Talk:Isaac of Syria

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Should this article be moved to Isaac the Syrian? This seems to be the preferred title (rather than 'of Syria'). --— by Pιsτévο talk complaints at 22:16, April 19, 2006 (CDT)

A redirect is already in place. But this might lead to confusion with the other St. Isaac the Syrian (abbot), Abbot of Spoleto, who lived during the mid-sixth century (April 12). --Arbible 08:31, April 20, 2006 (CDT)

I don't think it's accurate to say Isaac was a Nestorian, or even a member of the Nestorian Church. The Persian Church (which was it's true name at the time) was still in communion with the Orthodox Churches of Constantinople, Rome, Antioch etc Although already in St Isaac's time Nestorianism was gaining ground among the Persian hierarchy, no formal break had been made by anyone. That, and the obviously Orthodox confession of St Isaac himself, is the reason we venerate him as a saint of the Orthodox Church. For more information on the Orthodoxy of St Isaac and the Persian Church of the time, read the discussion in the recent edition of his homilies by Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston.