Severus of Antioch - ܣܘܝܪܝܘܣ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ (d. 2/8/0538) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Patr. of Antioch, theologian, and prolific Greek author.1


  • ܣܘܝܪܝܘܣ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ
  • Severus of Antioch
  • ܡܪܝ ܣܘܝܪܝܘܣ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ4
  • ܡܳܪܝ ܣܶܘܝܪܝܘܣ ܕܐܰܢܛܝܘܟܺܝܰܐ4
  • ܣܐܘܝܪܐ6
  • ܣܐܘܪܐ6
  • القديس سويريوس الانطاكي3
  • Severus
  • Sévère6
  • Sévère d’Antioche (notice)6
  • Sēwērā6
  • Severus of Antioch1
  • Sévère d’Antioche6
  • St. Severus of Antioch2

Sex: male7


  • St. 1, 2


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In Syriac miaphysite hagiography, Severus of Antioch is commemorated as a Patriarch of Antioch who wrote many treatises and homilies defending miaphysite non-Chalcedonian Christology. He attended meetings of Justinian to reconcile Chalcedonians and their opponents. He also was the leader of a large group of Miaphysite monks. He wrote in Greek, but his works were preserved in Syriac.

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  • Office: patriarch of Antioch, 512-538 7
  • Death: 2/8/05381


  • The saint is venerated on Syr. iacob., sbat 8.. 7



BHO, 1060-64.


Ses reuvres : Barsaum, Lu 'lu '2 , 296-312.

