its Fruit and Live!”