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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Philotheos, child martyr of Antioch

Saint ID

S00878

Reported Death Not Before

304

Reported Death Not After

312

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Martyrs, Children
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E01689Greek inscription on a house at Barad/Brad in the Limestone Massif (north Syria), with a list of six or more saints: a saint *John (presumably either the Baptist, S00020, or the Apostle and Evangelist, S00042), *Dometios (monk of Syria, later 4th c., S00414), *George (soldier and martyr, S00259), *Christophoros (martyr of Pamphylia, S00616), *Euphemia (probably the martyr of Chalcedon, S00017), *Philotheos (possibly the martyr of Antioch, S00878), possibly *Kyros and Ioannes/Cyrus and John (physician and soldier, martyrs of Egypt, S00406), a certain *Eusebios, possibly *Thomas the Apostle (S00199), and other unnamed martyrs. Probably 5th/6th c.
E01714Coptic Martyrdom of *Philotheos of Antioch (S00878), a young, rebellious boy of pagan parents, prosecuted by Diocletian and demonstrating his miraculous power over idols; datable to the 6th/7th century.
E01731Coptic list of holy books belonging to the monastery of Apa *Elijah (S00667) on the mountain, presumably at Aphroditopolis/Atfih (Middle Egypt), listing a papyrus manuscript containing the Martyrdom of *Philotheos (child martyr of Antioch, S00878), datable to the 7th/8th century.
E02909The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th century, based however on the 5th-7th c. prototypes from the Holy Land, commemorates on 12 January *Philotheos (child martyr of Antioch, S00878) and his companions, and Stephen, the hegumen.
E04131Coptic ostracon from Hermonthis (Upper Egypt), mentioning an institution dedicated to Philotheos (child martyr of Antioch, S00878); datable to the 7th/8th century.
E04310Greek list of payments from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning receipts written on ostraka concerning districts or institutions named after *Viktor (probably the son of Romanos, S00749), *Philotheos (possibly the young martyr of Antioch, S00878) and *Enoch (probably the Old Testament patriarch, S00762), as well as a hamlet dedicated to Pinoution (saint with cult at Aphrodito, S01613); datable to the 8th century.
E04314Greek list of payments from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning a district named after *Viktor (probably the son of Romanos, S00749) and a district dedicated to *Philotheos (possibly the young martyr of Antioch, S00878); datable to the 8th century.
E04318Greek list of tax payments from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning a district of *Philotheos (possibly the young boy of Antioch, S00878); datable to the 8th century.
E04321Greek list of payments from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning an institution dedicated to *George (presumably the soldier and martyr, S00259), people associated with *Mary (presumably Mother of Christ, S00033), and a district of *Philotheos (possibly the young boy of Antioch, S00878); datable to the 8th century.
E04326Coptic fiscal document from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt) mentioning three districts of the city named after saints, the district of *Enoch (probably the Old Testament patriarch, S00762), the district of *Viktor (probably the Egyptian martyr, son of Romanos, S00749), and the district of *Philotheos (possibly the young martyr of Antioch, S00878); datable to the 7th/8th century.