Mor Barsawmo, known in Western sources as Barsumas, died around the year
457. He was an archimandrite. and was active during the Christological
controversies of the fifth century. He was invited by Emperor Theodosius
II (d. 450) to the Second Council of Ephesus in 449, and was among those
who presented petitions in favor of Dioscorus of Alexandria at the Council
His life was written in Syriac around the 6th or 7th centuries and is
the source of all other oriental versions.
His feast is celebrated on February 3rd.