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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Martha, mother of Symeon Stylites the Younger, ob. late 6th c.

Saint ID

S00864

Gender
Female
Type of Saint
Mothers and fathers, Ascetics/monks/nuns
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E01648Pilgrim tokens (eulogiae) produced at the Monastery of *Symeon the Younger (stylite near Antioch, ob. 592, S00860), with inscriptions and depictions, all referring to Symeon, some also to *Martha (his mother, S00864), *Konon (his disciple, S00865), and *Michael (the Archangel, S00181). From Bobbio (northern Italy), and other locations (generally near-eastern). 6th-13th c.
E03165The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 28 May *Symeon the Younger (stylite near Antioch, ob. 592, S00860) and his mother 'Helena' (an error for Martha, the mother of Symeon the Younger, S00864).
E03791The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 5 July *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), and *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), *Peter (the Apostle, S00036), and *Martha (mother of Symeon Stylites the Younger, ob. late 6th c., S00864).
E03797The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 11 July *Forty-five martyrs of Nikopolis (martyrs in Armenia under Licinius, S01778), *Hyacinthus (martyr of Rome under Trajan, S01609), *Euphemia (martyr of Chalcedon, S00017) and *Martha (mother of Symeon Stylites the Younger, ob. late 6th c., S00864).
E04126The anonymous Greek Life of *Symeon Stylites the Younger (stylite near Antioch, ob. 592, S00860) recounts his ascetic withdrawal, life as a stylite, and numerous miracles in life. It includes references to miracles and shrines of *John the Baptist (S00020), *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), and the *Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (S00103). Written in the late 6th or early 7th c., probably by a monk of the monastery and shrine of the 'Wondrous Mountain' near Antioch (Syria).
E04127The anonymous Greek Life of *Martha (mother of Symeon Stylites the Younger, S00864), written in Greek, recounts her holy life, death, and burial at the 'Wondrous Mountain', and several posthumous miracles. Written probably in the 7th c., and probably by a monk of the monastery and shrine of the Wondrous Mountain near Antioch (Syria).