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 Euchē ekphōnētheisai epi tē eis tēn Epheson eisodō hēmōn
(176 words)

‘Prayer to be spoken at our entry to Ephesus’

Manuel Gabalas

Date: 1339

Original Language: Greek


As its title indicates, this prayer was delivered on the occasion of Gabalas’ entry into Ephesus, his metropolitan see, in 1339. In it, Gabalas asks God to provide him with the same power as the apostles whom he sent to ‛the nations’ (taethnē). In general, the intention of the prayer is to request from God the salvation of the oppressed Christians, using v…

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Pahlitzsch, Johannes, “ Euchē ekphōnētheisai epi tē eis tēn Epheson eisodō hēmōn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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