Mor Joseph of Edessa is the 'First Jacobite Delegate' in India?
- Dear Website maintaining Persons & Readers,
Most of Malankara Church historians mentioned Mor Joseph is the First Jacobite Delegate is Mor Joseph of Edessa(A.D.345,Syrian Canonisation). Is it correct? Because before Syrian Canonisation one Jacobite Delegate, Mor Pantenus(He was Bishop? Some church historians consider he was a Bishop,Catholic Church called St.Pantenus)who sent by Moran Mor Dematriyos, the 12th Patriach of Alexandria. Eusebius said that he visited India(Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, 5.10)
Mor Pantenus was the main supporter of Serapion (Patriarch of Antioch) for acting against the influence of Gnosticism. (Some unathorised documents said that Patriarch Serapion ordained him as a priest?.
Above mentioned details cleraly described a lot of World Church historians. Modern Historians also have the same openion.But some Malankara historians and Jacobite Church websites not mentioned properly about Mor Pantenus.
Rev. Dn. Prince Mannathoor