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  • Fr.Dr.BIJI CHIRATHILATTU MARKOSE
    Since the sixth century itself the Syrian Orthodox Church was nicknamed after its greatest organizer, Bishop of Edessa Jacob Baradaeus (Yaqub Burdono
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      Since the sixth century itself the Syrian Orthodox
      Church was nicknamed after its greatest organizer,
      Bishop of Edessa Jacob Baradaeus (Yaqub Burdono
      AlsJND BN}s\d.30 July 578). He was called Baradaeus
      because of the simplicity of his dress. Cf. Abbeloos,
      J. B. and Lamy, T. J. (ed. and transl.): Gregorii
      Bar-Hebraei Chronicon Ecclesiasticum, I-III,
      Paris-Louvain, 1872-1877, cols. 97-99. (The word
      ssJND means saddle-cloth and Jacob is said to have
      been wearing a horse-cloth for his cloak. Cf. PAYNE- SMITH:
      Dictionary, p. 39) When the Church was weakened after the
      christological conflicts during and after the Chalcedonian
      council and when the Patriarch Severius had to flee to
      Egypt in AD 518, Jacob re-organized the Church and ordained
      many priests. Cf.Wigram: The separation of the Monophysites,
      London, 1923, pp. 133-138 for the biography of Jacob Baradaeus
      and Chronicon Ecclesiasticum I-II, cols. 216f, 218f, 236, 240,
      244 and III, cols. 98-100 for his activities. We see the term
      first used in Michael the Great´s description of the inner
      -monophysitic quarrel between Jacob Baradaeus and Paulos
      of Bet-Ukomo. Even though today the name is not officially
      seen as the suitable one to describe the Syrian Orthodox
      Church, the above given quotation from the Chronicon
      Ecclesiasticum reveals that in the times of Bar Ebroyo it
      was not wrong to describe themselves so.

      With Love and Prayers
      Fr.Dr.BIJI CHIRATHILATTU MARKOSE
      Vicar of the St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Congregation
      Vienna,
      Austria
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      From the Desk of Moderators

      The above note about YakubBurdono and the term Jacobite
      from his (Fr.Dr.BIJI CHIRATHILATTU MARKOSE) frothcoming
      book (Prayers and Fasts according to Bar Ebroyo).

      We thank respected Achan for sharing the note from his
      forthcoming book for the forum and its members.
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