"Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your
And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The PIO's Endangered Books on Eastern Christianity

The great Byzantine liturgical historian Robert Taft

explains in this article, "Bad Bookworms: Precious Library Collection on Christian East Risks Ruin," the state of the collection at the Pontificio Istituto Orientale in Rome. (The PIO not only houses some of the most invaluable Eastern Christian works in the world, but continues to publish much excellent scholarship in such organs as the journal Orientalia Christiana Periodica, whose most recent table of contents you may read here, as well as the Orientalia Christiania Analecta.) 

If you know of ways to help, or know people with funds or the types of expertise noted in the article, why not consider contacting the PIO directly? 

Eastern Christian bibliophiles of the world--unite!

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