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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Demetrios, martyr of Thessalonike

Saint ID

S00761

Number in BH

BHG 496-547

Reported Death Not Before

304

Reported Death Not After

311

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Soldiers, Aristocrats
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.
E01256A dipinto in Greek, of the 7th/9th c., in the basilica of *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761) in Thessalonike (south Balkans/Greece), invokes the protection of the God of *Demetrios on behalf of a guild of artisans or merchants.
E01257A graffito in Greek, probably of the 7th/9th c., in the basilica of *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761) in Thessalonike (south Balkans/Greece), invokes *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761), and *Theodore (martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00480).
E01343The short recension of the Greek Martyrdom of *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761), of the late 5th or the 6th c., recounts his martyrdom, first miracles, and the foundation of his shrine in Thessalonike (south Balkans/Greece). Written in Thessalonike.
E01344The long version of the Greek Martyrdom of *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike S00761), of the 6th or 7th c., recounts the martyrdom of the nobleman Demetrios, and his companions *Nestor and Loupos (S00796). It also recounts miracles performed by the relics of Demetrios, and the foundation of his basilicas in Thessalonike (south Balkans/Greece) and Sirmium (middle Danube). Written in Thessalonike.
E01384Greek inscriptions with invocations of *Panteleemon (physician and martyr of Nikomedia, S00596), and *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761), written on two columns in the basilica in Sougia Selinou (ancient Syia), southwest Crete. Dated by the excavators to the 6th c.
E03024The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 13 February 'the earthquake', and *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761).
E03643The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th century, based however on the 5th-7th c. prototype from Jerusalem, commemorates on 13 February 'the earthquake' and *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761), and *Martinianos (hermit of Caesarea in Palestine, ob. c. 422, S01640).
E03906The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 25 October *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761), *Babylas (bishop and martyr of Antioch, and companions S00061), *Phokas (probably martyr of Antioch, S00413), *Kosmas and Damianos (brothers, physician martyrs of Syria, S00385), *Varos (soldier and martyr in Egypt under Galerius, S01212), *John the Baptist (S00020), and *Sophia and her daughters (martyrs of Rome, S00554).
E03907The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 26 October the discovery of the head of *John the Baptist (S00020), and *Demetrios (martyr of Thessalonike, S00761).
E06405Gregory the Great in a papal letter (Register 9.192) of 599, to Boninus, defensor, discusses slaves of a monastery dedicated to *Demetrius (possibly the martyr of Thessalonike, S00761) in Rome. Written in Latin in Rome.