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  Babai the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Babai the Great was born in Beth Ainata in Beth Zabdai.
To circumvent the royal proscription, Babai the Great was appointed 'visitor of the monasteries' of the north, and administered the church in collaboration with Archdeacon Mar Aba.
Babai the Great and Mar Aba administered the Nestorian Church for 17 years until Chosroes II was murdered in 628.
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Babai came to be known as an expert swimmer and brawny.
Babai also expressed his pleasure, introduced each one of us to the audience and turned over the money he had received to the Siva temple.
My babai, who stood by me through out my childhood, gave me indelible childhood memories, was gone without receiving anything from me. The lives of some people are meant to be so, I suppose, only to share it with others'.
www.thulika.net /2006July/MYUNCLE.html   (2040 words)

 Nestorius and Nestorianism
In this work he claims that his faith is that of the celebrated "Tome", or letter of Leo the Great to Flavian, and excuses his failure to appeal to Rome by the general prejudice of which he was the victim.
It would seem that Babai means that "a man" (individuum vagum) is the hypostasis, but not the person, until we add the individual characteristics by which he is known to be Peter or Paul.
As to the nature of the union, Babai falls on the Antiochene saying that it is ineffable, and prefers the usual metaphors -- assumption, inhabitation, temple, vesture, junction-to any definition of the union.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/n/nestorius_and_nestorianism.html   (5276 words)

 Babai the Great - Slider
Babai the Great was born in Beth Ainata in Beth Zabdai His parents were well to do and he received a primary education in the Persian books.
Babai in the 'Book of Union' teaches two qnome (hypostasis, essence), which are unmingled but everlastingly united in one parsopa (person, character, identity).
Clearly, to Babai, Christ is both God and man. But he could not tolerate any form of Theopaschism (the believe that God suffered), be it the divinity itself, the Trinity, or one of the hypostases of the Trinity.
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 The Christianity of the Qur'an Uncovered - Part 3
Babai forwarded strongly the idea that the soul, though existing apart from the body was not a complete entity, and lacked knowledge and memory.
Besides quoting scriptural passages to prove this theory (ie Genesis, James etc.) Babai cited the legend of _The Seven Sleepers_.(7) Of course, the story of the Fellows of the Cave (The Sleepers) appears in sura 18 of the Qur'an.
Babai was for a long period of time the actual leader of the Church, and his doctrine dominated the discussions of the Nestorians for centuries, even through the tenth century CE.
www.answering-islam.org /Quran/Sources/qurchr3.html   (2264 words)

 Nestorianism Summary
Historical references to Nestorians are to the Assyrian Church of the East, commonly described as Nestorian because it refused to drop support for Nestorius and denounce him as an heretic.
However the church of the east does not teach Nestorianism, but rather teaches the view of Babai the Great, that Christ has two qnome (essences) which are unmingled and eternally united in one parsopa (personality).
Babai the Great (551–628), who was also the unofficial head of the Church at that time and revived the Assyrian monastic movement, refuted him and in the process wrote the normative Christology of the Assyrian Church, based on Theodore of Mopsuestia.
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 Syriac Language and Literature
In the time of Alexander the Great, Aramaic was the official language of all the nations from Asia Minor to Persia, from Armenia to Arabian Peninsula.
Among the Nestorians the literature of the seventh century begins with Babai the Great, Abbot of Mount Izla, who governed the Church of Persia during the vacancy of the patriarchal see (608-29) brought about by the hostility of Khusrau II.
The great services rendered to scholarship by translations which form a large part of Syriac literature should not be lost sight of; they include both profane and Christian works.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/s/syriac_language_and_literature.html   (5690 words)

