Councils and Canon Law

Outline

Apostolic Constitutions (Didascalia Apostolorum) and Other Early Documents

Syriac-Roman Lawbook

Syrian Orthodox Canon Law

Church of the East Canon Law

Council of Ancyra

Council of Neocaesarea

Council of Nicaea

Council of Constantinople I

Council of Seleucia-Ktesiphon

Council of Ephesus II

Other Helpful Links

 

Apostolic Constitutions (Didascalia Apostolorum) and Other Early Documents [Back to Top]

 

Syriac-Roman Lawbook  [Back to Top]

 

Syriac Documents Relating to Canon Law in the Syrian Orthodox Church [Back to Top]

 

Syriac Documents Relating to Canon Law in the Church of the East [Back to Top]

  

Council of Ancyra (314 CE) [Back to Top]

  • J.-B. Pitra, Analecta sacra spicilegio solesmensi parata, Vol 4 (Paris, 1883). (Syriac edited by J.P.P Martin for the council of Ancyra here).
  • R. B. Rackham, "The Text of the Canons of Ancyra", in Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica: Essays Chiefly in Biblical and Patristic Criticism by Members of the University of Oxford 3 (Oxford, 1891). [This contains the Greek text with English translation as well as a Latin translation of both the Syriac and Armenian versions].

Council of Neocaesarea (315 CE) [Back to Top]

  • J.-B. Pitra, Analecta sacra spicilegio solesmensi parata, Vol 4 (Paris, 1883). (Syriac edited by J.P.P Martin for the council of Neocaesarea here).

Council of Nicaea (325 CE) [Back to Top]

First Council of Constantinople (381 CE) [Back to Top]

 Council of Seleucia-Ktesiphon (410 CE) [Back to Top]

Council of Ephesus II (449 CE) [Back to Top]

 

Other Helpful Links [Back to Top]

A. Baumstark, Die christlichen Literaturen des Orients (Leipzig, 1911): 81-84.

––––––––––, "Frances Peña und die kirchenrechtliche Litteratur der Syrer", OC 3.1 (1903): 211-214.

––––––––––, Geshichte der syrischen Literatur, mit Ausschluss der christlich-palästinensischen Texte (Bonn, 1922): 262-263. 

P. Bedjan, Compendium Conciliorum oecumenicorum undecim (Paris, 1888). [An early modern translation]

F. C. Burkitt, Early Eastern Christianity: St. Margaret's Lectures 1904 on the Syriac-Speaking Church (London, 1904). [Chapter 4 examines marriage and the sacramets]

A. Mai, ed. Scriptorum veterum nova collectio e vaticanis codicibus editaTomus 10 (Rome, 1838). [Includes Latian translations of ecclesiastical law from Arabic, Turkish and Persian]

E. Sachau, "Von den rechtlichen Verhältnissen der Christen im Sasanidenreich", Ostasiatische Studien 1 (1907): 69-95.

I. O. de Urbina. Patrologia Syriaca (Rome, 1958): 224-25.