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Collection name:
Manuscripts
Record:
Identifier:
MS1029.019a
Title:
THOMAS TENISON, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
Description:
Letter from Cyril V, Patriarch of Antioch, to John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury. 'Skenterona' [?Iskenderun], 30 Nov 1694. The letter refers to the arrival from England of three priests, Fathers Simon, Alexander and Isaac, who have told the Patriarch of the Archbishop's affection towards Orthodox Christians and the Petrine seat of Antioch. He expresses regret at the lack in England of an arch-priest (archiereus) or even of monk-priests (hieromonachoi) able to perform the Greek rites, of which he has also informed by these priests. He says that he has learned from Father Simon that the Archbishop has sent letters to the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Alexandria and Jerusalem, but that these have been lost at sea. He asks the Archbishop to write to inform him more fully about the lack of Orthodox clergy and express his desire to remedy this. Tillotson died 22 Nov 1694; the letter was probably received by his successor Archbishop Tenison.
Date:
30 Nov 1694
Language:
Greek
Rights:
LPL