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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Philoxenos, saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos

Saint ID

S00443

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.
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.
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.
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.
E02284Greek oracle question from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), posed to *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443), and mentioning a hospital (nosokomion) of the saint, datable to the 6th 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.
E02307Greek oracle question from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt) addressing *Philoxenos (saint with cult in Oxyrhynchos, S00443), datable to the 6th century.
E02309Greek order for wine, from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), issued by a church to a steward of an institution dedicated to Apa *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443); dated 24 January 487.
E02313Greek list of building stones, from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), concerning the building of the church of *Philoxenos (saint with cult at Oxyrhynchos, S00443), datable to the 6th/7th century.