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Severus of Antioch." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 368-369.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: 47, pp: 276.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: 238.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: 265.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: Severus of Antioch.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 476, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 500, 501, 502, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 559, 567, 568, 570, 571, 574, 575, 577, 578, 579, 643, 644, 645, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663, 664, 673, 675, 676, 677, 678, 679, 680, 681, 773, 1273, 1430, 1478, 1674, 1739, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1964, 2028, 630, 1573, 466, 467, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 560, 561, 562, 563, 854, 855, 884, 952, 953, 1529.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 405.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Alfred Vacant et al. (eds.), Dictionnaire de théologie catholique, contenant l'exposé des doctrines de la théologie catholique, leurs preuves et leur histoire, (Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 1903)., : XIV, col. 1988-2000.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 9 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : II, 1015-16.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
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Relationships  Has literary connection to place (38) records.
Scythopolis (settlement) - [Syriac Not Available]A city near the Jordan river east of Caesarea .URI:
Laodicea (settlement) - ܠܕܝܩܝܐA port city on the Syrian coast, west of Apamea .URI:
Apamea (settlement) - ܐܘܦܡܝܐ Names: Qalʿat al-MadīqQalat al-MadīqQal‘at al-Madīq"One of the earliest Hellenistic city foundations in Syria Apamea situated on the Orontes ca 90 km south of Antioch from the 2nd..."URI:
Mor Bosus (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܒܣܘܣ Names: Bāsūs Monasterymonastery of Mar BassusURI:
ʿAyn Zarba (settlement) - ܥܝܢ ܙܪܒܐ Names: AnazarbosAnazarbaAnāzarbaAnāzūraAyn Zarba‘Ayn ZarbaA city in Cilicia, a provincial capital of the Roman Empire and for a time the capital of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.URI:
Antioch (settlement) - ܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ Names: Antakya"City in the historical region of Syria (today in Turkey)."URI:
Tarsos (settlement) - ܛܪܣܘܣ Names: TarsusA city in Cilicia I west of Adana .URI:
Doliche (settlement) - ܕܠܘܟ Names: DulūkA town west of the Euphrates, north of Aleppo, and northeast of Cyrrhus.URI:
Dayro d-Mor Isḥaq (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܐܝܣܚܩ Names: Monastery of St. IsaacA monastery at al-Jabbūl near Aleppo.URI:
Phoenice (province) - [Syriac Not Available] Names: PhoeniciaA Roman province including the middle Levantine coast from Tyros north to Tripolis .URI:
Iskenderun (settlement) - [Syriac Not Available] Names: AlexandrettaA coastal city north of Antioch .URI:
Dayro d-Qadisho Shemʿun (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܕܝܫܐ ܫܡܥܘܢ Names: Monastery of St. SimonDayro d-Qadisho ShemunDayro d-Qadisho Shem‘unAn unlocated monasteryURI:
Antaradus (settlement) - ܐܢܛܐܪܐܕܘܣ Names: AntaracusA port city in Syria, modern Ṭarṭūs.URI:
Bostra (settlement) - ܒܘܨܪ Names: BoṣraBuṣraEski Shām"City in the Ḥawrān, present-day southern Syria, ca. 120 fan. south of Damascus."URI:
Mabbug (settlement) - ܡܒܘܓ Names: HierapolisManbijMembijMabugMambegA city between Aleppo and the Euphrates river .URI:
Emesa (settlement) - ܚܡܨ Names: ḤimṣḤomṣHoms"City in Syria."URI:
Dayro d-Qurus (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܘܪܘܣ Names: Monastery of Mar CyrusAn unlocated monasteryURI:
Tagai (unknown) - ܛܐܟܐܣ Names: TagaisA location with a monastery whose inhabitants received a letter from Severus of Antioch .URI:
Tell ʿAda (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܬܠܥܕܐ Names: Talʿada MonasteryGreat Monasterymonastery of Tell AdaTell AdaTell ‘AdaTalada MonasteryTal‘ada Monastery"The Monastery of Tell ʿAda also known as the Great Monastery is located just over 48 km from Aleppo 1500 m north of..."URI:
Mardin (settlement) - ܡܪܕܝܢ Names: MardeMardīn"City in upper Mesopotamia and important center of Syriac Christianity especially for the Syr Orth Church as the city closest to Dayr al..."URI:
Cyrrhus (settlement) - ܩܘܪܘܣAn ancient and medieval city 70 km north of Aleppo.URI:
Shura (settlement) - [Syriac Not Available] Names: SuraA town on the Euphrates west of Kallinikos .URI:
Tyros (settlement) - [Syriac Not Available] Names: TyreAn important port city of the eastern Mediterranean Sea west of Damascus .URI:
Philadelphia (settlement) - ܦܝܠܐܕܠܦܝܐ Names: ̇PhiladelphiaA city of western Anatolia.URI:
Peruz Shapur (settlement) - ܐܢܒܐܪ Names: al-Anbāral-ʾAnbarAnbaral-ʾAnbaral-ʾAnbar"Large Sasanian city on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the ruins are near present-day Falluja, ca. 60 km. west of Baghdad."URI:
Ḥirta (settlement) - ܚܐܪܬܐ Names: al-ḤiraḤīraHiraḤirtā"Ancient city near the Euphrates to the southeast of present-day al-Najaf."URI:
Caesarea (settlement) - ܩܣܪܝܐ Names: KayseriA city in Cappadocia, modern Kayseri.URI:
Mor Ḥanino (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܚܢܝܢܐ Names: Mar ḤaninoḤananya Monasterymonastery of Mar HaninaA monastery near Kallinikos .URI:
Marʿash (settlement) - ܡܪܥܫ Names: GermaniceaGermaniciaKahramanmaraşMarashMar‘ashAyn Zarba‘Ayn ZarbaAintab‘AintabA city near the Pyramos river northeast of ʿAyn Zarba and northwest of ʿAintab .URI:
See all 38  Died at (2) records.  Born at (2) records.  Different from (2) records.
Severus of the Monastery of Saint Barbara — - ܣܘܝܪܐ ܕܕܝܪܐ ܕܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܒܪܒܪܐ (A Guide to Syriac Authorsauthor, 9th cent. ) Names: Severos The MonkSeverus of Antioch The MonkSeveros d-Qadishto BarbaraSeverus the MonkSeverus of EdessaURI:  Has relation to place (12) records.
Beirut (settlement) - ܒܝܪܘܬ Names: Berytos"Beirut, Lebanon is mentioned in many Syr. Orth. texts in connection with the St. Jude monastery and church."URI:
Tripolis (settlement) - ܛܪܝܦܘܠܝܣ Names: TripoliA coastal city north of Beirut .URI:
Mayuma (settlement) - ܡܐܝܘܡܐ Names: MaïumaThe port city of Gaza .URI:
Aegyptus (province) - ܡܨܪܝܢ Names: EgyptThe Roman province of EgyptURI:
Qenneshrin (settlement) - [Syriac Not Available] Names: ChalcisQinneshrinA city southwest of Aleppo and east of Antioch .URI:
See all 12  

How to Cite This Entry

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


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Severus of Antioch — ܣܘܝܪܝܘܣ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ .” 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: Severus of Antioch — ܣܘܝܪܝܘܣ ܕܐܢܛܝܘܟܝܐ

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  • 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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