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Asteriktos

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Feel free to add more links!

Eusebius - Ecclesiastical History
Bl. Jerome - The Lives of Illustrious Men
Sulpitius Severus - The Sacred History
Hermias Sozomen - The Ecclesiastical History
Socrates Scholasticus - The Ecclesiastical History
Philostorgius - Epitome of his Ecclesiastical History
Theodoret - Ecclesiastical History
Evagrius Scholasticus - Ecclesiastical History
John of Ephesus - Ecclesiastical History
Gennadius of Marseilles - History of Ecclesiatical Persons
Isidore of Seville - Chronicon
Bede the Venerable - Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Michael Psellus - Chronographia
 

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Excellent idea, Asteriktos! ;D  I like your idea so much I've made this thread a sticky.  Thank you.
 

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Does anyone have a good, free, online source for the documents and canons of the Seven Ecumenical councils?

Also, what should I be concerned with? Canons, notes, etc.
 

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militantsparrow said:
Does anyone have a good, free, online source for the documents and canons of the Seven Ecumenical councils?

Also, what should I be concerned with? Canons, notes, etc.
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf214.html

For the canons, follow the links here:
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Pedalion
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/councils_ecumenical_rudder.htm#_Toc34001966

I wouldn't go to much into the canons if I were you.
 

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ialmisry said:
militantsparrow said:
Does anyone have a good, free, online source for the documents and canons of the Seven Ecumenical councils?

Also, what should I be concerned with? Canons, notes, etc.
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf214.html

For the canons, follow the links here:
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Pedalion
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/councils_ecumenical_rudder.htm#_Toc34001966

I wouldn't go to much into the canons if I were you.
Thank you.  :)
 

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How about prehistory?

Eusebius-Εὑαγγελικὴ Προπαρασκευή Preparatio Evangelica (Preparation for the Gospel)http://www.ccel.org/ccel/pearse/morefathers/files/eusebius_pe_00_intro.htm
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Excellent idea, Asteriktos! ;D  I like your idea so much I've made this thread a sticky.  Thank you.
What's a sticky and how do you make one?
 

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militantsparrow said:
Does anyone have a good, free, online source for the documents and canons of the Seven Ecumenical councils?

Also, what should I be concerned with? Canons, notes, etc.
I don't know about being complete, but for the canons with some commentary (from an Orthodox point of view) there is always the documents at this site (though if you see the same thing I do, you'll have to highlight the writing to see what it actually says). For the canons, and commentary from a Protestant point of view, there is CCEL. Another source for both local and ecumenical Councils in the early Church is the Catholic website New Advent. It might also be a good idea to get a book on the subject, to help put the canons in context. A few of the ones published in English are:

- The Ecumenical Synods of the Orthodox Church: A Concise History, by Fr. James Thornton (written from a more traditional Orthodox perspective)

- The First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology, by Fr. Leo Donald Davis (writtern from a Roman Catholic perspective)

- The Church of the Ancient Councils: The Disciplinary Work of the First Four Ecumenical Councils, by Archbp. Peter L'Huillier (written from an Orthodox perspective)

EDIT--Well I see that I got beat to the punch with some of the links!
 

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ialmisry said:
PeterTheAleut said:
Excellent idea, Asteriktos! ;D  I like your idea so much I've made this thread a sticky.  Thank you.
What's a sticky and how do you make one?
A sticky is something a mod or admin can use to keep a thread permanently at the top of a forum section. If you go to Faith Issues section, for example, you'll see threads at the top bolded and with a little thumb tack graphic by them.
 

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Asteriktos said:
militantsparrow said:
Does anyone have a good, free, online source for the documents and canons of the Seven Ecumenical councils?

Also, what should I be concerned with? Canons, notes, etc.
I don't know about being complete, but for the canons with some commentary (from an Orthodox point of view) there is always the documents at this site (though if you see the same thing I do, you'll have to highlight the writing to see what it actually says). For the canons, and commentary from a Protestant point of view, there is CCEL. Another source for both local and ecumenical Councils in the early Church is the Catholic website New Advent. It might also be a good idea to get a book on the subject, to help put the canons in context. A few of the ones published in English are:

- The Ecumenical Synods of the Orthodox Church: A Concise History, by Fr. James Thornton (written from a more traditional Orthodox perspective)

- The First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology, by Fr. Leo Donald Davis (writtern from a Roman Catholic perspective)

- The Church of the Ancient Councils: The Disciplinary Work of the First Four Ecumenical Councils, by Archbp. Peter L'Huillier (written from an Orthodox perspective)

EDIT--Well I see that I got beat to the punch with some of the links!
Thank you.
 

