What does Maran-a’tha mean? It is mentioned in (1 Cor. 16:22).
The word “Mar”, in Syrian and Aramaic means Master or Lord.
The word ‘a’tha” means come.
The whole word means “the Lord comes” or “the Lord will come”.
It was an expression that Christians used to greet each other with during the apostolic age, comforting each other with the coming of the Lord. In other words, they say to each other “rejoice, the Lord is coming again”.
Sometimes, they wrote it at the end of their letters, as St. Paul concluded his first epistle to the Corinthians.