 Chiesa assira   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Babai the Great together with Archdeacon Mar Aba administered the church without the authority vested in the position of the Catholicos.
But in his official position as 'visitor of the monasteries of the north' Babai had the authority to investigate the orthodoxy of the monks and monasteries of northern Mesopotamia and to enforce discipline.
Babai the Great and his co-religionists worked hard to defend the legacy of Theodore: rival schools were set up in Nisibis and Balad, and the monastery of Mar Abraham, headed by Babai, took in a number of students from the school of Nisibis.
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 Writings of the Syriac Church Fathers
Ephraem the Great, called the Prophet of the Syriacs, wrote a commentary on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, the Kings, the Psalms, Isaiah, the Twelve Prophets, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel; besides other books and Epistles on the faith of the Church, poems, anthems, and hymns, and the Anneedhé, [Services for the dead].
Babai the Great wrote eighty-three books, in one of which he gives an account of the origin of the Feast of Palms, a dissertation on the union of Christ's humanity and divinity, and an exposition of the Book of Hundreds.
The Greek Emperors Constantine, Leo, and Theodosius the Great, convened the Synods of the Westerns, that of the Apostles, of Nice, of Byzantium, of Gangra, the false one of Ephesus, that of Chalcedon, of Antioch, and the -- -- of the Greek Emperors.
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 History of the Nestorian Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
These Christians did not have great material means nor were they able to engage in planning great missionary strategies, computerized and perfected in world conferences, to win the world in our time.
Yet they carried the torch of the Gospel all across the vast Asian continent, at the cost of great personal suffering and often martyrdom, for untold numbers of laymen and clergy alike were led by the Holy Spirit to push the frontiers of the Kingdom of God far and wide.
Great gifts were given to the missionaries, but they distributed everything given them in the best way to serve the spreading of the words of Christ, and many souls were won.
www.nestorian.org /history_of_the_nestorian_churc.html   (2076 words)

 The Persian Sufism
Sufism is like that great oak-tree, standing in the middle of the meadow: no one witnessed its planting, no one beheld its beginning, but now the flourishing tree speaks for itself, is true to origins which it has forgotten, has taken for granted.
He recommends the study of the sayings of the great mystcis because, as he says, 'their utterances are the result of spiritual enterprise and experience, not of mechanical learning and repetition of what others have said.
These inquirers, formed in the school of a great sheikh, a Pir u Murshid (spiritual father and guide), propagated his teaching, became spiritual Masters in their turn, formed other disciples, and so collaborated in the formation of a spiritual chain (silsileh), the personages forming which are often enumerated in detail.
www.rumi.org.uk /sufism/persian_sufism.htm   (5181 words)

 The Sea Slug Forum - Phyllidia babai
Phyllidia babai is closest to Phyllidia ocellata, but the two are distinct species.
babai include: the very pale yellow to cream dorsum; fl rings with a central, white, conical tubercle; the fine yellow edge to the mantle; rhinophoral clavus possessing 21-24 lamellae; the rim of the rhinophoral pocket edged in white; pale cream-white ventral coloration; white pointed oral tentacles tipped in yellow with long lateral grooves.
Phyllidia exquisita and Phyllidia willani are similar to the present species as they all have pale background coloration.
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 Diocese of St. Thomas, Las Vegas NV
The Chronicle of Edessa records a great flood in the year 201 in the city which destroyed the palace of King Abgar and damaged the nave of the Christian church building.
The period from 340 to 363 and 379 (or 383) to 401 is known as the Great Persian Persecution.
Babai the Great, abbot of the Great Monastery on Mt. Izla, was elected by a number of metropolitans and bishops to the post of Inspector of Monasteries which enabled him to travel freely.
www.dioceseofstthomas.org /succession.html   (7574 words)

 Eastern Patriarchates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Lately though, the Latin Patriarchate has been revived after a slumber of 598 years, demonstrating that the permanent demise of anything in the Middle East is not a safe assumption.
Patriarch Mar Shimun IV Bassidi ruled that his office would only pass to members of his own family (to a nephew, since the Patriarch was celibate).
In 1551, Yohanan (or Hanna) Sulaqa (or Soulaqa) was declared a rival Patriarch.
www.hostkingdom.net /orthodox.html   (1948 words)

