Posts made in March, 2014

A Tribute to Bishop Mor Gregorius Bulus Behnam (1914-1969) / Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Articles, Library, Tribute to Dr. Matti Moosa | Comments Off on A Tribute to Bishop Mor Gregorius Bulus Behnam (1914-1969) / Dr. Matti Moosa

A Tribute to Bishop Mor Gregorius Bulus Behnam (1914-1969)   Matti Moosa The first time I set my eyes on the young monk, Sarkis Behnam, later to be known as Bishop Gregorius Bulus Behnam, was on August 15, 1935 at the ancient Monastery of St. Matthew near Mosul, Iraq. On that day, Sarkis and three other students of the monastery’s seminary were ordained as monks.  Many dignitaries from Mosul and the neighboring villages went up to the monastery to attend the ordination ceremony. I was only eleven years old when my father took me along with him to witness the ceremony. I vividly remember...

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MICHAEL THE SYRIAN AS A SOURCE FOR ECONOMIC HISTORY – Dr. Michael G. Morony

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on MICHAEL THE SYRIAN AS A SOURCE FOR ECONOMIC HISTORY – Dr. Michael G. Morony

Prepared for the Symposium on Mor Michael the syrian Damascus, October !-8, 1999 Claude Cahen, in a famous article, analyzed economic conditions in the Jazira’ in the third quarter of the eighth century C.E. based on information in the Syriac Chronicle of Zugnin. In partial homage to his work the object here is to evaluate the economic information contained in the monumental universal history of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch, Michael the Syrian (1166-1199). Most of this information concerns conditions affecting agricultural production, livestock, the labor force, property, and...

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ARABIC ISLAMIC CONQUESTS IN THE CHRONICLE OF SAINT MICHAEL THE GREAT Archbishop George Saliba

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Articles, Library | 2 comments

-The book is substantial and great since the beginning of creation until 1193, but therein you read about events which happened in 1195. -It deals with history in general but particularly the church, and the mention of political events and news of wars and kings is often mentioned in connection with the church.   -History adopts many calendars, of which the years of creation.. The foundation of Babel.. The incarnation of God in the flesh… The history or Greece, which starts with Alexander in 311 BC which is adopted in the book, and which is adopted by the Syriarn writers and...

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EDESSA IN THE ERA OF PATRIARCH MICHAEL THE SYRIAN – Rev. Joseph Tarzi, Ph.D.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on EDESSA IN THE ERA OF PATRIARCH MICHAEL THE SYRIAN – Rev. Joseph Tarzi, Ph.D.

INTRODUCTION The year 1999 not only marked the 800th anniversary of the departure of Patriarch Michael the Great, but also the 7Sth anniversary of the forced mass-exodus of the Syrian Orthodox people of Edessa, and the movement of the Syrian Church of Edessa to Aleppo, Syria. In an attempt to combine the two occasions, I chose the topic of my paper to be “Edessa at the time of Patriarch Michael the Great.” Although Patriarch Michael was born in 1126, and died in 1199, the period covered in this presentation is almost entirely the 12th century, that is from the year 1100 to...

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Maronites and the Anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great – Fadi BARUDI

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Maronites and the Anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great – Fadi BARUDI

The maphrian Grigorios Ibn-al’Ibri (Barhebraeus-13th c.) is the author ofa book entitled “Manarat al-Aqdaas”. The same title was given to a book by the Maronite patriarch and historian Istifan ad-Duwayhi (17th c.) which implies that he was inspired by the title used by his predecessor. However, what concerns us in ad- Duwayhi’s book here is the part in which the historian refers to the anaphora of Patriach Mikhail the Great and which was used among other Syriac anaphorae current in the liturgy of the Maronite Church. In his description of the word anaphora, the number...

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