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Join us for a HMML Public Lecture by Fr. Roger-Youssef Akhrass

April 9, 2014
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Presented by Fr. Roger-Youssef Akhrass, Recipient of the Dietrich Reinhart, OSB, Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies at HMML.

“The Eucharistic prayers (anaphoras) attributed to Philoxenos of Mabbug (†523) in the light of his theology of Eucharist

My lecture will first give an overview of the edition of the three anaphoras attributed to saint Philoxenos, bishop of Mabbug, which I undertook in the context of my work on the Syriac manuscripts at HMML. I will show how our knowledge of the Eucharistic theology of Philoxenos can determine the authorship of these Eucharistic prayers. Then I will discuss in more detail some aspects of his Eucharistic theology, namely: Eucharist as Mystery; the efficacy of the matter and the role of faith; the real presence of Christ in Eucharist; the Eucharistic “becoming”; the epiclesis and the effects of the Eucharist.
 Originally from Lebanon, Fr. Roger is visiting from Paris, France, where he received his PhD in Patristics from the Institut Catholique.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Reception, Lower Alcuin Library
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Lecture, Alcuin Library, AV2
All are welcome — we hope you can join us!