John II of the Sedre
|Saint John II of the Sedre|
|Died||14 December 648|
|Honored in||Orthodox Christianity|
John was a monk at Monastery of Ousebuna before becoming the secretary of Patriarch Athanasius I Gammolo of Antioch. In 628 John was dispatched to the court of Kavadh II. John was consecrated as patriarch in 631.
During his period as patriarch, the Rashidun Caliphate conquered the Levant. Later, around 643, the Gospels were translated from Syriac into Arabic at the request of the Emir Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas. In 648, John died and was entombed in Amida, in the temple of Lord Zecuro.
- The Chronicle of Zuqnin, in Palmer, West-Syrian Chronicles pp. 57–8 (years after Alexander the Great 955, 961)
- J. Martikainen, Göttinger Orientforschungen, Reihe Syriaca 34; 1991
Athanasius I Gammolo
|Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
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