257. The Priest Simon of Amid (1450)

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The Priest Simon of Amid

Simon was ordained a priest by the Patriarch Behnam. He taught Syriac at the school of the Forty Martyrs in Mardin. He died about 1450. We read in an old manuscript in his own handwriting ten husoyos composed by him for the festival of the Cross and the Friday of Gold (the first Friday after Pentecost) and for the Sunday of the Dispensation of our Lord, the Saints Azazel, Cyriacus, Macarius and a certain martyr.529 But these husoyos did not enter the church rite.