Feast Day of Mor Yacqub Burd`ono
- Mor Yacqub Burd`ono (Jacob Baradeus)
Day of Rememberance : November 28th
We do celebrate the rememberance of the Holy Father, Mor Yacqub
Burd`ono, celebrity of Edessa , one among the real chief of the
Syrian Church (known after him as Jacobites) tomorrow the 28th of
I am not re-phrasing history again,but on this occasion let me try
to draw few parallels..
>By the year 544, the Syriac Church was in an abysmal situation withDid we see a similar situation in Malankara through end 90s and
>only three bishops remaining. It was at this time that Mor Yacqub
>Burd`ono (Jacob Baradeus) emerged to rejuvenate the Church. Mor
>Yacqub traveled to Constantinople for an audience with Empress
>Theodora, the daughter of a Syriac Orthodox priest from Mabbug
>according to Syriac Orthodox sources, and wife of Emperor Justinian.
>Theodora used her influence to get Jacob ordained as bishop in 544.
early 2000?Didn't we see our beloved Bava Thirumeni traveling to
>Later, Mor Yacqub would travel across the entire land reviving theCan we draw a parallel here with days now..?
>Church. He managed to consecrate 27 bishops and hundreds of priests
> A few centuries later, adversaries labeled the Syriac OrthodoxMalankara
>Church `Jacobite' after St. Jacob. Earlier,The Universal Syriac
>Orthodox Church rejected this belittling label which wrongly
>suggested that the Church was founded by Mor Yacqub.We, The
>Church is proud to have this name till date as we do know what itCan we still see the same effort from few of our brothers around..
>means and do understand how much our church-leaders have suffered in
Food for thought: Because of the efforts of the great saint,our
church could sail through the then turbulent waters..and we are in
this decade..lost in storm again..Its our turn NOW.
O Lord, your faithful servant Mor Yacqub Burd`ono, your beloved
one, has preached your divinity to us. Through his intercession and
for the sake of the Mother of God, guard your Church and your flock
from their enemies, O most merciful Christ our God!