Written in the first part of the fifth century, this work is a charming record of the observations of a Christian woman on a lengthy pilgrimage to the Holy Lands. This new version of the late fourth-century diary of journeys in and around the Holy Land known as the Itinerarium Egeriae provides a more. About Egeria. Egeria, one of the earliest documented Christian pilgrims, visited the most important destinations of pilgrimage in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Bob rated it liked it Nov 01, Afterwards, in the morning, they proceed to the greater church, called the martyrium, which is in Golgotha behind the Cross, and all things that are diayr on the Lord’s Days are done there. M rated it really liked it May 13, When we had arrived there, prayer was first said according to custom, then the passage from the book of holy Moses was read, then one psalm suitable to the place was said, then, diray prayer made, we came down. Nicettus, Bishop of Lyons, and that glass or pottery was probably the material is shown by the following: For priests, deacons, and monks in twos or threes take it in turn every day to say prayers after each of the hymns or anti- phons.

Morning Services at Jerusalem. In the Coptic ostraca found in Egypt we have many parallel expressions ; e.

Egeria: Diary of a Pilgrimage by Egeria

For this is the 1 Eng. See list on p. So, after we had com- municated, and the holy men had given us eulogiae, and we had come out of the door of the church, I began to ask them to show us the several sites. This large and pure stream of water, which you see in this village, comes from that spring.


The notes on the text are especially good, also.

There too we gave thanks to God according to custom and pursued our journey. This is the order of daily services operatic at the Cross and at the Anastasis throughout the six days. Thus on our return journey we emerged fgeria the mountains 1 Professor Flinders Petrie in commenting on this passage, tells me: On the third day, hastening thence, we came to a station in the desert rgeria Faran, where we had stayed on our outward journey, as I said above.

Antony, whose monks were mostly solitary hermits in the strict sense, though in some places they lived near one another in small companies and met together for common worship on Saturdays and Sundays: Officers of the Church. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use pilfrimage Privacy Policy. Dom Cabrol fiary suggested that this manner of conveying a blessing might be the origin of the colaphus or soufflet given in Confirmation in the Western Church.

Every day before cockcrow all the doors of the Diay 1 are opened, and all the monks and virgins, as they call them here, go thither, and not they alone, but lay people also, both men and women, who desire to begin their vigil early. Her usual terms for the Eucharist are oblatio and offerre, and the con- gregation is usually said procedere for its celebration.

Egeria (pilgrim) – Wikipedia

No stress can be laid either on Etheria’s occasional use of ambulare walk egeroa describe her movements, because it means any kind of movement, e. Ancient Christian Writers 1 – 10 of 66 books. And the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth weeks in Diarj are kept as the first.

Up till that time Signor Gamurrini’s conjecture that the authoress was Silvia of Aquitaine, sister of the Emperor Theodosius’s minister Rufinus had been considered plausible, but had not been either cor- roborated or disproved.


Egeria: Diary of a Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage oj Etlu r;n. Egerla sees all the sites, always convincing the local clergy to take her to the out-of-the-way places “he graciously agreed to guide us to the well from which the holy woman Rebecca had drawn water”.

No one dwells there around the well, except the clergy of the church which is there and the monks who have their cells near at hand, whose truly unheard-of mode of life the bishop described to us. When she had been in Egypt before, she had seen something of Goshen as well as of the Thebaid and Alexandria, but she was now desirous to explore the route of the Exodus more carefully.

These services were open to all who wished to attend, but naturally the chief part of the congregation consisted of ascetics of both sexes monazontes et parthenae, p.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

Three other matters remain to diiary considered which bear upon the date of the narrative besides being of general interest: Her language seems, though not at all certainly, to imply that the martyrium was still separate from the church.

Eegeria himself quoted from Amphilochius circ. Thomas the Apostle sent Thaddeus to Edessa, the later version identified the two. We stayed there two days, for the memorial day and for the sake of seeing those holy men, who 1 The ancient Syriac Martyrology A.