249. Metropolitan Abu al-Wafa of Hisn Kifa

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Metropolitan Abu al-Wafa of Hisn Kifa

Abu al-Wafa was born at Hisn Kifa, and was ordained a metropolitan for some of the dioceses in Tur Abdin, probably in the middle of the fourteenth century. We have read a husoyo by him in the book of Husoyos at the church of Hisn Kifa transcribed in 1507, praising Mar Nicolaus (Zakka), bishop of Mira. It begins thus: “Praise be to Him who glorifies the memory of his heroes in all the ages.” This is all that we know about him.

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