Athelstan Riley

PemBook: Syriac Manuscript (in case)

Student, 1879-1883

Athelstan Riley (1858-1945) was a hymn writer and translator. He travelled extensively in the Middle East, with a particular interest in uniting the Greek, Russian and Armenian Orthodox churches, although he himself was a committed Anglican. He was a keen book collector, particularly of Syriac texts, some of which he left to the college.

Other Works:

Athos : or, The mountain of the monks (1887)

The Archbishop of Canterbury's mission to the Assyrian Christians (1891)

A guide to high mass abroad : being a manual for the use of English churchmen attending the celebration of the eucharist in Roman Catholic countries (1924)

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