Marutha of Maypherqat - ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܦܪܩܛ (d. 420 or 421) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Bp., doctor, and co-convenor of the Synod of Seleucia-Ctesiphon (410).1


  • ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܦܪܩܛ4
  • Marutha of Maypherqat
  • ܡܪܘܬܐ ܐܦܣܩܘܦܐ6, 7
  • ܡܰܪܘܬܐ ܕܡܺܝܦܰܪܩܰܛ4
  • ܡܵܪܘܼܬܵܐ ܐܲܦܸܣܩܘܿܦܵܐ5
  • ماروثا الفارقي3
  • Maruta of Mayperqat
  • Marutha of Maiperqaṭ
  • Marutha of Maipherqat7
  • Bischof Màrût(h)ā von Maiperqaṭ12
  • Marutha of Maypherqaṭ1
  • Marutha of Miyapharqin2

Sex: male8


  • Martyr 8


In hagiography, Marutha of Maypherqat, Bishop of Maypherqat is commemorated as a Doctor of the Church, and remembered as the grandson of a Persian Magian who converted to Christianity. His grandmother Mary built a church and a monastery where Marutha later studied. He became Bishop and built many churches and collected relics for the town of Maypherqat. He played an important role as representative of the Persian church before shah Yazdegerd and helped convene the Synod of Seleucia-Ctesiphon in 410.

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  • Floruit: 4th/5th cent.1
  • Death: 4208 or 4212

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Marutha of Maypherqaṭ." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 273.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: 22, pp: 240.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: 207.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: 233.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brikha, Ktābā d-metqre margānitā d-ʿal šrārā da-kresṭyānutā, 2nd ed. (Mosul: Mṭabbaʿtā ātoraytā d-ʿēdtā ʿattiqtā d-madnḥā, 1924), pp: 70.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Josephus Simonius Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana (Rome: Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719-1728)., pp: III:73.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 7 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Marutha of Maipherqat.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 303.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 Jules Baudot, Léon Chaussin and Benedictines, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier: avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris: Librairie Letouzey et Ané, 1935)., : 4, December, XII, 126-30.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 11 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : VIII, 1305-1309.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 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: 52, 53-54.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 13 Ignatius Ortiz de Urbina, Patrologia Syriaca, Altera editio emendata et aucta (Romae: Pont. Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1965), section: 15.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 14 Rubens Duval, La littérature syriaque, Troisième Edition , Anciennes littératures chrétiennes, vol. 2; Bibliothèque de l'enseignement de l'histoire ecclésiastique (Paris: Librairie Victor Lecoffre, 1907), pp: 122, 123, 159.Link to Bibliographic recordLink to Bibliographic Record.
  • 15 J.S. Assemani, De scriptoribus Syris orthodoxis, Bibliotheca orientalis Clementino-Vaticana vol. 1 (Rome: Typis Sacræ Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1719), pp: 174-195.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 16 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 44-46.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
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Marutha of Maypherqat  Has relation to place (6) records.
Antioch (settlement) - ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ Names: Antakya"City in the historical region of Syria (today in Turkey)."URI:
Anatolia (region) - ܐܢܐܛܘܠ Names: Asia MinorThe peninsula constituting the westernmost portion of Asia.URI:
Persian-Sasanian Empire (state) - [Syriac Not Available]The empire east of the Roman Empire which lasted from 224 to 651 CE.URI:
Seleucia (settlement) - ܣܠܝܩ"Located on the Tigris, south of modern Baghdad."URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Marutha of Maypherqat — ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܦܪܩܛ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016,


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Marutha of Maypherqat — ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܦܪܩܛ .” 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: Marutha of Maypherqat — ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܦܪܩܛ

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
  • 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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