Ya`qub mfasqono (the dismembered), the Persian Martyr. He came from a
Christian family in Beth Lapat (western Iran) and had a post in the
court of the shah Yazdgird I (389-421). In order to please the shah
he denied his faith, but he was so shaken by a letter from his mother
and wife rebuking him that he repented. He was subsequently denounced
to the shah, and on refusing to deny Christ a second time he was
condemned to be killed by having each limb cut off one by one. Verses
from the Psalms sustained him during his horrific ordeal. His
martyrdom took place on Friday 27th November 420 or 421. His memory
is commemorated on the Syriac Orthodox calendar on 27th November.
(Source: Brock, S.P. and Witakowski, W., "The Hidden Pearl: The
Syrian Orthodox Church and Its Ancient Aramaic Heritage," Vol. III,
--- In SOR-Forum@y..., "Thomas Daniel" <daniel_reji@h...> wrote:
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> Shlomo Alokh
> could any one suggest me a site where in i can find
> the details of Mor Yakub M'pskho a syriac saint who
> was martyred by cutting into inches. we have a Cross
> in our place in India where in his relic is preserved.
> i shall be grateful for the information.
> with humble prayers
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