SAINT SERAPION

A martyr from Lower Egypt (feast day: 27 Tubah). The legend that tells of the martyrdom of Serapion (Bibliotheca Hagiographica Orientalis 1048, ed. Balestri and Hyvernat, 1955, 1960) belongs to the type of martyrologies predominant in Egypt.

There are rescues among a multitude of tortures, miracles, and promises for the cult center in Panephosi in the eastern Delta, from which the saint came. The entry in the Arabic Alexandrinum presupposes another version of the martyrdom of Serapion.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Balestri, I, and H. Hyvernat. Acta Martyrum I. 43, Coptici, Vol. 3, pp. 63-88. Louvain, 1955. 44, Coptici, Vol. 4, pp. 47-60. Louvain, 1960. Latin translation in Bibliotheca Hagiographica 1048.
  • Baumeister, T. Martyr invictus, pp. 128, 129. Münster, 1972.
  • Crum, W. E. Review of Serapion. In Journal of Theological Studies 10 (1909):461.
  • Delehaye, H. “Les martyrs d’Egypte.” Analecta Bollandiana 40 (1922):5-154; 299-364.
  • O’Leary, De L. The Saints of Egypt, p. 245. London and New York, 1937.

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