Synods of the Church of the East

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Translated from the Syriac Text in J. –B. Chabot, Synodicon orientale ou recueil de synodes Nestoriens (Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1902).

Part 1 – The Synod of Mar Isaac (410 CE) – In Progress – Last Updated: Oct. 12, 2017 Translated by Mark Steven Francois

With the help of the living God, we are writing the synodicals which were decreed from time to time by our holy fathers in the region of the East and the canons which were decreed by Mar Marutha, bishop of Maipherqat, when he went down to Persia[1] in an embassy in the days of Yazdegerd the king[2] and in the days of Mar Isaac, the Catholicos, who resided in Saliq and Ctesiphon.

(Further translation of this section will be added as the translation progresses)

[1] Syr. ܠܒܝܬ ܦܪ̈ܣܝܐ.

[2] I.e. Yazdegerd I (r. 399-429). See Touraj Daryaee, Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (London: I.B. Tauris), 21.