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More Church history links (and updated with dates)...

Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339) - Ecclesiastical History
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339) - Life of Constantine
St. Athanasius (d. 373) - History of the Arians
Bl. Jerome (d. 420) - The Lives of Illustrious Men
Salvian (d. 5th century) - On the Government of God
Sulpitius Severus (d. c. 425) - The Sacred History
Philostorgius (d. c. 439) - Epitome of his Ecclesiastical History
Hermias Sozomen (d. c. 450) - The Ecclesiastical History
Socrates Scholasticus (d. 5th century) - The Ecclesiastical History
Theodoret (d. c. 457) - Ecclesiastical History
Gennadius of Marseilles (d. c. 496) - History of Ecclesiatical Persons
Evagrius Scholasticus (d. 6th century) - Ecclesiastical History
John of Ephesus (d. 586) - Ecclesiastical History
St. Gregory of Tours (d. 594) - History of the Franks
Isidore of Seville (d. 636) - Chronicon
Bede the Venerable (d. 735) - Ecclesiastical History of the English People
St. Moses of Chorene (unknown time of death) - History of Armenia
Liutprand of Cremona (d. 972) - Report of his Mission to Constantinople
Michael Psellus (d. 1096) - Chronographia
 

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Asteriktos said:
Some more historians...

Zachariah of Mitylene (d. c. 540) - The Syriac Chronicle
John Malalas (d. 578) - Excerpt of his Chronicle
Agathias Scholasticus (d. c. 590) - Excerpt on the Persions
Bp. John of Nikiu (d. 8th century) - Chronicle
Paul the Deacon (d. 799) - Historia Langobardorum
Richerus of Rheims (d. 11th century) - My Journey to Chartres
This post and the one before it belong in our permanent resource section, wherever that is now (I can't seem to find it).
 

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I'd just be happy if someone would fix the typo in my last post! 32 years on this earth and I still can't spell "Persians"  :D
 

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Here's an updated list of Church historians (which includes both Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox/Roman Catholics mixed together). The new additions are in purple.

Sextus Julius Africanus (d. c. 250) - Chronographia
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339) - Ecclesiastical History
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339) - Life of Constantine
St. Hilary of Poitiers (d. c. 368 ) - On the Councils
St. Athanasius (d. 373) - History of the Arians
Bl. Jerome (d. 420) - The Lives of Illustrious Men
Salvian (d. 5th century) - On the Government of God
Sulpitius Severus (d. c. 425) - The Sacred History
Sulpitius Severus (d. c. 425) - Life of St. Martin
Sulpitius Severus (d. c. 425) - The Dialogues
Philostorgius (d. c. 439) - Epitome of his Ecclesiastical History
Hermias Sozomen (d. c. 450) - The Ecclesiastical History
Socrates Scholasticus (d. 5th century) - The Ecclesiastical History
Theodoret (d. c. 457) - Ecclesiastical History
Gennadius of Marseilles (d. c. 496) - History of Ecclesiatical Persons
Bp. Victor of Vita (d. 5th-6th century) - The History of the Vandal Persecution (Latin)
Zachariah of Mitylene (d. c. 540) - The Syriac Chronicle
Evagrius Scholasticus (d. 6th century) - Ecclesiastical History
St. Gildas the Wise (d. c. 570) - On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain
John Malalas (d. 578) - Excerpt of his Chronicle
John of Ephesus (d. 586) - Ecclesiastical History
Agathias Scholasticus (d. c. 590) - Excerpt on the Persions
St. Gregory of Tours (d. 594) - History of the Franks
Isidore of Seville (d. 636) - Chronicon
Bede the Venerable (d. 735) - Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Bp. John of Nikiu (d. 8th century) - Chronicle
Paul the Deacon (d. 799) - Historia Langobardorum
George Syncellus (d. after 810) - The Chronography
St. Moses of Chorene (unknown time of death) - History of Armenia
Liutprand of Cremona (d. 972) - Report of his Mission to Constantinople
Various Authors (10th-12th centuries) - History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria
Richerus of Rheims (d. 11th century) - My Journey to Chartres
Michael Psellus (d. 1096) - Chronographia
 

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Wow!  What a great thread. 
What about "The Primary Chronicle"  by Nestor?  Is it online in translation or even in the original Church Slavonic?
 

