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  Alopen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alopen is the first recorded Christian missionary to reach China, during the Tang Dynasty.
He was an envoy of the Assyrian Church of the East (commonly labelled 'Nestorian') to the Chinese, but the mission did not gain widespread momentum.
The Tang Emperor of Alopen's time, Tang Taizong, was hospitable towards the church mission, but he did not embrace the faith, being a devout Buddhist like most Chinese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alopen   (160 words)

  
 Early western influence in Fujian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first known name of a westerner is that of Alopen and he came from Syria in about AD 635.
The scarcity of records of Western visitations means little, since it is known for example that the upper classes in the Tang dynasty favoured the employment of westerners as servants.
When Alopen arrived in Chang An (Xi’an) it is very unlikely that he would find himself the sole representative of a foreign land as did many later arrivals in the last couple of centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Early_western_influence_in_Fujian   (2140 words)

  
 Shroro: The Syriac Orthodox Christian Digest
In the place where Jesus the Messiah was born, the dwellers in the world saw bright light on the earth, a star of good omen dwelling in the sky." The simile that the star was as large as a cartwheel is interesting.
The Chinese assistant of Alopen was familiar with Buddhist sutras and we have reason to believe that the simile was taken from the Buddhist scriptures where the size of the lotus is compared with that of the cartwheel.
Indeed, St. Matthew is the Gospel par excellence for the Syriac Christians and Alopen used it as the basis of his narrative both in 7th Sutra of Jesus the Messiah and in its sequel.
www.socdigest.org /articles/05aug05.html   (3473 words)

  
 The Confessing Reader » Blog Archive » Christianity: a traditional Chinese religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bishop Alopen (as Assyrian Christians denote him) is believed to have been an early Nestorian missionary to the peoples of Central Asia, entering this area after the reestablishment of the Silk Road trade route that ran between China and the Middle East.
Alopen later became the metropolitan of the Church in the region.
Alopen arrived in Xian, the ancient imperial capital of China, in 635.
reader.classicalanglican.net /?p=138   (2953 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Emperor was pleased with Alopen 's achievement.
In the place where Jesus the Messiah was born, the dwellers in the world saw bright light on the earth, a star of good omen dwelling in the sky." The simile that the star was as large as a cartwheel proves to be interesting.
Indeed, St. Matthew is the Gospel par excellence for the Nestorians, and Alopen used it as the basis of his narrative both in 7he Sutra of Jesus the Messiah and in its sequel.
www.atour.org /news24.htm   (7666 words)

  
 SSPXAsia.com: History of Asian Missions
The name Alopen occurred in the inscription along with the Chinese name Ta-ch’in, which designated roughly the area we now call Syria.
Alopen, then, is the first Western visitor to China whose name is known.
Alopen arrived in China in 635 A.D. The Nestorians expanded and survived until 845 A.D. when an edict of the new emperor Wu Tsung eradicated them completely.
sspxasia.com /Documents/Catholic_History/For-The-Missions-Of-Asia-4.htm   (1702 words)

  
 Alopen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Alopen is the first recorded missionary to reach China during the Tang Dynasty.
He introduced the sect of Nestorian Christianity to the Chinese, but this movement did not gain widespread momentum.
The Tang Emperor of Alopen's time, Tang Taizong, was hospitable towards Nestorianism but he did not embrace the faith, he being a devout Buddhist like most Chinese.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Alopen.htm   (198 words)

  
 religions2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Christianity was first brought to China by the Nestorians in 635.
The followers of Nestorian Christianity spread their teachings with the help of a Persian called Alopen as their first missionary.
The symbol of Nestorianism was a cross with two spheres at the end of all four beams.
www.chinatravel.co.nz /religions2.htm   (165 words)

  
 Two Important Early Christian Heresies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Amazingly, Alopen was welcomed into the court of the Chinese emperor, who listened to Alopen with great interest.
In Alopen's works, Jesus doesn't come to die for our sins, but to bring the great raft to rescue all beings from the suffering sin causes.
Alopen had a genius for inculturating the gospel, for making the core teachings of Christianity understandable in the symbols and imagery of the country he was in.
www.yakrider.com /poetry_n_essays/Essays/early_christian_heresies.htm   (4331 words)

  
 personal site,life& opinions - the truth is out there
Thus, Alopen was able to make his historic journey to China.
By Imperial decree, Alopen was promoted to be great Spiritual Lord, Protector of the Empire, i.e.
Here Alopen's Chinese Buddhist assistant used his own interpretation and imagination to render Alopen's ideas into his own mould of thought.
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 Jehovahs Witness Discussion Forum - Topic: WT Attorneys Laugh: $50,000 Shunned Fathr's Bill (page 1)
In 635 the missionary Alopen (or O-lo-pen, possibly from Ruben or a Chinese word for monk) brought Christianity to China as determined by the fact that in 1625 near Chang-an (Hsi-an or Si-ngan-fu) a huge stone slab or monument written in Syriac and Chinese was dug up which states this.
During Alopen’s time China’s Emperor T’ai-tsung was tolerant toward Christianity and Buddhism, and he possibly even favored Christianity since his own mother was said to have been from a Turkish-Mongolian Chritian family.
The Chinese Christians of Nestorian branch said their faith had been there 700 years, possibly originating with the coming of Alopen, and their temple was dedicated to 3 apostles or earliest sent-forth leaders of pre-Nestorian Christianity which is East Syrian Christianity, namely the men Addai, Aggai and Mari.
www.jehovahs-witness.com /6/25552/1.ashx   (2572 words)

