ANASTASIUS the Sinaite 640–700

ANASTASIUS the Sinaite 640 700. Saint 21 April. The Menaea call him the New Moses, since as the abbot of Sinai he guided a great number of monks. His life is largely unknown. A polemicist, he debated the many heretics monophysites, Severians, Theodosians, aphthartodocetists, monothelites who swarmed in Syria, Palestine and Egypt. He was at Alexandria, a den of heresies, shortly before 640 and again between 678 689, at the time of the monophysite patriarch John III; he was still alive twenty years after Constantinople III 680 681. His principal work was the Hodegos, which combats in 24 chapters the various forms of monophysitism. Though he condemns Greek philosophy PG 89, 49b. 108ab. 121bc. 140a. 148b. 265b., he often appeals to ratio theologica; after listing the necessary qualities of a controversialist ch. 1, he gives the theological definitions inherent in the theme ch. 2, then expounds the arguments in favor of the dogma and resolves the objections of heretics. The work was written in the middle of the desert, when the author was in ill health and lacked books: some of its patristic citations are therefore inexact. Other dogmatic and polemical works are Capita VI contra monothelitas and Capita XVI contra monophysitas. The Quaestiones et responsiones on exegetical, dogmatic and moral themes include a number of later additions. Nine discourses are his: De creatione hominis three, De sacra synaxi veneration of the Eucharist; important details on the liturgy; observations on the habits of the faithful, In VI Psalmum, In defunctos, De Transfiguratione, In passione Jesu Christi Good Friday and In novam dominicam et in Thomam apostolum fragment. The Narrationes edifying stories are in part his. Among works no longer attributed to him are In Hexaemeron 11. XII allegorical interpretation: Christ and the church; however, he has been suggested as the probable author of the Doctrina Patrum de Incarnatione Verbi. CPG III, 7745-7769 certain works and 7770-7781 anastasiana incertae originis; PG 89, 1-1288; Bardenhewer 5,41-47; EC 1,1157-1158; DTC 1,1167-1168; DHGE 2,1482-1483; DSp 1,546- 1,547; BS 1,1059-1061; Beck 442-446; Altaner 561-562 and 590; S. Impelizzeri, La letteratura bizantina, 196-197 and 425-426; Patrologia V, 321-339 and index of names.The Orthodox Christian Church Is Christ Conquers holidaymapq

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