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Aaron the Illustrious

Aaron the Illustrious
Born 4th century
Sarug, Osrhoene, Mesopotamia
Honored in
Syriac Orthodox Church
Feast Pentecost Monday, February 3, October 22, and May 23

Aaron the Illustrious (also known as Aaron of the Nuts) was a Christian monk of Mesopotamia.

He came from Sarug in Osrhoene, and was a disciple of Saint Eugene. He built two monasteries near Melitene in Armenia in the 4th century. He had a feast day on Pentecost Monday in the Syriac Orthodox Church, and on February 3, October 22, and May 23. He is included in the Syrian Martyrology of Rabban Silba.


  • Holweck, F. G., A Biographical Dictionary of the Saint. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.

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