Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki: Civic Patron and Divine Protector, 4th-7th Centuries CE
Trinity Press International, 1999 - 169 σελίδες
"The late antique city of Thessaloniki claimed particular devotion to a local Christian hero and martyr of the early fourth century named Demetrios. Hagiographical texts depict Demetrios as a young Roman citizen who was arrested, jailed, and martyred during a visit by the emperor Galerius to Thessaloniki in the first decade of the fourth century. A popular local veneration of the saint quickly developed, and by the middle of the seventh century St. Demetrios was venerated as a divine patron and protector of Thessaloniki." "Through examination of archaeological, art-historical, and textual evidence, this book seeks to analyze the process by which Demetrios rose to the status of divine urban patron. The evidence shows how the cult of St. Demetrios developed in a manner quite different from other contemporary martyr cults, thus suggesting wider implications for the history of martyr veneration in early Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Alexander Vasiliev apse archaeological archbishop John archbishop of Thessaloniki Bakirtzis basilica of St bishop Bollandistes Byzantine Art chlamys church of St ciborium citizens of Thessaloniki city of Thessaloniki civic patron collection of Miracles Commentaire Constantinople Cormack crypt cult of St deacon Delehaye Demetrios of Thessaloniki Demetrios's depicted divine protector Early Byzantine Churches emperor eparch Eusebios evidence faithful fifth century five-aisle basilica Galerius Grabar Greek hagiographical healing Hippolyte Delehaye holy ibid Iconoclasm identified inscription John's collection Justinian Kabiros late antique legendes grecques Lemerle Leontios located longer version Lyaios Macedonia Marianos martyr Demetrios Martyrium martyrologies Maximian medallion Mentzos miracle stories Mosaic Decoration mosaic of St Nestor notes orarion parekklesia Passio Altera Passions of St pier mosaics prefect of Illyricum prefecture reflects relics of St remained role Roman saint Demetrius seat seventh century Sirmium Sirmium or Thessaloniki Slavs Soterious Speck stadium suggests tablion tion tomb veneration of St Vickers