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  Martyrology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Greek Church the nearest equivalent to the martyrology is the Synaxarium.
The most important ancient martyrology preserved to the present day is the Martyrologium sancti Hieronymi, a compilation falsely attributed to Jerome, which in its present form goes back to the end of the 6th century.
It is the result of the combination of a general martyrology of the Eastern Churches, a local martyrology of the Church of Rome, some general martyrologies of Italy and Africa, and a series of local martyrologies of Gaul.
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In the Greek Church the nearest equivalent to the martyrology is the Synaxarium (q.v.).
The most important ancient martyrology preserved to the present day is the compilation falsely attributed to St Jerome, which in its present form goes back to the end of the 6th century.
The chief works on the martyrologies are those of Rosweyde, who in 1613 published at Antwerp the martyrology of Ado (also edition of Giorgi, Rome, 1745); of Sollerius, to whom we owe a learned edition of Usuard (Acta sanctorum Junii, vols.
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 St. Blaise
The ninth-century martyrologies of Europe in their lists, which are accompanied by historical notices, give on 15 February the name of St. Blasius, Bishop of Sebaste and martyr.
In the oldest known recension of the so-called martyrology of St. Jerome the name of St. Blasius does not appear; it is only in the later, enlarged catalogues that he is mentioned.
The veneration of the Oriental saint was brought at an early date into Europe, as is shown by the recitals in the historical martyrologies of the ninth century, and the Latin recension of the legend of St. Blasius; so that Blasius became one of the most popular saints of the Middle Ages.
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 St. Barbara
At about this date there were in existence legendary Acts of her martyrdom which were inserted in the collection of Symeon Metaphrastes and were used as well by the authors (Ado, Usuard, etc.) of the enlarged martyrologies composed during the ninth century in Western Europe.
Barbara has often been depicted in art; she is represented standing in a tower with three windows, carrying the palm of a martyr in her hand; often also she holds a chalice and sacramental wafer; sometimes cannon are displayed near her.
GRÄSSE (Leipzig, 1846), 901; Martyrologies of BEDE (Migne, P.L.,XCIV, col. 1134), ADO (Migne, op.
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 MARTYROLOGY - Online Information article about MARTYROLOGY
As regards form, we should distinguish then the favourite exercise of scholars, but he was understood between simple martyrologies, which consist merely of an to be planning some great work when he was drowned, on the enumeration of names, and historical martyrologies, which also loth of April 1500, in the river Cecina near Volterra.
He became secretary of the scientific martyrology discovered by Wright (Journal of Sacred Literature, society of that city, and under his management the society was 1866) gives the idea of a general martyrology.
It is the is not associated with any discovery of the first order, but his result of the combination of a general martyrology of the Eastern researches (especially in connexion with electricity) were remark-Churches, a local martyrology of the Church of Rome, some able for their number and variety.
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 Passion, The (Lat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This repetition not only ensured that a local saint was seen to possess attributes of, and to belong undoubtedly to the universal community of saints, but also allowed the listener the pleasure of recognition.
Even though the later “narrative” martyrologies and passions were considered historical accounts, they were not perceived as factual documents.
Martyrologies and passions were generalized portraits designed for ethical instruction and exaltation, having as historical base only the name or a series of names and places.
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Martyrologies, paeans to martyrs and martyrdom, often declaimed during religious services, embed the events in a cosmic, covenantal drama.
Martyrologies not only detail the martyrdoms but, along with legal sources, tell of rewards associated with the act.
Martyrologies play a part in this training as they do in promoting minor martyrdoms among the wider social group.
www.cqpress.com /context/articles/epr_martyrdom.html   (2048 words)

 Martyrologies and Church Calendars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Strictly speaking, the terms martyrology and calendar describe two different types of document, although they are often treated as synonyms.
A calendar only lists one name per day of saints whose feastdays are celebrated in a particular local church, while a martyrology lists several names per day of saints venerated throughout the universal church and does not represent the liturgical usage of any particular church.
A calendar includes the minimum relevant information, the name of the martyr and the location of the martyrdom, while a martyrology, particularly the later ones, in keeping with their roles more as historical source-books, tends to include an abbreviated account of the suffering of the martyr where available.
www.ucc.ie /milmart/martyrologies.html   (137 words)

