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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Petros, bishop of Sebasteia in Armenia, ob. early 4th c.

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Related Evidence Records
E01303The Greek Martyrdom of the *Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (S00103) recounts the martyrdom of forty Christian soldiers in a lake outside Sebasteia/Sebaste (eastern Asia Minor), including miracles and visions happening during and after their death. After a revelation, the bishop collects their relics. Probably written in Sebasteia, in the late 4th to 6th c.
E01304Gregory of Nyssa, in his Letter 1 of the 380s or 390s, mentions festivals of a certain *Petros (bishop of Sebasteia, S01124 or S01125) and unnamed martyrs (perhaps *Athenogenes of Pedachthoe, S00065) at Sebasteia/Sebaste (eastern Asia Minor), and a festival of martyrs in the village of Andaëmona in Cappadocia (central Asia Minor). Probably written in Greek at Nyssa (central Asia Minor).
E02993The Greek Life and Martyrdom of *Athenogenes (martyr of Pedachthoe, S00065) recounts the miracles and martyrdom of a bishop of the village of Pedachthoe (northern Asia Minor), reportedly based on an earlier document, reworked by a certain Anysios; it includes an account of several other martyrdoms. Written at Pedachthoe in the 4th/5th c. Overview entry
E02998The Greek Life and Martyrdom of *Athenogenes (bishop and martyr of Pedchthoe, S00065), of the 4th/5th c., mentions that the saint was burned at Sebasteia on the same site as an earlier martyr, the bishop of Sebasteia, *Petros (S01124). It reports that there is a church on the site and that Petros rests at a place called Bizaza. Written in Pedachthoe (northern Asia Minor).