Marutha of Tagrit - ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܬܓܪܝܬ (d. 649) This page is an entry in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints and A Guide to Syriac Authors


Metropolitan of Tagrit.1


  • ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܬܓܪܝܬ4
  • Marutha of Tagrit
  • ܡܪܘܬܐ6
  • ܡܰܪܘܬܶܐ ܕܬܰܓܪܝܬ4
  • ماروثا التكريتي3
  • Marouta de Tagrit6
  • Maroutha of Tagrit
  • Marūtā
  • Marutha of Tagrit
  • Marutha Tagrithesis13
  • Mārūṯā6
  • Marutha of Tagrit1, 10
  • Marutha of Tagrit1, 10
  • Marutha of Takrit2

Sex: male7


  • Syr. Orth. 1


In hagiography: Marutha of Tagrit was born near Balad and became a monk of the monastery of Mar Zakkay and then at Mor Matay. He became the first Maphrian of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the Sasanian empire.

Related Places in the Syriac Gazetteer

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  • Death: 6491, 7


  • The saint is venerated on Syr. iacob., iar 2. (BHO). 7


: Dolabani's spelling of "Marutha" in Syriac should have an 'a' vowel instead of an 'e' vowel at the end: ܡܰܪܘܬܶܐ ܕܬܰܓܪܝܬ

Works Cited

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Marutha of Tagrit." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 273-274.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: 88, pp: 322.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: 280.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: 306.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: Marutha of Tagrit.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 475.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 304.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 François Nau, Histoires d'Ahoudemmeh et de Marouta, métropolitains jacobites de Tagrit et de l'Orient (VIe et VIIe siècles): Suivies du traité d'Ahoudemmeh sur l'homme vol. 3, fasc 1 , Patrologia Orientalis (Paris: Firmin-Didotn.d.), : III.l (1909), 61-96.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 9 Paul Peeters and Société de Bollandistes, Bibliotheca hagiographica orientalis (1910)., : 719.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic recordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 10 J.M. Fiey, OS , : 8 (1963) , 305-12.
  • 11 Enciclopedia dei santi: le chiese orientali [= Bibliotheca sanctorum orientalium] (Roma: Città nuova, 1998)., : II, 447-48.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: 245.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: 125.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: 61, 373.Link to Bibliographic recordLink to Bibliographic Record.
  • 15 J.-B. Chabot, Littérature syriaque, Bibliothèque catholique des sciences religieuses; Littératures chrétiennes de l'Orient (: Librairie Bloud & Gay, 1934), pp: 81-82.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 16 William Wright, A Short History of Syriac Literature (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1894), pp: 136-37.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic record
  • 17 Sebastian Paul Brock, A Brief Outline of Syriac Literature, 2nd ed., rev. and enlarged , Mōrān ʾEthʾō, vol. 9 (Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2008), pp: 43-44.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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Marutha of Tagrit  Born at (1) records. Marutha of Tagrit  Has relation to place (8) records.
Dayro d-Nardas (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܢܪܕܣ Names: Monastery of NardesA monastery near Mosul .URI:
Mar Zakkay (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܙܟܝ Names: Zakka Monasterymonastery of Mar ZakkayTell Bi'aA monastery near Kallinikos .URI:
Mor Matay (monastery) - ܕܝܪܐ ܕܡܪܝ ܡܬܝ Names: Matthew Monasterymonastery of Mar MattayMār Mattai"Located on the Alfof Mountain known in Arabic as Jabal Maqlūb 35 km northeast of Mosul the monastery is mostly known by its..."URI:
Adharbayjān (region) - ܐܕܪܒܝܓܐܢ Names: AzerbaijanAzerbayjanA region west of the Caspian Sea, encompassing the modern country of Azerbaijan and the provinces of northwest Iran.URI:
Khurasan (region) - ܟܘܪܐܣܐܢ Names: KhorasanKhorasānA region east and somewhat south of the Caspian Sea .URI:
Afghanistan (region) - ܐܦܓܐܢܣܬܐܢ Names: ΑfghanistanA region of Central Asia .URI:
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How to Cite This Entry

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


Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Marutha of Tagrit — ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܬܓܪܝܬ .” 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 Tagrit — ܡܪܘܬܐ ܕܬܓܪܝܬ

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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