 Chapter 9 -- A Critique of the Compromisers [continued]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Martyrology : At Braga in Portugal, the martyr Saint Victor.
Martyrology : At Nantes in Brittany, in the time of Emperor Diocletian, the blessed martyrs Donatian and Rogatian, brothers, who, because of their constancy in the Faith, were sent to prison, stretched on the rack, and lacerated.
Martyrology (under date of August 25): At Arles in France, another blessed Genesius, who, filling the office of notary, and refusing to record the impious edicts by which Christians were commanded to be punished, threw away his books publicly, and declared himself a Christian.
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 Anglo-Saxon Martyrs
Early martyrologies, such as the ‘Jeromian’ Martyrology which was compiled in Italy in the fifth century, were reference books set out according to the calendar year.
The martyrology was a text subject to constant revision designed to bring it into accordance with the observances of any particular monastic house; so no two martyrologies have identical contents, but they often follow similar structural principles.
Among the most informed is the so-called Old English Martyrology, compiled in the later ninth century, perhaps in Mercia, by an anonymous author who was able to draw on the resources of a very substantial library.
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 Martyrology:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
As distinct from individual “Passions” describing the martyrdom of those who have suffered for the Christian faith, martyrologies are collective in structure.
The earliest are calendars, merely naming the martyr and the place of martyrdom under the day of the festival.
The later “historical” martyrologies, notably those of Bede, Florus of Lyons, Rabanus, Ado, and Usuard (all 9
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Martyrologies were listings of the names, and later of the histories of those who suffered physical death because they refused to renounce their belief in Christ.
We have written and organized this martyrology to be easily accessed by name, by patronage and by date.
For those readers who regularly use this martyrology, we have provided convenient push-button access to the listings for today, yesterday and tomorrow according to US Mountain Time Zone (GMT-07:00).
www.christdesert.org /public_texts/martyrology   (209 words)

 Primary Sources for Medieval Studies - Library University College Cork - Ireland
The Roman Martyrology (1584) is a revision of Usuard's.
The martyrology had a liturgical function, and was meant to be read right through, at least the entries for one day.
There are several Irish martyrologies, the best known of which are the Martyrology of Tallaght (MT) which is an Irish version of the Hieronymian Martyrology, Felire Oengusso (an old-Irish metrical version of MT), Feilire hui Gormain or Martyrology of Gorman (which may be described as a versified Usuardianum with additional Irish entries).
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We still possess the martyrology, or ferial, of the Roman Church of the middle of the fourth century, comprising two distinct lists, the "Depositio martyrum" and the "Depositio episcoporum", lists which are elsewhere most frequently found united.
Among the artificial compilations which have been given the title of martyrologies may be mentioned as more important the "Martyrologium Gallicanum" of André du Saussay (Paris, 1637), the "Catalogus Sanctorum Italiæ" of Philip Ferrari (Milan, 1613), the "Martyrologium Hispanum" of Tamayo (Lyons, 1651-59); the last-named must be consulted with great caution.
It was the publication of the Syriac Martyrology discovered by Wright ("Journal of Sacred Literature", 1866, 45 sqq.), which gave the impetus to a series of researches which still continue.
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 Crew's Nest Holidays & Celebrations Easter
According to the Catholic Encyclopaedia, at least three Saint Valentines are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.
He was an early Christian martyr who lived in northern Italy in the third century and was put to death on 14 February around 270AD on the orders of emperor Claudius the Second for flouting the ban on Christianity.
However, though Valentine of Terni and Valentine of Rome have separate entries in martyrologies and biographies, most scholars believe they are the same person.
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 SCTR 26 Class Prep 13 (Murphy, SCU)
Martyrologies of women at this later date are infused with sexual innuendo, despite (or because of?) the praise of the female martyr's virginity.
Thesis : Martyrologies written during persecution, like the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas, present female martyrs in a sexualized way, but the presentation becomes almost pornographic in martyr accounts written after the persecutions have ended (Ambrose, Prudentius).
This is because asceticism has replaced martyrdom as the way to commit oneself completely to God, and because women are so identified with the body that their only way to demonstrate virtue is physically.
www-relg-studies.scu.edu /facstaff/murphy/courses/sctr026/prep-13.htm   (327 words)

 John Foxe's Book of Martyrs
It was an identity that was coexistent with the godly in the life of the church, as indelible as God's providential decree and far more important than transient empires and other man-made political formations.
In the preface, entitled on the usefulness and profit ['fructu'] of this history, to the impressive Latin martyrology published in Basel in 1559 (the Rerum in Eccesiæ Gestarum […]) Foxe was explicit about his objectives as an historian.
Crespin's martyrology was first published in 1554 and kept evolving in the hands of its editors - Crespin and his continuator Simon Goulart - until 1619.
hri.shef.ac.uk /foxe/apparatus/greengrassessay.html   (6947 words)

 St. Garbhan
There are five Garbhans of whom we have accounts in the Martyrologies and lives of the Irish saints.
The references for Garbhan, 26th March, are the Martyrologies of Tallagh (Ed.
The Martyrology of Donegal says that Garbhan of Kilgarvan was abbot of Aghoule.
homepage.eircom.net /~taghmon/histsoc/vol4/chapter08/chapter08.htm   (751 words)

 Amazon.de: English Books: Four Irish Martyrologies: Drummond, Turin, Cashel, York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This edition presents all martyrologies not previously printed, all descendants in some way of the 'Martyrology of engus'.
Among the positive effects of the English Conquest of Ireland in the late twelfth century was the stimulus it gave to the writing of the records of the Irish saints.
All four martyrologies edited in this volume arguably date to the period immediately after the Conquest, when the Irish Church, faced with accusations of backwardness and irregularity, was at pains to demonstrate its modernity and orthodoxy.
www.amazon.de /exec/obidos/ASIN/1870252195/eingutesbuch-21   (238 words)

