JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.
A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. This volume includes articles by Robert Kitchen, Khalid Dinno, Nima Jamali, Amir Harrak, Vincent van Vossel and Tala Jarjour.
Trying to Fix What is Broken in a Broken Age: Syrian Orthodox Synodical Canons (628-896) ROBERT A. KITCHEN (3)
The Synods and Canons in the Syrian (Syriac) Orthodox Church in the Second Millennium
– An Overview KHALID DINNO (21)
The Book VI of Īšō‘-bokht’s Corpus Juris and the Emergence of Procedural Laws
in the Church of the East NIMA JAMALI (37)
The Code of Law of Simeon, Bishop of Rev-Ardashir: Presentation and Translation AMIR HARRAK (49)
A Christian Icon Rescued from War VINCENT VAN VOSSEL (69)
Syriac Chant as Music in Culture: A New Approach TALA JARJOUR (77)
Members of the CSSS for 2016-2017 (89)