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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Martin, bishop and confessor of Rome, ob. 655/656

Saint ID


Number in BH

BHL 5592-5598

Reported Death Not Before


Reported Death Not After


Type of Saint
"Confessors", Bishops
Related Evidence Records
E03866The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 15 September the death of *John Chrysostom (bishop of Constantinople, ob. 407, S00779) and *Niketas the Goth (martyr in the Danube region, ob. 372, S00711), and probably *Martin (confessor and bishop of Rome, ob. 655/656, S00859).
E08046The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor contains multiple entries describing Pope *Martin I (bishop of Rome and confessor, ob. 655/6, S00859) and *Maximos the Confessor (monk, theologian, and confessor, ob. 662, S01455) as confessors and/or martyrs because of their persecution by the emperor Constans II. Chronicle compiled in the Byzantine Empire in the early 9th c., using extracts from earlier Greek texts