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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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


Anna, mother of Mary

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Related Evidence Records
E03811The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 25 July *Anna (mother of Mary, S01614), *Olympias (deaconess of Constantinople, ob. 408, S01414), *Eupraxia (virgin and ascetic at Tabenna, S01637), *Kyprianos and Ioustina (martyrs of Antioch, S01704), *George (probably the soldier and martyr, S00259).
E04281Procopius of Caesarea, in his On Buildings, reports that the emperor Justinian (r. 527-565) built churches dedicated to *Anna (S01614, mother of the Virgin Mary) and to *Zoe (martyr of Attaleia, S01600) in Constantinople in the district of Deuteron. Written in Greek at Constantinople, in the 550s.
E05971Coptic ostracon from the area of Hermonthis (Upper Egypt) with an excerpt from a calendar of saints’ feast days, such as those of *Jakob (S00858), *Arsenios and Loukios (ascetics of Syrian origin, and martyrs near Panopolis, S02600), *Theognosta (perhaps the mother of George, S01537), *Athanasios (possibly the bishop of Alexandria, ob. 373, S00294), *David (Old Testament king of Israel and Psalmist, S00269), *Daniel (possibly the disciple and biographer of Arsenios, S02379) *Zoilos (possibly the disciple of Arsenios, S02378) and *Anna (possibly the mother of Mary, S01614), *Maria (possibly Mary, mother of Christ, S00033) and *Sophia (perhaps the head of a convent in Edessa, ob. 363, S02381); datable to the 7th century.