Type 5862
(formerly typ/3883)

Βολὰς καθάπερ μυστικῶν διδαγμάτων
διττὰς ἐπαφεὶς τῷ καλῷ Τιμοθέῳ
σκεῦος τὸ σεπτὸν οὐρανοδρόμος Παῦλος
ἡμῖν δι’ αὐτοῦ σωστικὴν ἕλκει χάριν·
Ἐπιστολὰς ἄριστα τοῖς ἐπισκόποις
ἀποστολικῶς καὶ συνεργῶν καὶ γράφων
Παῦλος ὁ λαμπτὴρ τὸ στόμα τοῦ Δεσπότου
διευθετεῖ κάλλιστα τὴν Ἐκκλησίαν·
τούτοις δὲ λοιπὸν συνεπιστέλλει πλέον
ὁ γλῶτταν αὐχῶν τὴν χρυσῆν ἐν τοῖς λόγοις.
Τὸ στόμα Παύλου στόμα τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου
καὶ νοῦς ὁ τούτου, νοῦς ὁ τοῦ Παύλου πάλιν·
ἀφ’ ὧν δὲ στόμα καὶ γλῶσσαν καὶ καρδίαν
αὐτὸς ὁ Χριστός ἐστι ῥητρεύων μέσον.
Title(s) In Ioann. Chrysostomi homilias
Text source S. Eustratiades 1917, Ἁγιορειτικῶν κωδίκων σημειώματα, Γρηγόριος ὁ Παλαμᾶς, 1, 49-771: 160
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Author-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Praise of the author
Translation(s) By shooting two arrows, as it were, of mystical teachings,
towards the gentle Timothy,
the revered vessel, Paul, who runs in heaven,
draws for us – through Timothy – the redeeming grace.
By writing excellent epistles to the bishops
and collaborating with them in an apostolic way
Paul, the lantern, the Lord’s mouth,
organizes the Church most beautifully.
More letters are sent to them by the one
who is distinguished for his golden tongue in speeches.
Paul’s mouth is Chrysostom’s mouth
and the latter’s mind is also Paul’s mind,
but by means of their mouth, tongue and heart,
it is Christ himself who speaks.
K. Demoen, R. Ricceri, M. Tomadaki 2021, Paul in Byzantine Book Epigrams, in M. Cacouros, J. Sautel (eds.), Des cahiers à l'histoire de la culture à Byzance. Hommage à Paul Canart, codicologue (1927-2017), Leuven / Paris / Bristol, 117-134: 127
Number of verses 14
Occurrence(s) [25422] Βολάς καθάπερ μυστικῶν διδαγμάτων [12th c.]
ATHOS - Mone Megistes Lauras Γ 92 (Eustratiades 332) [12th c.] (f. 124r)
(14 verses)

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