Aaron the Illustrious
|Aaron the Illustrious|
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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