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By the way, are there any good sites or books which refute some secular critiques of conciliar history (such as, for example, the "fact" that dissidents were tortured and threatened into accepting the decrees of Nicaea?)  Or is there another approach to the apparent violence found in dogmatic history other than the approach that usual secular historians give us (that these things obviously happened and, furthermore they happened because Christians are vicious and violent thugs)?  Otherwise, I don't know how to respond to these attacks.
 

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David Carroll said:
By the way, are there any good sites or books which refute some secular critiques of conciliar history (such as, for example, the "fact" that dissidents were tortured and threatened into accepting the decrees of Nicaea?)   Or is there another approach to the apparent violence found in dogmatic history other than the approach that usual secular historians give us (that these things obviously happened and, furthermore they happened because Christians are vicious and violent thugs)?  Otherwise, I don't know how to respond to these attacks.
I'm afraid I don't know of anything like that, all I know about are general texts about the councils. This post can serve as a bump though and maybe someone else will know...
 
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The patristic archive at http://tertullian.org/fathers/ contains a number of historical accounts and narratives--specific and general--by various ancient Fathers.
 

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EkhristosAnesti said:
The patristic archive at http://tertullian.org/fathers/ contains a number of historical accounts and narratives--specific and general--by various ancient Fathers.
I tried to include the Church history documents from those listed there, though I may have missed some :)
 

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Do you know if I did miss any? Or does anyone else have links to add?
 

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Asteriktos said:
Do you know if I did miss any? Or does anyone else have links to add?
Yes, here are a few. 

Note:  I have combed through this list to give hierarchs, clergy, and all sacerdotals their proper titles.
Do forgive in the event that I missed any. 

I also previously had a couple of websites in this list characterized parenthetically in a way in which some might not approve.
I have attempted to eliminate any such thing from this list. 
However, if any such characterization remains, then I sincerely apologize in advance request a moderator to delete such unnecessary wording retaining the link.  Thank you.

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'Alexander's Gate, Gog and Magog, and the Inclosed Nations'
by Andrew Runni Anderson (Excerpts)
http://www.iras.ucalgary.ca/~volk/sylvia/GogAndMagog.htm

Anglicanism and Orthodoxy
(Project Canterbury)
http://anglicanhistory.org/orthodoxy/

Answer to a Critic (Toll Houses)
By Fr. Seraphim Rose
http://orthodoxinfo.com/death/critic.aspx

Ante-nicene, Nicene, & Post-nicene Fathers
http://www.ccel.org/p/pearse/morefathers/home.html
http://www.synaxis.org/cf/ecf.html

Bethlehem Synod of 1672 (Dositheos of Jerusalem)
(Chapter Six: Anathemas Against Calvinism)
http://catholicity.elcore.net/ConfessionOfDositheus.html

Bible Gateway (Bible Online)
http://www.biblegateway.com
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions

Biblia Catolica Online
http://www.bibliacatolica.com.br 

'The Image of God the Father in Orthodox Theology'
By Steven Bigham
http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=-tpnBl8BaF0C&dq=image+of+god+the+father,+bigham&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=X_h3BA1sDb&sig=fLHZ26URXPvBzMCbBWJn23H55dk&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

Books of Needs (Euchologion / Trebnik)
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/shann/needs/Page_Index.html

Bratstvo (Brotherhood) (Novozybkov Hierarchy Derived from 1927 Anti-Sergian Schism)
(Russian Language Old Orthodox Christian Journal of Early Twentieth Century Reprinted Online)
http://bratstvo-rdc.narod.ru

Byzantium: Byzantine Studies on the Internet
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/index.html

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
http://www.ccel.org

Byzantine Sources in Translation
By Paul Halsall
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/alltexts.html

'Christianity or the Church?'
http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/christianity_church_e.htm

'Christian Topography'
By Monk Cosmas Indicopleustes
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/cosmas_01_book1.htm
http://www.sacred-texts.com/earth/ct/index.htm
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/awiesner/cosmas.html
Illustrations:
http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/EMwebpages/EML.html

Chronography of Michael Psellus
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/psellus-chronographia.html

'Death and the Toll Houses' By Vladimir Moss
http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com/articles/214/death-toll-houses/

Documenta Catholica Omnia (Papist)
http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu

Dumbarton Oaks Papers Volumes 21-40 (On-line)
http://www.ebookee.com/Dumbarton-Oaks-Papers-Vol-21-40_209881.html

Early Christian Writings (Protestant)
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com

Encyclicals, Canons, Councils
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/churchdocuments.htm

Common Man's Perspective (Septuagint & Church Fathers)
http://www.ecmarsh.com
http://www.ecmarsh.com/audio_catalog.htm

