Nūrī, Athanasios Ignatios (1857–1947) [Syr. Cath.]

He was born in Mardin to Niʿmatallāh Nūrī and Katherine daughter of ʿAbdulmasīḥ Tarzi and was given the baptismal name Naṣrallāh. He studied at Sharfeh from 1873 then was appointed a teacher of Syriac there. He was ordained a priest in 1881 and named Ignatios. He served at Dayr al-Zor, then in other parishes. He was consecrated bp. of Baghdad in 1895 and named Athanasios. He traveled to India on a number of occasions and in 1913 was appointed as bp. for Cairo. Later he returned to Lebanon and became an assistant to Patr. Gabriel Tappuni. He had a stroke in 1944 and died at Sharfeh in 1947. His Syriac writings include a catechism, and a collection of poems titled in Arabic al-ʿIqd al-durrī ‘The twinkling/brilliant necklace’.

Sources

  • Abūna, Adab, 550–51.
  • Macuch, Geschichte, 436–37.


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George A. Kiraz, “Nūrī, Athanasios Ignatios,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay, https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Nuri-Athanasios-Ignatios.

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Kiraz, George A. “Nūrī, Athanasios Ignatios.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Nuri-Athanasios-Ignatios.

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