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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Mary and Martha of Bethany, followers of Jesus and sisters of Lazarus

Saint ID


Reported Death Not Before


Reported Death Not After


Type of Saint
Other New Testament saints, Groups and pairs of saints
Related Evidence Records
E02819Bronze disk with a Greek dedicatory inscription to *Mary and Martha of Bethany (followers of Jesus and sisters of Lazarus, S01326). Found on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem (Roman province of Palaestina I). Late antique.
E03185The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 4 June in the village of Bethany *Mary and Martha of Bethany (followers of Jesus and sisters of Lazarus, S01326).
E03720The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 25 April *Mark (the Evangelist, S00293), *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Mary (mother of James, New Testament figure, S01818), *Salome (follower of Jesus, S01819), *Ioanna (the Myrrhbearer, New Testament figure, S01820), and *Mary and Martha of Bethany (followers of Jeus and sisters of Lazarus, S01326).
E04615The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum, as transmitted in 8th c. manuscripts, records the feasts of a number of saints on 19 January.
E06520Jerome, in his Letter 108, describes how Paula travelled through Palestine in 385 and visited the tomb of *Lazarus (friend of Jesus, *S01417) and the home of *Mary and Martha (followers of Jesus and sisters of Lazarus, S01326) in Bethany. Written in Latin in Bethlehem (Palestine), 404.
E06540The Latin Gelasian Sacramentary (or Liber Sacramentorum Romanae Ecclesiae), probably compiled around 750 near Paris using earlier material from Rome records prayers to saints on their feast days in January.