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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Neilos, ascetic of Sinai, ob. c. 430

Saint ID

S00405

Number in BH

BHG 1300-1307

Reported Death Not Before

400

Reported Death Not After

450

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Ascetics/monks/nuns
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00567Greek epigram, probably by Kyros/Cyrus of Panopolis, praising the ascetic *Neilos (ascetic of Sinai, ob. c. 430, S00405). 5th c.; recorded in the 10th c. Greek Anthology.
E00741Greek list from the city of Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), presenting festal payments expected from various churches and shrines, most of them dedicated to saints, including *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), *Ioustos/Justus (soldier and martyr of Antinoopolis, S01172), *John the Baptist (S00020), *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), *Thekla (follower of Apostle Paul, S00092), *Euphemia (martyr of Chalcedon, S00017), *Neilos (ascetic of Sinai, S00405), *Viktor (son of Romanos, Egyptian martyr, S00749), possibly *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Gabriel (the Archangel, S00192), *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443), and *Ioulianos/Julianus (probably the martyr of Cilicia, S00305), datable to the 5th c.
E02123Greek list from the city of Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), listing churches, most of them dedicated to saints, including *Viktor (presumably the Egyptian martyr, son of Romanos, S00749), *Neilos (presumably the ascetic of Sinai, S00405), *Zechariah (presumably the father of John the Baptist, S00597), *John (the Apostle and Evangelist, S00042), *Gabriel (the Archangel, S00192), *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641), *John the Baptist (S00020), *Theodore (presumably the soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00480), *Ioustos (presumably the soldier and martyr of Antinoopolis, S01172), and *Phoibammon (presumably the soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable to the 6th century.
E02301Greek receipt from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), concerning an offering made to a hospital located in the vicinity of (a church of) *Neilos (presumably the ascetic of Sinai, S00405); dated to 13 March 587.
E03561Coptic Martyrdom of Apa *Nile (S00405) and his brothers, one of them named as Apa *Sakine (S01465), produced for the Monastery of Apa Shenoute (Upper Egypt), relating various miraculous events occurring during their trial, presumably taking place at Alexandria, when the archangel *Michael (S00181) repeatedly saves the saints from tortures, thereby exposing the power of God; written most likely in the 6th/7th century.