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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli, ob. 371

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BHL 2750

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Related Evidence Records
E02448Gregory of Tours writes the Glory of the Confessors, in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 587/588. Overview entry.
E02453Gregory of Tours, in his Glory of the Confessors (3), recounts how *Eusebius (bishop of Vercelli, ob. 371, S01219), from his grave in Vercelli (northern Italy) cures people and casts out demons, particularly on his feast day, when the possessed smash the lamps and are cured by the falling oil. Gregory's mother placed relics of Eusebius in the oratory of her house in Gaul, which saved her and the building from fire. Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 587/588.
E03237The Life of *Gaudentius (bishop of Novara, S01531) is written in Latin, presumably in Novara, at an uncertain date, perhaps in the late 7th or early 8th c., but by the 9th c. at the latest. It narrates Gaudentius’ association with *Laurentius (priest and martyr of Novara, S02438), *Martin (ascetic and bishop of Tours, S00050), *Eusebius (bishop of Vercelli, S01219) and *Ambrose (bishop of Milan, S00490); his miracles, appointment as bishop of Novara and incomplete building of a basilica; after his death, the miracles performed by his uncorrupt body on display in the church of the mother of God (Mary, mother of Christ, S00033), then in a tomb in the finished basilica.
E03239The Life of *Eusebius (bishop of Vercelli, ob. 371, S01219) is written in Latin at an uncertain date between the late 6th and early 9th c. Setting the narrative in the history of the period and notably the Arian controversy, it narrates Eusebius’ youth and career, the miracles he performed, his exile to Scythopolis and return to Vercelli, where he is martyred and buried in a basilica that he had built next to the body of *Theognistus (martyr of Vercelli, E02469), where many miracles occur.
E05328Two sermons (Sermons 7 and 8), spuriously attributed to Maximus of Turin, are composed for the feast of *Eusebius (bishop of Vercelli, ob. 371, S01219). Written in Latin, probably in Vercelli (northern Italy), possibly late 4th c.
E05594Bede, in his Martyrology, records the feast on 1 August in Vercelli (northern Italy) of *Eusebius (bishop of Vercelli, ob. 371, S01219). Written in Latin at Wearmouth-Jarrow (north-east Britain), 725/731.
E05815Agnellus of Ravenna, in his Liber Pontificalis Ecclesiae Ravennatis, written in Latin, refers to the reconciliation to Orthodoxy by Bishop Agnellus (557-570) of several previously Arian churches, located in and around Ravenna (northern Italy). The new dedications are recorded as being to *Eusebius (bishop of Vercelli, ob. 371, S01219), *George (soldier and martyr, S00259), and *Theodore (soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00480), all in Ravenna; to *Sergius (soldier and martyr of Rusafa, S00023) in Classe; and to *Zeno (bishop of Verona, ob. 371, S01558) in Caesarea. Account written in Ravenna in 830/846.