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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Golinduch, Persian convert to Christianity, ob. 590s

Saint ID


Number in BH

BHG 700-702

Reported Death Not Before


Reported Death Not After


Type of Saint
Martyrs, Ascetics/monks/nuns, Miracle-workers in lifetime, Converts, Widows and widowers
Related Evidence Records
E00018Theophylact Simocatta, in his History (5.12.13), recounts the story of *Golinduch (Persian convert to Christianity, ob. 590s, S00019) who flees to the Roman Empire and lives a holy life in Hierapolis (Syria). She prophesies the overthrow of Khosrau II and his flight to the Romans. Written in Greek at Constantinople in the early 7th century, based on a lost Life of Golinduch, written in Hierapolis.
E03765The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 9 June *Golinduch (Persian convert to Christianity, S00019) and the dedication of the Probatica, the church of *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), and *Kyrillos/Cyril (bishop of Alexandria, ob. 444, S00874).
E05081Evagrius Scholasticus in his Ecclesiastical History (6.20) mentions the story of *Golinduch (Persian convert, S00019), referring to the account of her life written by bishop Stephen of Hierapolis. Written in Greek at Antioch (Syria), 593/594.
E06641Greek version of the Martyrdom of *Golinduch (Persian convert to Christianity, ob. 590s, S00019). Skeleton entry