Jirasemos, or Georgy, bin Ispirideon bin Nicola bin Masarrah was a Greek bishop, writer and journalist. Born in Lattakia, Masarrah received a PhD in theology. In the field of journalism, Masarrah helped found Al-Hadiya (The Gift) newspaper for the Christian Teaching Organization in 1922 and contributed to Al-Mahabba (Love) newspaper. He was appointed Archbishop of Beirut and Archbishop of the Syrian Orthodox in Alexandria, Egypt, and later went on to found The Orthodox Charity in Cairo, which still exists today. Among his notable charitable projects include the restoration of Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Beirut, as well as the establishment of church market and hospital. Among his notable works include The Lights in Secrets and The History of Split, as well as translations including Leaflet of the Synod of Constantinople, which he translated from Greek to Arabic, and Ishaaq Al-Kanadi (Isaac, the Canadian), which he translated from Arabic to Greek.
Yasmeen Serhan 2016-10-24T07:36:17+00:00 July 15th, 2015|