Gregory of Cyprus

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Gregory of Cyprus (East Syriac/Nestorian; first half of the 7th century) was a Persian monk from Susiana, who spent some time in Cyprus before returning to a monastery on Mount Izla.

He wrote three letters, and seven treatises on the monastic life. Only one treatise, On holy contemplation (theoria), which is translated in Syriac as Divine Vision, has been published, with a Latin translation.


  • Irénée Hausherr, (Gregory, a Monk of Cyprus), Gregorii monachi Cyprii De theoria sancta, quae syriace interpretata dicitur visio divina. Syriace edidit, latine vertit, notis illustravit, praefatus est Irenaeus Hausherr. Series: [Orientalia christiana analecta. no. 110.] Publisher: Roma (1937). 159pp. 8o.


  • Kristian S. Heal, Hugoye 8.1 With a list of significant Vatican Syriac manuscripts by Sebastian Brock. According to this article, manuscript Vat. Syr. 123: contains works by Gregory of Cyprus etc. 8th cent.