Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch - ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ (d. 817) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Patr. of Antioch, ordained on 17 Aug. 793 in Ḥarran, died in June or August 817 in Mosul (the sources are not unanimous); he came from Tagrit; before becoming Patr. he had been a monk in the Monastery of Esṭona near Kallinikos.1


  • ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ
  • Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch
  • ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ ܦܛܪܝܪܟܐ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ4
  • ܩܘܪܝܰܐܩܘܣ ܦܰܛܪܝܰܪܟܐ ܕܐܰܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ4
  • قرياقس بطريرك انطاكية3
  • Cyriacus
  • Kyriakos1
  • Kyriakos of Tagrit
  • Qyriaqos of Antioch5
  • Qyriaqos of Tagrit5
  • Cyriaque de Tagrit6
  • Quryaqos1
  • Quryaqos, patriarch of Antioch2

Sex: male7


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: Cyriacus was commemorated an elderly monk of the Monastery of Esṭona, called the monastery of the column or pillar, on the left bank of the Euphrates. He became Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church and held at least five synods to address internal conflicts.

Works by Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch in the New Handbook of Syriac Literature

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  • Floruit: 7937
  • Death: 8171, 7
  • Patriarch: Patriarch of Antioch 1, 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 W. Witakowski, "Quryaqos." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 347-348.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), entry: 144, pp: 376.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 329.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 358.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Qyriaqos of Antioch, Qyriaqos of Tagrit.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 855.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 105.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 2nd. Ed. (Aleppo, 1956)., : 410-12.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 9 Anton Baumstark, Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluß der christlich-palästinensischen Texte (Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Webers Verlag Dr. jur. Albert Ahn, 1922), pp: 270-271.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 10 J.S. Assemani, De Scriptoribus Syris Monophysitis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 2 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 116-17.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 11 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 92.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 12 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 165-66.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
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Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch  Has literary connection to place (3) records. Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch  Died at (1) records.
Mosul (settlement) - ܡܘܨܠ Names: Nu-ArdashirBu-ArdashirArdashir"City in the north of Iraq, on the west bank of the Tigris opposite the ruins of ancient Nineveh."URI:
Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch  Born at (1) records.
Tagrit (settlement) - ܬܓܪܝܬ Names: TikritTakritTagrīt"Tagrit is a modern city located on the west bank of the Tigris, almost mid-way between Mosul and Baghdad."URI:
Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch  Different from (4) records.
Cyriacus of Amida - ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ ܕܐܡܝܕ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, d. 6230623) Names: Quryaqos metropolitan of Amid Quryaqos of Amid Qyriaqos of AmidCyriaque d’AmidCyriaque de MardéCYRIAQUEKyriakos of AmidaCyriacusCyriaque de Mardé (translation de Mâr Jacques)CYRIAQUEIn hagiography Cyriacus was bishop of Amida and came from the monastery of Mar Zakka near Edessa His church was seized by the Chalcedonians...URI:
Cyriacus metropolitan of of Tur ʿAbdin - ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ ܕܣܝܓܣܬܐܢ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 770 ) Names: Quryaqos metropolitan of Tur ‛Abdin Quryaqos of SegestanURI:
Cyriacus of Nisibis - ܩܘܪܝܩܘܣ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor) Names: QuryaqosQyriaqos of NisibisKyriakos of NisibisURI:
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Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch  Has relation to place (5) records.
Monastery of Esṭona (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܥܡܘܕܐ Names: Pillar MonasteryA monastery near Kallinikos .URI:
Mor Yaʿqub Malpono (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܝܥܩܘܒ ܡܠܦܢܐ Names: Jacob the Doctor of the Church MonasteryNawawīs MonasteryMor Yaqub Malpono Mor Ya‘qub Malpono URI:
Gubrin (settlement) - ܒܝܬ ܓܘܒܪ̈ܝܢ Names: Beth GabrinA village in Palestine, the site of a Syrian Orthodox synod in 807/8.URI:
Ḥarran (settlement) - ܚܪܢ Names: CarrhaeḤārānḤarrānHarran"Syr./Hebrew Ḥārān; Latin Carrhae; Arabic Ḥarran. Ancient city in Mesopotamia, approximately 45 km south-southeast of Edessa."URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch — ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch — ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 1 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch — ܩܘܪܝܐܩܘܣ

Additional Credit:

  • Data from Macuch, Abuna, De Urbina, Duval, Assemani (vols. 1-2), Chabot, Wright, and Brock collected, verified, reconciled, and entered by Kristian Heal
  • German data entry by Samer Khader
  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Editing, document design, data architecture, encoding, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts, addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH, matching with records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, Syriac name entry, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Arabic name entry by Jad Kaado
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with records by Alex Vawter
  • Editorial oversight for GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry, and proofreading by Christopher Johnson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry and proofreading by the Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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