TITO ORLANDI

Saint Camoul, Or Chamoul

SAINT CAMOUL, or Chamoul A martyr under DIOCLETIAN (feast day: 16 Bashans). Lacking a first part, the text of his Passion has survived in fragments from only one Sahidic codex (British Library, London, Pap. V, ed. Winstedt, 1910, pp. 169ff.). The action opens with Camoul in prison under the governor Pompeius. He has obviously been …

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Saint Clement I

SAINT CLEMENT I A bishop of Rome at the end of the first century and the second successor to Peter. A certain number of works are attributed to him in the Greek literary tradition, works whose authenticity has been widely discussed in modern criticism. Of these, there is only one that can be cited as …

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Saint Ari Or Uri

SAINT ARI or Uri A priest of Shatanuf who was martyred under Diocletian (feastday: 9 Misrah). The text of his Passion has survived in only one Bohairic codex (Vatican Library, 61f., 69-89, ed. Hyvernat, 1886-1887). It begins with mention of the edict of Diocletian, brought by a dispatch bearer to the dux Armenius in Alexandria …

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Saint Archellides

SAINT ARCHELLIDES A Roman noble who became a monk in Palestine (feast day: 13 Tubah). The account of his life has been preserved in Sahidic in a complete codex (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M 579.1) and in various fragments from DAYR ANBA SHINUDAH (ed. Drescher, 1947), and is attributed to one Eusebius, a historiographer …

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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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Saint Herai

SAINT HERAI A fourth-century virgin martyr in Egypt (feast day: 14 Tubah); she is briefly mentioned also in the Greek calendar (5 and 23 September). The legendary Passion of Herai survives in a single Sahidic manuscript (Egyptian Museum, Turin, cat. 63000, III. 65-72), which is now incomplete. The missing portions can be reconstructed from the …

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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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