Eparhia Saratov (Russian Library)
http://lib.eparhia-saratov.ru/



'An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith'
By Saint John of Damascus
http://www.orthodox.net/fathers/exactidx.html

Evagrius of Pontus
By Monk Theophanes Constantine
(Three Volumes on the Jesus Prayer)
http://timiosprodromos4.blogspot.com
http://timiosprodromos2.blogspot.com

'Evidence For the Tradition of the Toll Houses'
By Fr. John Whiteford
http://pages.prodigy.net/frjohnwhiteford/tollhouses.htm

Fasting Guidelines
http://www.abbamoses.com/fasting
http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/prayer_feasts_fasts.aspx
http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/exo_fasting.aspx

Fr. Georges Florovsky (Partial Works)
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/c.parks/florovsky.html
http://www.roacusa.org/catechism.html
http://www.myriobiblos.gr/texts/english/florovsky_ways.html

Forgotten Books (Non-Christian)
http://www.forgottenbooks.org

Georgian Chronicle
http://rbedrosian.com/gc1.htm

Greek New Testament (Patriarchate of Constantinople Authorized 1904)
(Critical Edition of  B. Antoniadis)
http://www.goarch.org/chapel/biblegreek

Heritage and Culture of the Old Belief
(Old Slavonic books)
http://heritage.eunnet.net/oldbelief

Hesychasm
http://www.hesychasm.ru/en/library.htm

Met. Hierotheos Vlachos
http://www.pelagia.org/htm/

Kosmas Aetolos (Prophecies)
http://www.imdleo.gr/diaf/files/english/02/St_Kosmas_prophecies.pdf

History of Mehmed the Conqueror (Excerpts)
By Michael Kristoboulos
http://www.deremilitari.org/resources/sources/constantinople4.htm

HOCNA Library
http://library.hocna.org/hocna-org
Holy Transfiguration Prayer Book
http://www.transchurch.org/sguide/praybk.htm
Name of God Documents
http://www.portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=95306
http://www.portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=95323&cf=
Synod of Georgia (HOCNA)
(Exposes state persecution of Julian Calendarists)
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/1865

Holy Bible Web Site (Coptic Monophysite/Patristics)
http://zeitun-eg.org

Holy Trinity School Index of Books (ROCOR)
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english

'A Treasury of Russian Spirituality'
By George Fedatov
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/russian_spirituality_fedotov.htm

'I Confess One Baptism'
By Fr. George Metallinos
http://www.oodegr.com/english/biblia/baptisma1/perieh.htm

Nun Kassia (Tatiana Senina)
Holy Fathers on the Name of God
http://www.pravoslav.de/imiaslavie/english/holy_fathers_on_the_name_of_god.html

Chronicle of Katankakouzenos, John VI (East Roman Emperor)
(Preface)
http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Post/1032941

'Kosovo Crucified' By Serge Trfkovic
http://www.rastko.rs/kosovo/crucified/default.htm



Libro de Las Horas de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa
Traducido por Abadesa Juliana of Chile
(ROCOR Jordanville Prayer Book in Spanish Translation)
http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/spanish/libro_horas_juliana.htm#_Toc41172630
http://www.scribd.com/doc/14119075/Libro-Horas-Juliana
'The Life After Death' By John Maximovitch
http://www.orthodox.net/articles/life-after-death-john-maximovitch.html
http://www.nicenetruth.com/home/2007/12/st-john-maximov.html
Life of Saint Basil the New (Excerpt)
http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/death/theodora.aspx
http://bibleprobe.com/Journey%20Beyond%20Death.pdf

Life of Fr. Epiphany Chernov
http://holyrussia.narod.ru/Epiphany.html

Life of Saint Matthew the New
By Anotnios Markou (Greek)
http://churchsynaxarion.blogspot.com/2010/10/1950-14-1985-35.html
English By Constantine Kouris
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/The_Life_of_Saint_Matthew_the_New_Confessor.pdf
http://churchsynaxarion.blogspot.com/2010/02/hold-high-orthodox-faith-and-sacrifice.html

Liturgical Texts
Fr. John Whiteford (ROCOR)
http://pages.prodigy.net/frjohnwhiteford/services.htm
(Chinese)
http://pages.prodigy.net/frjohnwhiteford/chinese.htm

Living Orthodox Faith
(Russian Orthodox Classics in English)
http://livingorthodoxfaith.blogspot.com/

Madaba Map Website (Papist)
http://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/mad/index.html

