An English translation of Blessed Andrew Speaking in tongues

An English translation of Andrew the Fool speaking in tongues. As found in the Vita S. Andreae Sali by Nicephori Presbyteri.

Andrew the Fool, often cited as Andrew of Constantinople, or Andrew Salus, was a christian follower known for his odd lifestyle that would be classified under some form of a mental illness by today’s standards. However, many biographers believe it was a ruse purposely done by Andrew. There is a rich tradition of holy fools in Eastern Orthodox literature.

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Blessed Andrew speaking in tongues — the original texts

Andrew of Constantinople speaking in tongues – the original Greek and Latin.

Andrew of Constantinople, also known as Andrew the Fool, lived in the tenth-century. An English translation along with technical notes will be posted within the next seven days.

First reference to speaking in tongues

As found in Nicephori Presbyteri. Vita S. Andreae Sali. MPG. Vol. 111. Col. 699 — 702


ξʹ. Ταῦτα αὐτῶν ὁμιλούντων εἷς τῶν οἰκετων Ἐπιφανίου, ὁ ἁφωρισμένος εἰς τὸ ὀψώνιον τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτου,

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