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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Sirenos/Serenos, probably a martyr of Oxyrhynchos

Saint ID

S00134

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00164Greek Calendar of Church Services to be performed at different churches in Oxyrhynchus (Middle Egypt) from the end of October to the end of March of the years 535–536, providing information on the names of many churches, and on the saints’ days celebrated in the city.
E00240Coptic Wonders and Miracles of Apa *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, §S00080), recounted by 'Kolouthos, the Stylite' from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), presenting Phoibammon as a fierce detector of false oaths and unfulfilled vows far beyond the borders of Egypt, and promoting the local cult site of Thone as an additional cult place. Possibly written in the 6th c., presumably at Hermopolis.
E00696Coptic Martyrdom of *Isaak of Tiphre (martyr of Tiphre in the Nile Delta, S00441), claiming to be an eyewitness account. Known through three manuscripts in the Bohairic dialect of the 9th-10th c., one seemingly copied from a manuscript giving a date for the year 399. The account includes a list of benefits promised to the saint’s devotees, including healing at his shrine, and describes the construction of the saint’s oratory.
E02124Greek list from the city of Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), presenting churches, chapels, and martyria, most of them dedicated to saints, including *Serenos/Sirenos (probably a martyr of Oxyrhynchus, S00134), *Anoup (presumably the saint with cult at Bawit, S00774), *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), and *John (presumably the Evangelist, S00042), datable to the early 6th century.
E02125Greek list from the city of Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), presenting offerings to religious institutions, including ones dedicated to *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443), *Serenos/Sirenos (probably a martyr of Oxyrhynchos, S00134), and *Ioustos (presumably the soldier and martyr of Antinoopolis, S01172), datable to the 5th/6th century.
E02169Greek list of Erica wood purchases from Buto in the area of Memphis (Middle Egypt), mentioning a monastery of *Serenos/Sirenos (possibly a martyr of Oxyrhynchos, S00134), presumably a church of Apa *Apollo (possibly the founder of the monastery at Bawit, S00160), and of of *Paul (possibly the Apostle, S00008), datable to the 7th century.
E02285Greek amulet from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), invoking the help of *Mary (Μother of Christ, S00033), *John (the Εvangelist, S00042), *Serenos/Sirenos (probably a martyr of Oxyrhynchos, S00134), *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443), *Viktor (presumably the Egyptian martyr, son of Romanos, S00749), *Ioustos/Justus (presumably the soldier and martyr of Antinoopolis, S01172), and all saints (S01151), datable to the 5th century.
E02303Greek account from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), listing among many expenses also some paid to a martyr shrine (martyrion) of *Serenos/Sirenos (probably a martyr of Oxyrhynchos, S00134), dated 557.
E02352Greek annual account of an estate steward, from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), mentioning a martyr shrine (martyrion) of *Serenos/Sirenos (probably a martyr of Oxyrhynchos, S00134), dated to the year 566.