Arianus

Saint Tolemaus

SAINT TOLEMAUS A martyr in the persecution under DIOCLETIAN (feast day: 11 Kiyahk). The text of his Passion has come down to us in two codices in Sahidic (Rossi, 1893, p. 5, in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, M 581, phot. 32). The account found in the Morgan codex, which is also given in …

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TIL, or Apa Til or Apatil

TIL, or Apa Til or Apatil A third-century martyr dealt with in a legend (Bibliotheca Hagiographica Orientalis 75/76) in the style of the type of martyr’s life predominant in Egypt. According to the legend, Til was a soldier in the camp at Babylon. In the persecution of DIOCLETIAN, he was sent by ARIANUS after unsuccessful …

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Saint Shenufe

SAINT SHENUFE A fourth-century martyr under DIOCLETIAN, (feast day: 7 Babah). His Passion has survived complete in a codex (Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, M 583, fols. 103-138; ed. Reymond and Barns, 1973, pp. 83-127) and in fragments of another codex (Coptic Museum, Cairo, Sottas, 1919). At the beginning of the text there is an …

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Saints Herpaese And Julianus

SAINTS HERPAESE AND JULIANUS Two martyrs of fourth-century Egypt. Two Sahidic fragments (Berliner Papyrussammlung, P22122; ed. Satzinger, 1967-1968, n. 324) are all that remain of a Passio of the martyrs Herpaese and Julianus, who are named nowhere else in Coptic tradition and who are not even included in the Copto-Arabic SYNAXARION. The text is clearly …

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Saint Ascla

SAINT ASCLA A martyr in the persecutions under DIOCLETIAN (feast day: 21 Tubah). His Passion has survived in Coptic in only one codex, in Sahidic dialect (Turin, Museum Egizio, 63000.XV, ed. F. Rossi, 1892, pp. 65-69), but it is also known in Greek and Latin (Bibliotheca hagiographica Graeca 1514, Bibliotheca hagiographica Latina 722). It begins …

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Saint Arianus

SAINT ARIANUS (feast day: 8 Baramhat), fourth-century prefect of the Thebaid and portrayed in many Egyptian martyr legends as a bitter persecutor of the Christians, who later converted and became a martyr himself. In view of the novel character of these texts, one might think that Arianus, too, was an invention of their authors. However, …

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Saint Justus

SAINT JUSTUS A martyr in fourth-century Egypt. Justin is related to the Antiochene cycle concerning the family of the Roman general BASILIDES (see CYCLES). His Passion was presumably written later, when the descriptive elements of the cycle were already much developed and the kinships among people were very elaborate. The Passion was handed down through …

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Saints Krajon And Amun

SAINTS KRAJON AND AMUN A martyrs in fourth-century Egypt (feast day: 25 Abib). Some fragments of the original Passion have survived in Bohairic in the Coptic Museum, Cairo, and the University Library, Leipzig (Evelyn-White, 1926, pp. 105-113). The text belongs to the Cycle of ARIANUS (see CYCLES) and seems to be of the seventh to …

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