  
 Article Template   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is reported that by now more than 20 intact Han tombs have been found, from which nearly 500 pieces of engraved stones were discovered.
It is globally accepted that Christianity was first carried into China by a Syrian missionary Alopen in 635 A.D. the ninth year under the reign of "Zhenguan" of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.).
Some experts once raised doubts that Christianity may have entered China in an early time as the Eastern Han, but lack evidence.
www.pastornet.net.au /fwn/2003/jan/art18.html   (270 words)

  
 Seventh Century Church
According to The Cross and The Lotus by Lee Shiu Keung in 635, Bishop Alopen
fostering foreign religions., In 638 Alopen completed the first Christian
degree and Alopen was promoted to be Great Spiritual Lord, Protector of the
www.nestorian.org /seventh_century_church.html   (662 words)

  
 ASSIST News Service (ANS)
An even earlier Christianity which had been brought directly to Sian by the apostle Thomas in 64 AD had for the most part died out due to the closing of the Silk Road by the people of Turkestan.
In 638 Alopen completed the first Christian book in Chinese, "The Sutra of Jesus the Messiah."
This office was solely to manage the affairs of the many bishops, priests, monks and to see that all the sacraments were carefully observed.
www.assistnews.net /strategic/s0106020.htm   (1434 words)

  
 What is Alopen - Aussie Phorums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"alopen" with which JPG files should be associated.
A scan with NAV, Adaware, and Spybot shows no infections.
shows "alopen" is affiliated with some eastern religion.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I considered that safer than using automatic init/end for libraries, which, btw, is not portable.
Most work is done with alOpen functions and redirection functions.
Redirection provides automatic streaming from one stream to another.
marvin.kset.org /~elf/amp11lib/interface.txt   (375 words)

  
 Digging in China - Christianity Today magazine - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com
In about 1625 some Chinese digging the foundations of a house near Xian, China's ancient capital, chanced upon a fl marble monument.
The Chinese characters inscribed at the top said, "The Monument Commemorating the Propagation of the Ta-ch'in Luminous Religion in the Middle Kingdom." Syriac characters on the stone described the arrival of a missionary, Olopen (or Alopen), in 635.
The text also named Chinese emperors who had supported this religion and listed the religion's leaders, including one bishop, 28 presbyters, and 38 others, likely monks.
www.ctlibrary.com /8009   (1054 words)

  
 International Review of Mission: The Tao and the Logos: Lao Tzu and the Gospel of John.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Thus, it can be said that Lao Tzu is the first person to declare that the universe originated from nothingness without even having access to biblical cosmology.
In the year 635 AD, the first Christian missionary, Bishop Alopen of the Nestorian Church, arrived in China.
The above preview is from International Review of Mission, January 1, 1998.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:20576541&refid=holomed_1   (213 words)

  
 Orthodoxy in Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is the oldest Christian site in Asia, dating back to 638 AD, near the ancient Chinese capital of Sian, Xi'an (Chang'an).
On this site originally sat three Church buildings of The Assyrian (Nestorian) Church of the East who brought the Gospel to China beginning with Bishop Alopen in the year 635 immediately after The Silk Road was opened up after so many years of closure.
A project of the Orthodox Church of Taiwan
www.trinitylight.net /4images/details.php?image_id=342   (128 words)

  
 Did Apostles Go to China? - Christianity Today magazine - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com
Though this discovery may reset the date of Christianity's arrival by 550 years, Covell notes that the a.d.
635 meeting between Nestorian Christian Alopen and Chinese emperor T'ang T'ai Tsung had much greater influence.
For more information and to see a picture of the tombstone carvings, see:
www.ctlibrary.com /9931   (251 words)

  
 Evidence Emerges for Early Christians in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Amidst the rubble of centuries of broken tiles and delapidated wood beams, a classical Tang dynasty sculpture was discovered decorated at the bottom with the remains of an ancient statue of the Virgin Mary.
Until now, the only evidence of ancient Christianity in China has been the discovery in the 17th Century of the so-called "Nestorian Stone," a tablet that describes the arrival of Christian missionaries in 635 A.D. led by a Bishop Alopen.
For the full article, click Christianity in China
www.antiquities.net /china.htm   (181 words)

  
 Ogg Vorbis Issue - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I am using openAL with ogg vorbis for the sound in my engine, I wrote all of the classes and they compile fine, but when I run the alOpen() method the program crashes.
I call the method in main.cpp like so:
You may not use HTML in your posts
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