Saint Mesrop the Teacher

19th century Armenian illustration of Saint Mesrop the Teacher, artist unknown; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Mesrop Mashtot
  • Mesrob…



Career soldier who retired from the military to become a hermit, monk and preacher. Worked with Saint Isaac the Great in the formation of the Armenian Church. Civil servant. Missionary to Armenia and Georgia. Developed the alphabet for writing Armenian. Organized schools and the translation of the Bible into Armenian, translating the New Testament himself.


  • c.362 in Hatsik, Taron Province, Kingdom of Armenia



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mesrop the Teacher“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2020. Web. 23 October 2021. <>