 Amazon.com: "Babai the Great": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Certainly, for the most important theologian of the Church of the East, Babai the Great (who died in 628),24 it was Theodore who served as the norm for orthodoxy, in much the same way that...
Babai the Great (t 628), of whom more will be said later, rejected him as an Origenist, Theopaschist, and Monophysite.
Henana had actually taught.30 But a far more powerful voice from the monasteries soon joined in the attack, that of Babai the Great, who was fast becoming the most active and influential figure in the Nestorian ecclesiastical hierarchy.
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 Bawai the Great Speaks Concerning Faith
This teaching of faith was confirmed by all the rest of the Apostles and of the trustworthy fathers who followed after them.
The great statement of faith established at Nicea begins, "We believe in one God, the omnipotent Father," and then proceeds to describe certain characteristics of the Godhead and to set forth the faith concerning the dispensation of God the Word in the flesh.
May his bright light shine in me through his grace and abundant mercies, to perfect his will and fulfill the task of teaching, to the profit of his faithful worshippers and to the praise of his worshipful greatness, with his Father and the Holy Spirit, yea and amen.
www.cired.org /faith/bawai.html   (1104 words)

 Iran Heritage
He was a great poet and his gift for language made him a master of the Syriac idioms.
He was a devoted follower of the sciences and supported the great translation movement of the 8th century AD.
Julfa was subjected to great suffering at the time of the invasion of the Afghan leader Mahmood.
www.iran-heritage.org /interestgroups/christianity-article1.htm   (8519 words)

 :: Department of Irrigation :: Ongoing Irrigation Projects: Babai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The project was designed in 1983 to irrigate 13,420 ha of land in Bardia district by constructing or weir cum bridge over Babai River at Parewa Odar along the East-West Highway.
The project could not be taken up during FY 2044/45 (1987/88) due to budgetary constraints of HMG.
Introduction: Babai was identified as an irrigation Project on 2024 B.S. Feasibility study had been carried out by Tahal Consultancy Service on 2031/32 B.S. followed by Deatail Feasibility on 2037/38.
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 July 3, 2001
All of the great cultural accomplishments of the Assyrian Christians have been in the Church.
These are great accomplishments that were done by devout Assyrian Christians and should be a source of pride for Assyrians today.
The hitherto unknown interests and talents of the great crime writer are told through archaeological finds from the sites on which she worked with her husband Max Mallowan at Ur, Nineveh and Nimrud.
www.zindamagazine.com /html/archives/2001/7.16.01/index.php   (8887 words)

 NIPOC Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County California Iranian Cultural Events
Sona Babai counts good health, a loving mother-in-law and 10 children as the biggest blessings of a long and fruitful life.
But the petite woman with clear brown eyes and snowy white hair cut a distinctive figure as several news cameras recorded her slow walk to the front of the cavernous hall, stooped but steady, unassisted except for a cane.
Babai said she wanted to naturalize as a sign of gratitude to America for embracing her children, four of whom live here, and allowing their families to thrive as restaurateurs, business consultants, architects, engineers, dentists and other professionals.
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 Chart of the Syro-Phoenician Church from 525 A.D. till 1724
Dadisho` was succeeded as director by Babai the Great or 'the Archimandrite' or 'the Elder' (he lived AD 569-629).
Babai had studied at Beth Zahbdai and at the School of Nisibis where he had also taught.
Babai's most important works were his commentaries on the whole bible.
phoenicia.org /historychartchristian.html   (8772 words)

 Religions of Iran: A Brief History of Christianity in Iran [Page 1]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
His scholarship helped the church to be built on strong biblical and theological foundations and was later honored by the title Rabban the Great'.
The fame of this theological seminary was so great that it inspired the Italian Pope to establish the Cassiodorus's monastery at Vivarium.
The official teaching of the Nestorian Church at the time of Khosro II is preserved in the treatise "De Unione" composed by the energetic monk Babai the Great.
www.iranchamber.com /religions/history_of_christianity_iran1.php   (4007 words)