Avro Manhattan (Anti-papist Historian)
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=avro%20manhattan
'The Vatican's Holocaust'
http://www.reformation.org/holocaus.html






Stavros Markou
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/gochistory.htm
Archbishop Matthew and the Consecrations of 1948
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/1948consecrations.htm
History of the Florinite and Akakian Consecrations
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/histFloriniteAkakian.htm
http://orthodoxflame.net/The_Florinite_Schism.php
The Greek Orthodox Church and ROCOR - 1971
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/rocor1971.htm
The Schism of the Five - 1995
http://genuineorthodoxchurch.com/1995schism.htm

Fr. John Maximovitch (Union with Anglicans)
http://www.antiochian.org.nz/write/write.html

Medieval Source Book
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html

Migne Patrologiae Graece
http://patrologia.ct.aegean.gr/PG_Migne
http://patrologia.ct.aegean.gr
http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/1815-1875,_Migne,_Patrologia_Graeca._Opera_Omnia._Animadvertenda,_EN.html

Migne Patrologiae Latina
http://pld.chadwyck.com
http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/1815-1875,_Migne,_Patrologia_Latina_01._Rerum_Conspectus_Pro_Tomis_Ordinatus,_MLT.html

Mitar Tarabich (Serbian Prophecy)
http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/MitarTarabich.html

Monachos (Patristic Texts)
http://www.monachos.net/library/Main_Page
http://www.monachos.net/library/Patristics_Master_List

Fr. Vladimir Moss
http://www.romanitas.ru/eng

Jose Munoz-Cortes
Guardian del Icono Miroforo Montreal
http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/spanish/jose_munoz.htm



The Chosen One of the Mother of God
http://www.stjohndc.org/Russian/munoz/e_00_MunozTitle.htm
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Jose_Mu%C3%B1oz-Cortes

Myriobiblos (Library Online)
http://www.myriobiblos.gr/library%20home_en.htm
Myriobiblos Prayer Book
http://www.myriobiblos.gr/texts/english/prayerbook/main.htm

New Advent (Patristics/Papist)
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers

New Testament (Hellenic - Anglikan)
(Critical Edition of B. Antoniadis of 1904)
(Official New Testament of Patriarchate of Constantinople 1912)
http://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/greek-texts/new-testament/default.asp

'Oecumenism:  A Path to Perdition'
By Ludmilla Perepolkina
http://ecumenizm.tripod.com

Old Believers’ Book
(Select Old Orthodox Christian Books Online)
http://oldbelief.chat.ru

'On the Operations of Daemons'
By Michael Psellus
http://www.esotericarchives.com/psellos/daemonibus.pdf

'Onomatodoxy and Onomatoclasm'
http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/109833662?access_key=key-gts5kh3iocsnbugeq4w

On the Question of the Toll Houses
By Fr. Michael Pomazansky
http://orthodoxinfo.com/death/tollhouse_pomaz.aspx

Orthodox America Back Issues
http://www.roca.org/OA/issue-old.htm

Orthodox Books Online (Oecumenist)
http://www.orthodoxbooksonline.com

Orthodox Christian Information Centre (OCA)
http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/default.aspx

Orthodox Christianity in School
(Russian Language Old Orthodox Christian Website)
(Catechetical, Home School, and General Educational Material for Children)
http://katechio.narod.ru

'Orthodox Dogmatic Theology' By Fr. Michael Pomazansky
http://www.intratext.com/X/ENG0824.HTM
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/dogmatics_pomazansky.htm

The Orthodox Medievalist (Fr. Matthew Raphael Johnson)
http://www.rusjournal.com

Orthodox Outlet For Dogmatic Enquiries (Oecumenist)
http://www.oodegr.com/english

Saint Pachomius Library (Patristic Texts)
http://www.voskrese.info/spl/index.html

'Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus About Life After Death'
By Hierotheos Vlachos
http://www.pelagia.org/htm/b24.en.life_after_death.01.htm
Paterikon of the Kiev Caves
http://www.lavra.kiev.ua/en/main.php?t=nearcaves
http://www.lavra.kiev.ua/en/main.php?t=farcaves

Roger Pearse (Patristic Texts)
http://www.tertullian.org
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers

Aramaic Peshitta Bible
http://www.aramaicpeshitta.com
Syriac New Testament
http://www.aifoundations.org/peshitta/peshitta_frames.html
Syriac Peshitta English Translation By George Lamsa
http://www.lamsabible.com

Philokalia (Volumes 1 to 4 in Anglican)
http://orthodox.cn/patristics/index_en.html
 
