Dear Father Dale A. Johnson (Barhanna)
How are you doing? Hope you are doing very well ,thanks to the
Almighty God I am too. Dear Father! first of all I would like to
extend my cordial thanks for your reply.
Second,I have another question. Sorry ,I am troubling you. I am doing
a research on the historical development of Eucharistic Liturgy in
Ethiopia and the meaning of its symbolical rituals. For this ,I have
to study the Oriental Orthodox Churches' Divine Liturgies and their
development. This helps me to understand the relation of Ethiopic
Divine Liturgies with that of Oriental Churches. I tried to browse
various sites to obtain the life history of St .Phioloxenus of
Mabbug .Would you please send it? If you have other useful materials
related with my work. Please ,try to help me. Many thanks for your
May God be with all of us.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Rev. Dale A. Johnson wrote:
> Dear Solomon,
> Mabug is the ancient city of Hieropolis (Pamukkale) in Southwest
> Turkey. Hierapolis, whose name means "sacred city," was believed by
> the ancients to have been founded by the god Apollo. It was famed
> its sacred hot springs, whose vapors were associated with Pluto,
> of the underworld. The city also had a significant Jewish community
> and was mentioned by Paul in his Letter to Colossians.