During the winter of 1888 the Vicar of the Chaldean Patriarch at MAasul (Nineveh) was so kind as to shew me some of the Syriac manuscripts in his possession, and among them was a thick oblong quarto volume containing the Lives of the Holy Men by Palladius and St. Jerome. I was familiar with the Syriac MSS. of the Paradise of Palladius in the British Museum, but I had never before seen so lengthy a copy of the work. The manuscript was old, that is to say, it was written probably in the thirteenth or fourteenth century, and as it was impossible to buy the volume, it being Church property, I asked permission to have a copy of it made.... be destroyedby the Enemy, a#39; and hefinished his prayer, and made the signof the Crossover him, andstraightway the face ... light] inhis cell by night, and thathe used towork with his hands and read inthe night time just ashe did during the day .
|Title||:||The Paradise of the Holy Fathers: Volumes 1 & 2|
|Author||:||Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, Aeterna Press|
|Publisher||:||Aeterna Press -|