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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


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


Name

Jeremiah, Old Testament prophet

Saint ID

S01421

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Old Testament saints
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00164Greek Calendar of Church Services to be performed at different churches in Oxyrhynchus (Middle Egypt) from the end of October to the end of March of the years 535–536, providing information on the names of many churches, and on the saints’ days celebrated in the city.
E03138The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 1 May *Jeremiah (Old Testament prophet, S01421).
E03281The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 21 July *Jeremiah (Old Testament prophet, S01421).
E03807The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 21 July *Jeremiah (Old Testament prophet, S01421), *Isaiah (Old Testament prophet, S00282), *Symeon (the Holy Fool, S01636).
E04124Bronze censer with a dedicatory Greek inscription invoking *Jeremiah (possibly the Old Testament prophet, S01421), *Kyrikos (probably the child martyr of Tarsus, S00007), and other unnamed saints. Provenance unknown, probably the Roman provinces of Palestine or Arabia. Now in Jerusalem. Probably 6th c.
E04312Greek fiscal codex from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), offering a list of fugitives and mentioning among them monks from the monastery of *Christophoros (presumably the martyr of Pamphylia, S00616) in the pagarchy of Panopolis (Upper Egypt), of *Jeremias (S00773) and *Kyriakos (presumably the child martyr of Tarsus, son of *Ioulitta/Julitta, S00007) in the pagarchy of the Thinite nome (Upper Egypt), as well as another of *Kyriakos in the pagarchy of Panopolis (Upper Egypt); dated around the year 709.
E05289John Moschus, in his Spiritual Meadow (77), mentions a church of *Mary (Mother of God; S00033) founded in Alexandria by Patriarch Eulogius I (580-608), and a church of *John (probably the Baptist, S00020), probably also in Alexandria. He also records a legend that Alexander the Great brought the relics of *Jeremiah (the Prophet, S01421) and had them buried at the so-called Tetrapylon in Alexandria. Written in Greek, probably in Rome, in the 620s or 630s.
E06537Aldhelm, in his prose On Virginity, names *Jeremiah (Old Testament prophet, S01421) as an exemplary virgin. Written in Latin in southern Britain, for the nuns at the monastery at Barking (south-east Britain), c. 675/686.
E06659Aldhelm's verse On Virginity lists a range of saints as exemplary virgins, with some variations to the list found in the earlier prose version of the same treatise. Written in Latin in southern Britain, for the nuns at the monastery at Barking (south-east Britain), c. 675/710. Overview entry
E07919Theodosius, in his On the Topography of the Holy Land, in a chapter on holy sites near Jerusalem, notes the burial places of *Samuel (Old Testament prophet, S01429) and *Jeremiah (Old Testament prophet, S01421). Written in Latin, perhaps in Africa, 518/540.
E07925Theodosius, in his On the Topography of the Holy Land, notes the presence in Memphis (Lower Egypt) of an Arian monastery dedicated to *Jeremiah (Old Testament prophet, S01421) and a Catholic monastery dedicated to 'Apollonius the hermit' (perhaps *Apollonios, Egyptian ascetic and monastic founder, 4th c., S02466). Written in Latin, perhaps in Africa, 518/540.