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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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



Saint ID


Type of Saint
Related Evidence Records
E01252Coptic funerary inscription, probably from Bawit, with a long invocation to a large number of saints including the Archangels *Michael (S00181) and *Gabriel (S00192),*Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), the Apostles (S00084), the martyrs *Viktor (son of Romanos, S00749), *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), *George (soldier and martyr, S00259), and *Menas (soldier and martyr of Abu Mena, S00073), and *Pamoun (S00775), as well as a long list of monastic figures that includes Apa *Apollo (founder of the monastery at Bawit, 4th century, S00160), Apa *Anoup, and Apa *Phib (S00774), of unknown date, presumably 6th/9th century and most likely from Bawit (Middle Egypt).
E01265Fragment of a Greek Martyrdom of *Pamoun (S00775) from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), datable to the 6th/7th century.
E01266Coptic fragment of the Martyrdom of the monk *Pamoun (S00775) and his brother *Sarmata (S00776), set in Alexandria, from Achmim/Panopolis (Upper Egypt), manuscript datable to the 8th/9th century, composed most likely during the 5th–7th century.
E03576Coptic fragment of the Martyrdom of *Thekla (virgin and martyr of Egypt, S00777), daughter of Kyros, from Assiut (Upper Egypt), mentioning Apa *Pamoun (S00775 or S00776) and Apa *Klaudios (S01470) invoking God, Christ, all the saints, and the archangels at the trial under the governor Arianos, possibly at Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt); written most likely in the 6th/7th century.
E05465Coptic inscription from Wadi Sarga (Upper Egypt), with an invocation of *Moses (Old Testament prophet and lawgiver, S00241), *Enoch (Old Testament patriarch, S00762), Apa *Jeremia (S00773), Apa *Papohe (S02066), Apa *Apollo (S00774), Apa *Anoup (S00774), Apa *Pshoi (S01245), Apa *Pamoun (S00775); datable to the 7th/8th century.