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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Cyrinus/Quirinus, martyr of Rome, buried in the cemetery of Pontianus

Saint ID


Number in BH

BHL 5543

Reported Death Not Before


Reported Death Not After


Type of Saint
Related Evidence Records
E02093The Martyrdom of *Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abacuc of Persia (martyrs of the via Cornelia near Rome, S01163) and of *Valentinus (priest and martyr of Rome, S00433) is written in Latin probably in the diocese of Silva Candida near Rome, probably no later than the 6th c. Narrates how Marius and his family travel from Persia to Rome; their care for persecuted Christians and for the burial of martyrs, in particular *Blastus (martyr of Rome, S00476) in a crypt on the via Salaria, and *Cyrinus/Quirinus (martyr of Rome, S01551) in a crypt in the cemetery of Pontianus; the trial of the priest Valentinus and his conversion of the princeps *Asterius (martyr of Ostia, S01550) and all his household; the latter's arrest, martyrdom and burial at Ostia, where a church is built; Valentinus’ martyrdom and burial on the via Flaminia; the martyrdom of Marius and his family on the via Cornelia, and their burial. Miracles abound up to this day at the burial places of the martyrs.
E04748The 6th/7th c. recension of the Latin Martyrologium Hieronymianum records the feasts of a number of saints on 24 March.
E05536Bede, in his Martyrology, records the feast on 25 March at Rome of *Cyrinus/Quirinus (martyr of Rome, S01551). Written in Latin at Wearmouth-Jarrow (north-east Britain), 725/731.