Barachus was bishop of Bacatha, or Metrocome, in Palaestina Tertia, in the middle of the 4th century. When Justinian, at the request of St. Sabas, erected a church at Jerusalem in honor of the Blessed Virgin, Barachus was made superintendent of the works (Cyril. Scythop. Vit. S. Sabe, No. 73). In 536 he attended the council held at Jerusalem against Anthimus and the Monophysites. See Labbe, Concil. v, 268.

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