Jirmanos Mo’akkad was a writer, journalist and archbishop of the Greek Catholics. Born in Damascus, Syria, he became a monk in Dir Al-Mokhalles (Monastery of the Savior) near Sidon. In 1889, Mo’akkad served as bishop of his congregation in Baalbek and later became archbishop of Latakia. He later resigned in order to dedicate himself to writing and preaching, and in 1903 established the organization Paul’s co-senders while also publishing his writings in Al-Masarra (Goodwill) magazine, which he helped found. Among his notable works include Interpretation of the Gospels, The Living Words, The Way to Righteousness, Chants and Spiritual Hymns, and The Belle of Beirut and The Journey of the Greek Philosopher, which contains the biography of Christ and a demonstration of the Bible.