Jacob, Cyril Qurilos Yaʿqub (1912–199?) [Syr. Orth.]
He was born in ʿAynward in Ṭur ʿAbdin, and joined Dayr al-Zaʿfarān in 1928. In 1930 he was sent to Dayro d-Mor Yaʿqub in Ṣalaḥ were he was tonsured monk by Yūḥannā Kandūr, and then ordained a priest by Dionysios ʿAbdulnūr of Amid. He then served in Midyat, Karburan, Dirbasiyyeh in Syria, Zaḥle in Lebanon, Jerusalem, and Ḥama. In 1959 he was consecrated bp. by Ignatius Yaʿqub III, and in 1971 became the principal of St. Ephrem Seminary in ʿAṭshaneh. In 1975 he assisted Bp. Ivanios Afram in managing the diocese of Ṭur ʿAbdin. He emigrated to Europe and lived in Sweden for some time, then in the Netherlands at St. Ephrem Monastery in the 1980s, then in Sweden again where he died.
He co-authored with his brother Asmar Khoury a Ṭuroyo-Syriac lexicon entitled Mhadyono (Sweden, 1985), and composed many poems (some published in Bahro Suryoyo). A collection of his writings was ed. by Benjamin Atash (Glane, 1990).
- Macuch, Geschichte, 471.
- Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 125–126.
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George A. Kiraz, “Jacob, Cyril,” 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/Jacob-Cyril.
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Kiraz, George A. “Jacob, Cyril.” 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/Jacob-Cyril.
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