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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Dometios, monk of Syria, later 4th c.

Saint ID

S00414

Number in BH

BHG 560-561a

Reported Death Not Before

362

Reported Death Not After

363

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Ascetics/monks/nuns, Hermits/recluses
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00076The Syriac Chronicle of Edessa records the building by Eulogios [bishop of Edessa 379-387] of a church dedicated to *Daniel (possibly the Old Testament prophet, S00727), which is later associated with *Dimet (possibly Dometios, monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414). Written in Edessa, in second half of 6th c.
E00367Gregory of Tours writes the Glory of the Martyrs (Liber in Gloria Martyrum), in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 580/594. Overview entry.
E00652Gregory of Tours, in his Glory of the Martyrs (99), tells of *Domitius/Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), a specialist at curing sciatica (because he himself had suffered from it); how he cured and converted a Jew, thereby angering (but subsequently curing) Christian sufferers at his shrine. Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 580/594.
E01689Greek inscription on a house at Barad/Brad in the Limestone Massif (north Syria), with a list of six or more saints: a saint *John (presumably either the Baptist, S00020, or the Apostle and Evangelist, S00042), *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), *George (soldier and martyr, S00259), *Christophoros (martyr of Pamphylia, S00616), *Euphemia (probably the martyr of Chalcedon, S00017), *Philotheos (possibly the martyr of Antioch, S00878), possibly *Kyros and Ioannes/Cyrus and John (physician and soldier, martyrs of Egypt, S00406), a certain *Eusebios, possibly *Thomas the Apostle (S00199), and other unnamed martyrs. Probably 5th/6th c.
E01696Greek inscription on a boundary stone commemorating the grant of the privilege of asylum (prosphygion) to a shrine of *'Eias' (perhaps an otherwise unknown martyr, or the Old Testament prophet *Elijah, S00217), a certain *Andreas (probably the martyr of Antioch, S00883), and a certain *Dometios (probably the monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414). Found at Kfar 'Aruq near Antioch on the Orontes (north-west Syria). Dated 521/522.
E01789Greek inscription commemorating the construction of a martyr shrine (martyrion) of *Dometios (probably the monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414). Found at Mu'Allaḳ near Chalkis (north Syria). Probably late antique.
E01813Greek inscription with invocations of *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), and probably *Dometios (probably the monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414). Found at Kfer Fenche, between Antioch-on-the-Orontes and Beroia/Aleppo (north Syria). Probably 6th c.
E03264The Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem, composed in Greek in the seventh century and translated in the eighth, commemorates on 4 July in the church of Anastasis *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414).
E03349The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 14 August *Aeglon (unidentified anchorite and hegumen, S00877) and *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414).
E03420The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 5 November at the Church of the Holy Anastasis *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414) and *Paul (bishop of Constantinople and confessor, S01500).
E03730The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 5 May *Isaiah (Old Testament prophet, S00282), Strategios, probably an 8th c. hegumen of Mar Saba, and *Dometios (probably the monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414).
E03791The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 5 July *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), and *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), *Peter (the Apostle, S00036), and *Martha (mother of Symeon Stylites the Younger, ob. late 6th c., S00864).
E03827The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th century, based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 9 August *Aaron (Old Testament prophet, S01427), *Pantaleōn/Panteleēmōn (martyr of Nicomedia, during the Diocletian persecution of 305, S00596), *Matthias (the Apostle, S01784), *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), and Emilianos, a 9th c. confessor under Leo the Armenian.
E03832The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, prescribes on 14 August synaxis for *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033) and commemorates *Aeglon (anchorite in Sketis, S01514), and *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), and *Elianos (martyr of Aman, S00889).
E03917The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 5 November *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414) and *Paulos (bishop of Constantinople and confessor, ob. c. 350, S01500) and *Domninos (probably the martyr of Palestine, S00190) and *Matrona (abbess in Constantinople, 5th c., S01829).
E03918The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th century, based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 6 November probably *Domninos (martyr of Palestine, S00190) or *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), *Drosis (daughter of Hadrian, martyred with female companion Junia, S01189), and *Paul (the First Anchorite, S00089).
E05716John Malalas in his Chronographia mentions the martyrdom of *Iouventinos and Maximinos (martyrs of Antioch, S00053) and that of *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414) under Julian the Apostate (361-363). Written in Greek at Antioch (Syria) or Constantinople, in the mid-6th c.
E06756The Greek Life and Martyrdom of *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414). Skeleton entry
E06887A list of subscriptions, preserved in a letter sent to Pope Agapetus I from eastern clerics protesting the appointment of Anthimus as the patriarch of Constantinople, documents foundations dedicated to saints in various places, including Syria. Written in Latin in Constantinople in 535/536.
E06966The Homily (memrā) on *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414) is written in Syriac during the late 5th/early 6th c. by Jacob of Serugh (c. 451-521). It extols the saint's ascetic virtues and his efficacy as healer, even after his death.
E07544The Greek Life and Martyrdom of *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414) recounts the ascetic career and miracles of a Persian convert who was stoned to death, together with his two boy disciples, in his hermitage near Cyrrhus (Syria) under Julian the Apostate. It describes the miraculous rediscovery of the relics, and their deposition at the church of Parthen, a village near the shrine of *Kosmas and Damianos (brothers, physician martyrs of Syria, S00385). Written presumably in Cyrrhus, in the late 5th or the 6th c..