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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There then, until about the fifth hour of the night, hymns and antiphons suitable to the day and to the place are said, lessons, too, pulgrimage read in like manner, with prayers interspersed, and the passages from the Gospel are read where the Lord addressed His dis- ciples on that same day as He sat in the same cave which is in that church.

The spot is also shown hard by where holy Moses stood when God said to him: The inhabitants of Faran, who are accustomed to travel there with their camels, put signs in different places, and make for these signs when they travel in the day time, but the camels mark the signs at night.

Gamurrini published the Latin text and theorised the author was Saint Sylvia of Aquitaine. Bob rated it liked it Nov 01, Here pilgrimge should no doubt read in flortam LXX, ini nv. She found it was no easy journey of four stations across the desert to what she calls ” the city of Arabia ” identified by experts with the Thou of Roman official documents, or possibly Bubastirand the district was apparently at the time unsettled and in military occupation.


Tuesday in Holy Week. And this place, where the mountains opened out, lies next to the place where are the graves of lust.

The Church at Bethlehem built and adorned by Constantine, with the help of his mother Helena l p. McClure published in Lists with This Book. Susan Harris rated it it was amazing Dec 20, For all, even those of rank, both matrons and men, accompany the bishop all pilgri,age way on foot in this manner, making these Hallel.

McGowan and Bradshaw’s volume does ample justice to the many recent insights from pilgrimage studies and gender theory found in this crucial early Christian text. She found the great and beautiful church had been rebuilt oc a new form nova compositione.

Egeria (pilgrim) – Wikipedia

Etheria was struck by the use of the Kyrie eleison as a response by the numerous choir boys standing by during the recitation of the names from the diptychs at vespers p. The birth-place of Moses is not mentioned in the Bible. Ancient Christian Writers And if any one cannot do even this, he keeps two days’ fast in the week all through Quadragesima, and they who cannot do even this, take a pilgrijage every evening. Then he deigned to take us to the well whence holy Pilgrimwge used to fetch water, 3 and the holy bishop said to us: Then, after prayer has been made, and when all have been blessed, they go thence with hymns to the Lazarium.

Chrysostom speaks of the Quadragesima being finished and the “Great week ” beginning. They showed us where they all had their dwelling places in the valley, the foundations of which dwelling places appear to this day, round in form and made with stone. He thereupon led me first to the palace of King Abgar, where he showed me a great marble statue of him very much like him, as they said having a sheen as if made of pearl. We saw also, lying on a spot near the well, that very great stone which holy Jacob had moved away from the well, and which is shown to-day.


In that city I found scarcely egeia single Christian diiary a few clergy and holy monks if any such dwell in pilgrimate city ; all are heathen. And after the people the bishop enters, and goes at once within the rails of the cave of the martyrium. Ancient Christian Writers 1 – 10 of 66 books.

Open Preview See a Problem? Octave egria the Festival. The fifth day is on the Mount of Olives.

Ascension Day itself was kept, but without much ceremonial, and at Bethlehem, not in the Imbomon, 1 See Bernard, p. The place also was shown to us where the tabernacle was set up by Moses pilgrimmage for the first time, and all things were finished which God had bidden Moses in the mount that they should be made.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

There too we gave thanks to God according to custom and pursued our journey. Now 1 Tatnis, i. When we pilgeimage come down from the church, as I said above, the holy priest said to us: John Bernard has noted that certain details of Egeria’s account that would support a later date—two churches mentioned in the Breviarium and Peregrinatio Theodosii both circa —are absent from Egeria’s otherwise detailed description of Jerusalem and thus confirm the 4th century dating.