 San Simplicio
News about them are found in local traditions, in the Passions and in the martyrologies.
The most ancient source are the martyrologies or rather the books of the anniversaries of the martyrs that are object of commemoration in a local Church; the martirologies had as their source the liturgical calendars of the local Churches, in use still before the Constantinian peace (313 A.D.).
Saint Simplicius and his companions martyrs are remembered in numerous martirologies, in first place in the one called Geronymianum, compiled in 431-450; in it there was a "laterculus" or inscription regarding the anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Simplicius and his companions.
www.sansimplicio.org /santo/santo3.htm   (653 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Four Irish Martyrologies: Drummond, Turin, Cashel, York (Henry Bradshaw Society S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This was achieved by drawing on such external sources as the Martyrology of Ado, 'wedding' it to such native sources as the Martyrology of aengus.
Judging by the text of the Martyrology of Drummond, Armagh played a pivotal role in the liturgical 'revival' reflected by all four texts.
Use of the annotated version of the Martyrology of aengus prepared at Armagh about 1170-74 can be detected in three of the four texts.
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 ST.EXPEDITUS (Espedito, Expedito, Expedit)
Information concerning St.Expeditus can be found only in martyrologies, so we cannnot obtain precise details about his existence.
As we can see, St.Expeditus is commemorated in the martyrology on April 18th and on April 19th, but the first date seems to be a mistake (mistakes were very common in martyrologies).
The only facts that seem to be certain concern the day (19th April) and the place of his death (Melitene - nowadays Malatya, Turkey) ; nothing can be said about the circumstances and the time of his martyrdom (someone states that he died under Diocletian, but this hypothesis is not demonstrated).
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 Readings 27 and 28   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The witness to Christ borne even to the shedding of blood has become a common inheritance of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans and Protestants, as Pope Paul VI pointed out in his Homily for the Canonization of the Ugandan Martyrs.
The Church of the first centuries, although facing considerable organizational difficulties, took care to write down in special martyrologies the witness of the martyrs.
These martyrologies have been constantly updated through the centuries, and the register of the saints and the blessed bears the names not only of those who have shed their blood for Christ but also of teachers of the faith, missionaries, confessors, bishops, priests, virgins, married couples, widows and children.
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 McCulloh CV
"The 'Pseudo-Bede of Cologne': A Martyrology of the 'Gorzean' Reform," submitted to Festschrift Peter Herde zum 65.
"The Textual Tradition of the Martyrologies of Notker the Stammerer and Herman the Lame," Mid-America Conference on History, Lawrence, Kansas, September 1982
This presentation was part of a panel on sources for the study of medieval hagiography, and it included an annotated bibliography, which is available on-demand from the Hagiographical Society.
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 CIN - St. Blase, Bishop and Martyr
He is mentioned in the ancient Western Martyrologies which bear the name of St. Jerome.
Ado and Usuard, with several more ancient manuscript Martyrologies, quoted by Chatelain, place his name on the 15th.
In the holy wars his relics were dispersed over the West, and his veneration was propagated by many miraculous cures, especially of sore throats.
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 Martyrologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
martyrologies is a valid word in this word list, but no definition for it has been loaded yet.
The word "martyrologies" uses 13 letters: A E G I L M O O R R S T Y.
Words within martyrologies not shown as it has more than seven letters.
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 Dangerous Logic: Comment on The Patron Saint Of Right-The-Hell-Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
a guy named Expeditus was listed in a 5th century martyrology list as having been killed back in the bad old days in Melitene.
It's possible the ol' martyrologies got the name wrong, but it's also possible that it was some guy whose name nobody quite remembered, or who was nicknamed "Expeditus".
The Italians seem rather torqued at everybody else in the known world being so slow to pick up on one of their favorite saints, and with the whole crate story being peddled to the ignorant.
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 Records for Martyrs and martyrologies : papers read at the 1992 Summer Meeting and the 1993 Winter Meeting of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Records for Martyrs and martyrologies : papers read at the 1992 Summer Meeting and the 1993 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.
Martyrs and martyrologies : papers read at the 1992 Summer Meeting and the 1993 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.
Martyrs and martyrologies : papers read at the 1992 Summer Meeting and the 1993 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society / edited by Diana Wood.
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 Saints of December 29
This trio is named in all the Western martyrologies, yet nothing is known but their names and the fact that they met their death in Rome (Benedictines).
His tomb was violated in 1562 and razed in 1792, but some remains were discovered in 1931, concealed in the stable.
Though his cult has never been formally approved, he is venerated in the diocese of Arras and is included in French martyrologies (Benedictines, Delaney, Encyclopedia).
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