Type 1893
(formerly typ/22)

Βροντῶν τὰ θεῖα τῇ βοῇ τῶν δογμάτων
ἤχησας ὄντως τὴν ὑπ' οὐρανόν, μάκαρ˙
καὶ πάσας ἀπρὶξ μαράνας τὰς αἱρέσεις
τὸν κόσμον ἐστήριξας ἐν τοῖς σοῖς λόγοις.
Πηγὴν ἄληκτον παγχρύσων λόγων βλύσας
ὅλην κατάρδεις τὴν ὑφήλιον, μάκαρ˙
θύρας δ' ἀνοίγων τοῖς βροτοῖς σωτηρίας
εἰς οὐρανοὺς τὸν κόσμον ἐκπέμπεις ὅλον.
Ἤστραψας αἴγλῃ τοῦ φαεινοῦ σου βίου,
καί φαιδρύνεις τὸν κόσμον ἔργοις καὶ λόγοις˙
λαβὼν δὲ τὰς κλεῖς κ' αὐτὸς ὡς Πέτρος νέος
φύλαξ ὑπάρχεις τῆς πάσης ἐκκλησίας.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Theodore of Stoudios (759-826) - PBE: 7369 - PMBZ: 18819: "Personenkennziffer: 7574/corr." (abbas of the Monastery of Stoudios < Konstantinoupolis < Turkey)
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Critical Notes Critical text by Somers (1999: 539-540).
Comment This poem is a combination of three poems of Theodoros Stoudites (poems 67-72-66), of which in fact only the first is a poem on Gregory (the two others on John Chrysostom and Basil the Great)

Lauxtermann (2003: 171): The epigram alludes to certain Biblical passages: for τὴν ὑπ' οὐρανόν; see Luke 17:24; for μωράνας, see Paul, 1 Cor. 1:20; and for τὸν κόσμον ἐστήριξας, see the beginning of the book Genesis'.

See also the hymn on St. Gregory by Theodore of Stoudios, incipit: 'Τὰ σοφώτατα τῆς φλογερῆς σου γλώττης ἔπη'.

1-4: 5-8: 9-12:

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Number of verses 12
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 321: "Theod. Studites, In s. Basilium"
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