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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Valentinus, bishop and martyr of Terni (Interamna)

Saint ID

S00434

Number in BH

BHL 8460

Reported Death Not Before

250

Reported Death Not After

312

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Bishops
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E02517The Martyrdom of *Valentinus (bishop and martyr of Terni, S00434; see as well, martyr of Rome, S00433) is written in Latin, perhaps in Terni, central Italy, at an uncertain date, by the early eighth century at the latest. It narrates the bishop of Terni, Valentinus’ healing of the son of an orator called Crato in Rome, the conversion of Crato and all his household, together with his Greek students *Proculus, Ephebus and Apollonius (martyrs of Terni, 001549); Valentinus’ arrest, beating and beheading; his burial near Terni in a tomb provided by Proculus, Ephebus and Apollonius; their arrest, beheading and burial next to Valentinus.
E04678The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum records the feasts of a number of saints on 14 February.
E04775The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum records the feasts of a number of saints on 14 April.
E04793The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum records the feasts of a number of saints on 29 April.
E05526Bede, in his Martyrology, records the feast on 14 February of *Valentinus (bishop and martyr of Terni, S00434). Written in Latin at Wearmouth-Jarrow (north-east Britain), 725/731.
E06541The Latin Gelasian Sacramentary (or 'Liber Sacramentorum Romanae Ecclesiae'), probably compiled around 750 near Paris, records prayers to saints on their feast days in February.