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The New Website of the Pappas Patristic Institute

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Mullany Gallery Chi Rho Roundel Pappas Patristic Institute

Welcome to the new website of the Pappas Patristic Institute. Among the first things you will notice on our site is the late-antique roundel of the Chi Rho (left) featured on our site's banner. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of a Christogram, made by superimposing the first two (capital) letters, chi and rho, of the Greek word XPICTOC. On either side of the Chi Rho are the Greek letters Α and ω, from Revelation 1:8, I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

This outstanding carving, dated to the 5th or 6th century, comes from the Mullany Gallery in London, which has kindly given permission for this image to be used here for educational purposes. You may wish to visit the Mullany Gallery's website here (and be sure to visit their Instagram page, which showcases beautiful images of their pieces).

As you browse the website of the Pappas Patristic Institute, you will learn about the past work of the Institute and the new projects and research initiatives that the PPI is undertaking for 2021-2022. You will also be able to access a large number of resources for the study of the Church Fathers and their world.

Our new site includes an About page, where you can read about the Institute, its Director and Assistant Director, and the Administrative Board of the Institute.

The site also features a Blog that will feature news, updates, and reflections from Fr. Maximos Constas and other guest scholars in the field of patristics.

Under Conferences and Events you can learn about upcoming colloquia, symposia, summer courses, and other happenings in Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, and Byzantine Studies.

Our Links and Resources page offers an extensive list of websites, databases, and online tools to help you delve deeper into the study of the Church Fathers.

Please feel free to reach out to us at, and be sure t0 enter your email and Subscribe below to receive updates from our site and stay in contact with the Institute.

We hope you enjoy your time on our page!


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