Timotheos II (fl. early 14th cent.) [Ch. of E.]
Cath. (1318–53?) and author. His baptismal name was Yawsep. Previously metropolitan of Erbil (Arbela), he was elected cath. at the Synod of 1318, and was the last cath. to be enthroned in the Church of Mar Mari in Kokhe (on the opposite bank of the Tigris to Ctesiphon). His treatise ‘On the Ecclesiastical Mysteries’, in 7 Books, remains an authoritative source up to the present day in the Ch. of E. The 7 Books cover: the Priesthood, the Consecration of the Church, Baptism, Eucharist, ‘the mystery of the perfecting of ministers’ (ordination), funeral rites, and betrothal-marriage (a detailed list of contents is given in Assemani, BibOr, III.1, 572–9).
- P. B Kadicheeni, The Mystery of Baptism (Bangalore, 1980). (Syr. with ET of Book 3)
- J. Kochuparampil, The Mystery of the Eucharist. Syriac critical text, translation and studies of the chapter ‘On the Mysteries of the Body and the Blood’ from ‘The Causes of the Seven Mysteries of the Church’ by Patriarch Timothy II (1318–1332) (Excerpta e Dissertatione, Pontificio Istituto Orientale; Rome, 2000). (Syr. with ET of Book 4)
- W. Toma, The Mystery of the Church. Syriac critical edition and translation of the Rite of the Consecration of the Altar with Oil and the Chapter ‘On the Consecration of the Church’ from the Book of the Seven Causes of the Mysteries of the Church by Patriarch Timothy II (1318–1332) (Excerpta e Dissertatione, Pontificio Istituto Orientale; Rome, 2007). (Syr. with ET of Book 2)
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Sebastian P. Brock, “Timotheos II,” 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/Timotheos-II.
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Brock, Sebastian P. “Timotheos II.” 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/Timotheos-II.
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