Pocket Church History For Orthodox Christians I & II
http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/history/Orthodox-History.htm
http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/history/Orthodox-History2.htm

Saint Poimen Brotherhood (Prophecies)
http://members.cox.net/orthodoxheritage/Prophecies%20of%20Orthodox%20Church%20Fathers.htm
Prayer Books (English)
Myriobiblos Prayer Book
http://www.myriobiblos.gr/texts/english/prayerbook/main.htm
Holy Transfiguration Prayer Book
http://www.transchurch.org/sguide/praybk.htm

Preterist Archive (Patristic Texts/Protestant)
http://www.preteristarchive.com
Prologue From Ochrid
http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/prolog.htm

Prophets and Prophecies
http://www.geocities.com/kitezhgrad/prophets/index.html

Psalter
http://pomog.org/index.html?http://pomog.org/psalter.shtml

Red Egg (Bible Translations Online)
http://www.redegg.org

Reina Valera Concordancia
http://www.miconcordancia.com

Rex Research (Excerpts of Prophecies)
http://www.rexresearch.com/prophist/phf3.htm
http://www.rexresearch.com/prophist/phf3.htm#PHF31

Fr. John S. Romanides
http://www.romanity.org

'Romanity or Barbarity?'
By Anastasios Philippides
http://www.oodegr.com/english/biblia/romiosyni/perieh.htm

Rudder (Pedalion)
By Saint Nicodemos the Anchorite
(1899 Henry Percival translation)
http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/NPNF2-14/TOC.htm
(1957 Cummings translation)
http://www.angelfire.com/alt/scm/pedalion.html
(2005 Masterjohn Edition)
http://orthodoxbahamas.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/THE_RUDDER_Copyright__Ralph_J._Masterjohn_2006.pdf

'Russia's Catacomb Saints' By Ivan Andreyev
http://www.theophanydesigns.com/rcs
ROAC Catechism List
http://www.roacusa.org/catechism.html
http://www.roacusa.org/documents.html

Russian Library
http://www.orthlib.ru

'Russian Primary Chronicle'
By Monk Nestor (Russian)
http://www.imwerden.de/pdf/povest_vremennyx_let.pdf
(Excerpts in Anglican)
http://web.ku.edu/~russcult/culture/handouts/chronicle_all.html
http://www.uoregon.edu/~kimball/chronicle.htm

Sacred Texts
http://www.sacred-texts.com

Septuagint
http://www.kalvesmaki.com/lxx
http://www.kalvesmaki.com
Septuagint (Greek)
http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/zot.htm
http://septuagint.org/LXX
English Tranlation By Lancelot Brenton
http://www.ecclesia.org/truth/septuagint-hyperlinked.html
http://www.ecmarsh.com/lxx
Septuagint Bilingual
http://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/greek-texts/septuagint/default.asp
Septuagint en Espanol
http://digital.csic.es/bitstream/10261/35814/1/First_Spanish_Translation.pdf

Monk Seraphim (Athos)
(Chronology of 1995 Matthewite Schism)
http://svetosavskasrbija.narod.ru/Dokumenti_files/Hronologija_raskola_1995.pdf

Seven Oecumenical Synods (Decrees)
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/councils_ecumenical_rudder.htm
http://www.stjamesthejust.com/links.html

Regional and Local Synods
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/councils_local_rudder.htm

Russian Sky (Scythian Library On-line / Julian Calendar Oecumenism)
http://rus-sky.com

'The Sin of Adam
By Saint Symeon the New Theologian
http://www.friendofgodfoundation.com/shared/media/books/13/pdf-eng.pdf

Spanish Language Books
http://www.fatheralexander.org/page18.htm

'State of the Soul After Death'
By Hieromonk Dionysios
http://stmichaelacademy.org/theo/stjd.htm

Sybilline Oracles
http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/sib/index.htm

Synaxarion
http://churchsynaxarion.blogspot.com
http://www.oca.org/FSlives.asp?SID=4
http://www.oca.org/FSIndex.asp
http://orthodox.cn/divenbog

Synaxis Library
http://www.synaxis.info
http://www.synaxis.info/old-rite

Nun Kassia (Tatiana Sessina)
(Glorification of the Name of God)
http://www.pravoslav.de/imiaslavie/english/english.htm 

'The Taxing of Souls' By Met. Hierotheos Vlachos
http://orthodoxinfo.com/death/soul_taxing.aspx

Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (Union with Heretics)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/823027206/

