85. MARO, so called from the monastery of St. Maro on the Orontes, near Antioch, an eminent ecclesiastic among the Maronites of Syria; and according to some authors, Maronite patriarch of Antioch.
He is said to have enjoyed the favour of the emperor Heraclius.
He wrote in Syriac Commentarius in Liturgiam S. Jacobi
, of which many extracts have been published.
Cave, Hist. Litt.
vol. i. p. 537.