The Pontifical Oriental Institute

Italy
Joined September 2016
Did you tune into the livestream for our annual Donohue Chair lecture? This year, Herman G. B. Teule gave an enlightening talk on Syriac Christians’ quest for identity. If you missed it, watch the whole video here! invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=olfEI-s9…
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Students! Did you know that the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece is offering courses in modern Greek at all levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2) at the Orientale? If you are interested in the Greek language, make sure to register! orientale.it/en/the-apostoli…
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O beloved apostle of Christ our God, hasten, deliver a people without defence. He who received you when you leaned upon His breast accepts you as you bow in prayer. Implore Him, o Theologian, to scatter the cloud of nations that besets us, asking peace and great mercy for us.
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Jonah the Prophet was called to deliver God’s judgment on the city of Nineveh. When he refused, God had Jonah swallowed by a great fish. Jonah was trapped for three days before God granted his deliverance. Then, Jonah went to Nineveh and gave the prophecy.
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Delighted to announce that Most Rev. Fr. Arturo Sosa, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus and Vice Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute has appointed Fr. Željko Paša, SJ Dean of the Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Studies. orientale.it/en/fr-zeljko-pa…
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This school year, the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece is offering courses in modern Greek at all levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2) at the Orientale. Registration for classes is open until September 23rd. Save your seat today! orientale.it/en/the-apostoli…
For the Academic Year 2022-2023, the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece, in collaboration with the Pontifical Oriental Institute, is offering courses in modern Greek at all levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. Don’t miss your chance to register! orientale.it/en/the-apostoli…
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Save Your people, o Lord, and bless Your inheritance. Grant victory to Your faithful people against enemies, and protect Your community by Your cross. #jesus #christ #jesuschirst #catholic #christian #saviour
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Sts. Joachim and Anna are the parents of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary). After Mary was born, they brought her to the temple so that she could be raised as a holy vessel of God. They visited her at the temple often, but died while Mary was still young.
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Your nativity, o Mother of God, has made joy known to all the world, for from you dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God. He abolished the curse and gave the blessing and, making death of no effect, He bestowed on us eternal life. #virginmary #jesus #christ #jesuschrist
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In the ancient city of Colossae, there was a church named for Michael the Archangel where a pious man named Archippus had brought many people to Christ. When pagans sought to destroy the church, the Archangel Michael appeared and the pagans fled in terror.
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The prophet Zacharia lived around 500 B.C., at the time when Jews were returning from exile in Babylon to Judah. He foretold the coming of the Messiah and his message focused on the rebuilding of the temple. He exhorted the people to listen to God's word.
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The just man is praised, but for you the Lord’s testimony suffices, o Forerunner. More honorable than the prophets, you were worthy to baptize the One foretold. You suffered for the truth and announced God appearing in the flesh, taking away our sins, and offering us mercy.
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Samuel the Prophet was the fifteenth and last of the Judges of Israel, after the death of Eli. He was a leader for all of Israel, represented in the Old Testament as not only a prophet and a judge, but also a seer, priest, and military commander.
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In giving birth you retained your virginity, in falling asleep you did not abandon the world, o Mother of God. You passed into life, for you are the Mother of Life, and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death.
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When St. Lawrence, a Roman deacon, realized that he would soon be arrested for his Christianity, he hurriedly distributed all of his money and belongings to the poor, widows, and orphans of Rome. He was martyred only four days after Pope St. Sixtus II.
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Matthias, whose name means “gift of God”, was one of the 72 disciples that Jesus sent out to preach the good news of the Resurrection. There is some early evidence that there was once a Gospel according to Matthias in circulation, but it has since been lost.
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You were transfigured on the mount, o Christ God, showing Your glory to Your disciples as much as they could bear. Make Your eternal light shine also on us who are sinners, through the prayers of the Mother of God, o Giver of Light, glory to You.
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At the beginning of August, it was custom to have a procession with the wood of the Holy Cross through the streets of Constantinople, so that the city would be sanctified and delivered from any sickness. O Lord, save Your people, And bless Your inheritance!
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One day, St. Panteleimon found a child on the street, who had been bitten by a snake. A pagan, Panteleimon prayed that God would save the child and resolved that if his prayer were answered, he would become a Christian. The child lived and Panteleimon was baptized.
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O God-minded Anna, you bore in your womb the Mother of God, who gave birth to Life. Rejoicing in glory, you have passed to a heavenly inheritance, where those who exult have their dwelling. There you intercede for the forgiveness of sins of those who love you, o ever-blessed one.
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