 Isaac of Syria- Nestorian? - Eastern Christian Spirituality - tribe.net
Yes, I think he was Nestorian in a sense, but for that matter the whole Assyrian Church was after the council of Ephesus in 431, because they refused to denounce Nestorius as a heretic.
Their Christology eventual was worked out by Babai the Great (c600) - stating that Christ had 2 essences, unmingled, but eternally united in one personality.
The writings of the saints and fathers must be taken as a whole, and not piece by piece.
exoriente.tribe.net /thread/0784e867-1d40-4b13-9dad-53da49e56596   (558 words)

 Babai the Great - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Babai the Great - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
His parents were well to do and he received a primary education in the Persian books.
In Greek Christology, hypostasis comes close in meaning to 'person', but for Babai qnome and person are two entirely different things.
education.music.us /B/Babai-the-Great.htm   (1507 words)

 Subhalmaran The Book of Gifts
He was a contemporary of Catholicos Gregory I, of the monastic reformer Babai the Great, and of the writer Barhadbesabba.
The Syriac material, found in British Library Oriental Manuscript 6714, is there passed off as a single work, but is an editorial collection of five pieces on asceticism and one on the Last Things.
This last is similar to, possibly the same as, a piece known elsewhere as being by Babai the Great.
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 Gouden Hoorn 5,1: Edip Aydın   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Philoxenus of Mabbug (died 523) in the Syrian Orthodox tradition, and Babai the Great (died 628) in that of the Church of the East.
The latter on the other hand, was an Abbot of one of the most important monasteries on mount Izla (in Southeastern Turkey); and also a leading and profound theologian of the Church of the East.
The most famous writers of this period of revival are the patriarch Michael the Great, author of the most important of all Syriac chronicles (comparing ecclesiastical, secular and contemporary events up to his time) and the Syriac polymath Gregory Abu'l Faraj better known as Barhebraeus (died 1286).
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 St. Awgin the Egyptian Syriac Orthodox Church, Dominican Republic
Wherever Orthodox missionaries went they built hospitals, orphanages, and asylums for the mentally ill. They worked among the most helpless, oppressed, and saw in them the face of Christ.
Abraham the Great of Kashkar founded a new monastery on Mt. Izla, and he and his successor Babai the Great revived the strict monastic movement.
Married monks were driven out, the teaching of the church was set on a firm orthodox basis, and Assyrian monasticism flourished for another thousand years.
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 Diakonia Vol. 29:3
In "A Brief Tale" the "great sign" is unmistakably a symbol of the Church reunited and triumphant, waiting "in joyful hope" for the coming of her bridegroom.
I was filled with great sadness to discover mountains and mountains of ignorance and hatred, shibboleths of anathemas through the nearly 2,000 years of Christianity that kept these two apostolic Churches in "splendid isolation," to quote the words of the most ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
A great scholar of truly universal learning, theologian, philosopher, astronomer, historian, classicist, rhetoretician, and grammarian, he was called the greatest scholar of the last two centuries of Byzantium.
academic.uofs.edu /organization/ecsc/DIAKONIA.HTML   (18647 words)

 Assyrian Church of the East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Christian communities of Mesopotamia had renounced all subjection to Antioch and the "Western" bishops already at the Council of Seleucia in 410, and the Bishop of Ctesiphon assumed the rank of Catholicos.
The counter reforms reached their zenith in 571 when Abraham the Great of Kashkar founded a new monastery on Mt. Izla above Nisibis to revive the strict monastic movement, and Henana of Adiabene became head of the school of Nisibis.
Henana then broke with the Antiochene tradition of Theodore and openly followed the teaching of Origen.
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