Baselios Gewargis (d. 1748) [Syr. Orth.]
Scribe and bp. of al-Bsheriyyeh (1707–48). He was born in Aleppo to Ibrāhīm b. ʿAbd al-Nūr and Naslikhan. He became a monk in 1701, and was later ordained priest. Baselios was consecrated bp. of Bsheriyyeh in 1707, after which he built a monastery dedicated to Mor Quryaqos with assistance from Patr. Giwargis II, Bp. ʿAbd al-Aḥad of Jerusalem, and Bp. Giwargi of Edessa. He died in 1748 and was buried in the monastery he built. He was a talented scribe. Patr. Afram Barsoum discovered an Anaphora by Baselios at Dayr al-Zaʿfarān.
- A. Barsoum, PatMagJe 5 (1938), 144.
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George A. Kiraz, “Baselios Gewargis,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Baselios-Gewargis.
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Kiraz, George A. “Baselios Gewargis.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Baselios-Gewargis.
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