Forgotten translations of the Fathers

An email tells me of this volume, which on the face of it is a translation by S.C.Malan of Russian meditations on some material by Ephrem Syrus.  But it’s actually much more interesting than it appears; because at the back is a translation of Chrysostom’s Sermon on Passion Week, Severian’s sermon on the same, and a couple of pieces by Ephrem Syrus. 

The whole book is dedicated to Charles Marriot, the self-effacing editor and translator of much of the Oxford Movement Library of the Fathers.  The translations of Chrysostom made at that time have never been superceded.

The only annoying thing is the old-fashioned typography.  Using the long-s in 1859?!


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