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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Patermouthios, native of Oxyrhynchos who gathered disciples around him

Saint ID


Type of Saint
Monastic founders
Related Evidence Records
E02443Coptic sale of a property, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), mentioning Abba *Patermouthios (possibly S01222); dated 25 February 750.
E02445Coptic agreement over land property, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), mentioning a topos of Apa *Patermoute (S01222), dated 8 December 722.
E02462Coptic sale of half a house, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), a property located outside of (the area of) the great bishop Apa *Patermouthios (possibly S01222); dated 12 June 725.
E04022Coptic agreement concerning the separation of inherited property, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), listing a priest of Apa *Patermouthios (S01222) at castron Jeme among the various witnesses; dated 6 October 719.
E04030Coptic will of Susanna, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), bequeathing her property to her five grandchildren, mentioning a church dedicated to Apa *Patermoute (S01222) at Jeme, of which she owns a fifth, as well as land property located near the church of the *Apostles (S00084) at castron Jeme; dated some time before the year 749.
E04040Coptic inscription on nummulitic limestone, presumably from Middle Egypt, with a long invocation to a large number of saints including *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Michael (the Archangel, S00181), *Adam (S00772), the *Patriarchs (S00138) and *Apostles (S00084), the martyrs Apa *Viktor (son of Romanos, Egyptian martyr, S00749), Apa *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), Apa *Paul (the first anchorite, S00089) and his brothers, as well as list of holy monastic figures, such as Apa *Apollo, Apa *Anoup, and Apa *Phib (monks and monastic founders, S00774), Apa *Patermoute (S01222), Apa *Proou, and all the saints. Datable to the 6th/9th century.
E05704Coptic document from Jeme (Upper Egypt) addressing the monastic community of Apa *Patermouthios (possibly S01222) acknowledging the settlement of a dispute; datable to the 8th century.