'Touchstone'
By Alexandre Kalomiros
http://www.orthodoxyinfo.org/touchstone.pdf

Tryndin (Old Orthodox Christian Merchant Family)
(History of Russian Geodesy)
http://tryndin.narod.ru
http://www.tryndin.narod.ru/temple.htm
http://tryndin.narod.ru/commune.htm


Abridged Typikon (Anglican)
http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/typikon_1.htm
Biolakes Typikon (Greek)
http://www.typikon.gr

Typikon of the Russian Orthodox Church
http://www.orthlib.info/Typikon/Typikon.html
(Anglican)
http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/typikon

Typikon Translation Project
http://www.synaxis.info/typicon/index.html

‘Unia:  The Face and the Disguise’
By Fr. George Metallinos
http://www.oodegr.com/english/biblia/unia1/perieh.htm

Vasiliki (Synod of Archboshop Xrysostomos of Thebes)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/79260478/MISSIONARY-CALENDAR-2012

Ivanov Konstantin Yurjevich
(Old Orthodox Christian Historical Researcher)
http://konstan-ivanov.narod.ru

The Wonderful Name
http://thewonderfulname.blogspot.com
http://thewonderfulname.blogspot.com/p/apology-of-confessors-of-name-of-god.html
http://www.thewonderfulname.info

Zonaras – Eastern Christian Canon Law
http://zonaras.wordpress.com
 

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David Carroll said:
By the way, are there any good sites or books which refute some secular critiques of conciliar history (such as, for example, the "fact" that dissidents were tortured and threatened into accepting the decrees of Nicaea?)   Or is there another approach to the apparent violence found in dogmatic history other than the approach that usual secular historians give us (that these things obviously happened and, furthermore they happened because Christians are vicious and violent thugs)?  Otherwise, I don't know how to respond to these attacks.
Saint Constantine the Roman Emperor did not compel people to become Christian.  He was much more lenient than Emperor Saint Justianian was later. 

For what it is worth, D.G. Kousoulas wrote a decent book about Saint Constantine. 
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Times-Constantine-Great/dp/1419660411

Fr. Asterios Gerostergios wrote a book which sets the record straight about Saint Justinian the Emperor including answers to Procopius's slanders of Queen Sophia.
http://ibmgs.org/lives.html
http://www.roca.org/OA/42/42m.htm
 

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Do you understand the point of the thread?
 

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Asteriktos said:
Do you understand the point of the thread?
That was quite rude.

But... *bump*.
 

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Theodorus Lector (6th century) - Tripartite History
Theodorus Lector (6th century) - Ecclesiastical History
Epiphanius-Cassiodorus (6th century) - Tripartite History

Does anyone know of a place where these (preferably in English) can be found online?
 

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- Zosimus (d. c. 510) - New History (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
- Anonymous (7th century) - Chronicon Paschale  (Dindorf, V1 and V2) (excerpt in English)
- Theophanes the Confessor (d. c. 818) - Chronicle (PDF of Latin/Greek)
- Pat. Nikephoros of Constantinople (d. 828) - Short History
- Michael Attaleiates (d. 1080) - The History (Greek/Latin, mostly secular I think)
- Anna Comnena (d. 1153) - The Alexiad (mostly secular I think)
- Niketas Choniates (d. c. 1215) - History (Greek/Latin) (excerpt in English)
 

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Not Church history per se, but still a good primary source:

The Pilgrimage of Egeria http://www.ccel.org/m/mcclure/etheria/etheria.htm
 

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Volnutt said:
Not Church history per se, but still a good primary source:

The Pilgrimage of Egeria http://www.ccel.org/m/mcclure/etheria/etheria.htm
Is this the full text translated?
 

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minasoliman said:
Volnutt said:
Not Church history per se, but still a good primary source:

The Pilgrimage of Egeria http://www.ccel.org/m/mcclure/etheria/etheria.htm
Is this the full text translated?
We don't have the full text, the beginning and ending are lost to the mists of time. I'm pretty sure this is the full text of what we have, yes.
 

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Volnutt said:
minasoliman said:
Volnutt said:
Not Church history per se, but still a good primary source:

The Pilgrimage of Egeria http://www.ccel.org/m/mcclure/etheria/etheria.htm
Is this the full text translated?
We don't have the full text, the beginning and ending are lost to the mists of time. I'm pretty sure this is the full text of what we have, yes.
of course! Ya that's what I meant
 

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Kinda again, but more straightforwards this time: sorry again for being a bunthole, Dionysii.
 

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This list should combine all of the above posts, and adds more (esp. more contemporary texts)...

