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#1 Angie

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:43 AM

Hi

 

I was wondering if someone can help me.

 

I am looking for the Epistle of our Lord Jesus Christ, found in Panagias Tomb in Jerusalem, but in English.  I have it in Greek.

 

Have been trying to find it on the internet.  I would like it in English so I can understand it.

 

Would anyone know were I can find it?

 

Many Thanks

 

Angela


Edited by Angie, 03 December 2014 - 04:44 AM.


#2 Kosta

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:44 AM

Wow that's a blast from the past! My great grandmother who passed away 8 years ago had an old copy which she kept with her icons neatly wrapped in a little plastic pouch. I never had the heart to tell her it was pseudographia, (uncanonical, apocrypha whatever you want to call it) as she viewed it as authentic. To this day I still have it in that original plastic wrap like a cherished treasure, I can't let it go. Unfortunately its in greek so I can't help you.

Edited by Kosta, 03 December 2014 - 05:45 AM.


#3 Angie

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:25 AM

Kosta, what do you mean it is pseudographia?



#4 Kosta

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:29 AM

Well its not canonical scripture. Its apocrypha. Unless its seen as something more, but I've never heard anyone from the JP ever mention it.  Not sure why its not readily available in english (or perhaps it is and i've never looked hard enough). Looking through it, it says it fell from heaven like rocks onto the Panagia's tomb in Gesthemane under Patriarch Johanichios putting its appearance at about late 11th century.


Edited by Kosta, 03 December 2014 - 09:38 AM.


#5 Effie Ganatsios

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 06:24 AM

I found this http://www.catholict...true-letter.htm but I don't know whether this is what you are referring to. This is the first time I have heard of this epistle.

#6 Angie

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 06:35 AM

Hi Effie

 

No that's not the one.  But thank you.

 

Still looking.  Would love it in English as the greek is a little hard to understand



#7 Angie

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 06:38 AM

I have been trying to enter the link, but its not allowing me

 

If you type H Agia Epistoli you will find it in Greek.


Edited by Angie, 04 December 2014 - 06:52 AM.


#8 Effie Ganatsios

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 07:08 AM

I have been trying to enter the link, but its not allowing me
 
If you type H Agia Epistoli you will find it in Greek.

Thank you Angie.

Effoe

#9 Kosta

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 08:30 AM

Angie how did you hear about it? I wonder how well known it is in Greece.

#10 Angie

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 11:37 AM

Actually it was given to me a very long time ago, and even my friend has it in Greek, but not in english



#11 Olga

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

Angie how did you hear about it? I wonder how well known it is in Greece.

 

From my experience, it is very well-known. I know many Greeks, born and raised in Greece, and now in their seventies and eighties, who have known it since their childhoods.



#12 Angie

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 11:47 PM

That's true Olga, even here in Australia.

 

I can read greek, but it is better understood for me in English.



#13 Effie Ganatsios

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:57 AM

Angie how did you hear about it? I wonder how well known it is in Greece.

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Nikos Kazantzakis refers to it in his book "report to Greco". Kozantzakis was born in 1883 and I don't imagine that he was the first Greek to study it.

Edited by Effie Ganatsios, 05 December 2014 - 07:02 AM.


#14 Kosta

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:37 PM

Is it known in the russian tradition? It seems limited to the Greek sphere.

#15 Olga

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 01:33 AM

Is it known in the russian tradition? It seems limited to the Greek sphere.

 

I've not heard of it in Russian tradition, but I'm happy to be corrected.



#16 Angie

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:46 AM

still looking.

 

This is so hard to find, unless someone can translate it in English?



#17 Kosta

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 07:33 AM

Well if anyone makes a translation I also would be interested in a copy.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

I think its called Apocalypse of the Virgin Mary in English. You can find this on CCEL.org i think. It was really popular in Romania as some of the things said made people come to Church so no one really studied the writings. But now I cannot find this in Romania.






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