Hirutä-‘Amlak, Abba, was a disciple of Abba ‘Iyäsus Mo’a, and became a saint of the Ethiopian Church. He is said to have preached in Säkra as far as Gazgé, in Aläfa, and in the land of the Agäw. He was the founder of the famous island monastery of Daga Estifanos on Lake Tana.
A. K. Irvine
S. Kur (ed. and trans.), Actes de Iyasus Mo’a, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Scriptores aethiopici, t. 49 and t. 50.
Taddesse Tamrat, “The Abbots of Däbrä-Hayq, 1248-1535,” Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 1 (1970): 87-117.
——–, Church and State in Ethiopia 1270-1527 (Oxford, 1972),160.
This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 ‘From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,’ copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.