Sextus Julius Africanus (d. c. 250) - Chronographia
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339) - Ecclesiastical History
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339) - Life of Constantine
Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339) - The Preparation of the Gospel
St. Hilary of Poitiers (d. c. 368 ) - On the Councils
St. Athanasius (d. 373) - History of the Arians
The Pilgrimage of Etheria (4th century?)
Bl. Jerome (d. 420) - The Lives of Illustrious Men
Salvian (d. 5th century) - On the Government of God
Sulpitius Severus (d. c. 425) - The Sacred History
Sulpitius Severus (d. c. 425) - Life of St. Martin
Sulpitius Severus (d. c. 425) - The Dialogues
Philostorgius (d. c. 439) - Epitome of his Ecclesiastical History
Hermias Sozomen (d. c. 450) - The Ecclesiastical History
Socrates Scholasticus (d. 5th century) - The Ecclesiastical History
Theodoret (d. c. 457) - Ecclesiastical History
Gennadius of Marseilles (d. c. 496) - History of Ecclesiatical Persons
Zosimus (d. c. 510) - New History (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
Zachariah of Mitylene (d. c. 540) - The Syriac Chronicle
Evagrius Scholasticus (d. 6th century) - Ecclesiastical History
Bp. Victor of Vita (d. 5th-6th century) - The History of the Vandal Persecution (Latin)
St. Gildas the Wise (d. c. 570) - On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain
John Malalas (d. 578) - Excerpt of his Chronicle
John of Ephesus (d. 586) - Ecclesiastical History
Agathias Scholasticus (d. c. 590) - Excerpt on the Persions
St. Gregory of Tours (d. 594) - History of the Franks
Isidore of Seville (d. 636) - Chronicon
Antiochus of Palestine (7th century) - The Capture of Jerusalem by the Persians in 614 AD
Anonymous (7th century) - Chronicon Paschale  (Dindorf, V1 and V2) (excerpt in English)
Bede the Venerable (d. 735) - Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Bp. John of Nikiu (d. 8th century) - Chronicle
Paul the Deacon (d. 799) - Historia Langobardorum
George Syncellus (d. after 810) - The Chronography
Theophanes the Confessor (d. c. 818) - Chronicle (PDF of Latin/Greek)
Pat. Nikephoros of Constantinople (d. 828) - Short History
St. Moses of Chorene (unknown time of death) - History of Armenia
Liutprand of Cremona (d. 972) - Report of his Mission to Constantinople
Various Authors (10th-12th centuries) - History of the Patriarchs of Alexandria
Richerus of Rheims (d. 11th century) - My Journey to Chartres
Michael Attaleiates (d. 1080) - The History (Greek/Latin, mostly secular I think)
Michael Psellus (d. 1096) - Chronographia
The Russian Primary Chronicle - (pdf) (c. 1113)
Anna Comnena (d. 1153) - The Alexiad (mostly secular I think)
Niketas Choniates (d. c. 1215) - History (Greek/Latin) (excerpt in English)
George Akropolites (d. 1282) - The History
The Georgian Chronicle (c. 1311)
Doukas (d. c. 1462) - Decline and Fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks
St. Nicodemus (d. 1809) - The Rudder: Canons of the Seven Ecumenical Councils (Greek)
Georges Florovsky (d. 1979) - Ways of Russian Theology
Milton V. Anastos (d. 1997) - Constantinople and Rome
Luc Bresard (b. 1924) - A History of Monastic Spirituality
Met. Kallistos Ware (b. 1934) - The Orthodox Church: Part 1 - History
Walter Berschin (b. 1937) - From the Middle of the Eleven Century to the Latin Conquest of Constantinople
Walter Berschin (b. 1937) - Valuation and Knowledge of Greek
Walter Berschin (b. 1937) - Early Byzantine Italy and the Maritime Lands of the West
Fr. Constantine Kallinikos (20th century) - The History of the Orthodox Church
Ivan N. Ostroumov (20th century) - History of the Council of Florence
N. Mouravieff (20th century?) - The History of the Russian Church
Kenneth Scott Latourette (d. 1968) - A History of Christianity
Fr. Alexander Schmemann (d. 1983) - The Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy
Karl Baus (d. 1994) - History of the Church
Hartmann & Pennington - The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500 (21st century)
Fr. Thomas Hopko (d. 2015) - The Orthodox Faith: Volume 3 - Church History

 

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Read important points about church history on
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christianity

But now in these days important is that how to keep continue the principles of Bible and its freshness.
 
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