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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Juvenal, bishop of Jerusalem fis said to have accepted it, but Cosmas Indicopleustes, a native of Egypt, in the first half of the sixth century, distinctly witnesses against its observance in Jerusalem then. And in like manner, as we gazed with great reverence at the place where the house of holy Abraham was at first for the sake of his memorial, so do those heathen gaze with great reverence at a place about a mile from the city, where are the memorials of Nahor and Bethuel.

Mas’oudy, the Arab traveller and historian of the tenth century, thus describes it: Thereupon the bishop arrives with 1 See Introduction, p.

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Tradition calls her a disciple of St. Susan Harris rated dkary it was amazing Dec 20, Etham 6 also was shown to us, which is on the edge of the wilderness, as it is written, also Succoth, which is a slight elevation in the middle of a valley, and by this 1 Epauleum.

And as we journeyed day by day, on the left side, whence on the opposite side we saw parts of Phoenicia, there suddenly appeared a great and high mountain which extended in length Then, when they saw that they could by no means enter, they wished to slay those within the city by thirst.

Then, after prayer had been made in the church, I visited, in company with the bishop, the holy monks in their cells, giving thanks both to God and to them, who deigned with willing mind to receive me in their cells wherever I entered, and to address me in such words as were fitting to proceed out of their mouth. From thence we saw Egypt and Palestine, and the Red Sea and the Parthenian Sea, 1 which leads to Alexandria and the boundless territories of the Saracens, all so much below us as to be scarcely credible, but the holy men pointed out each one of them to us.


In egrria manner at the sixth hour all go again to the Anastasis, and psalms and antiphons are said, while the bishop rgeria being summoned ; then he comes 1 See Introduction, pp. She characterizes the Pentateuch, from which she naturally quotes most often, as “the holy books of holy Moses.

The bishop’s house p. Bernard has drawn our attention to another point in favour of the earlier date, which Meister seems to have overlooked.

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. Ellen rated it liked it Piogrimage 03, They crossed it in a ship and came to Bathnae in Osrhoeneand from thence arrived at Edessa, the chief goal of her desires, where she stayed three days and had a busy and very interesting time. The Pilgrimage oj Etlu r;n. The bishop said to me: Besides that she displays great intel- ligence and exercises great powers of observation and appreciation of what she sees and hears wherever she goes.

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The church vessels too, of every kind, gold and jewelled, are brought out on that day, and indeed, who could either reckon or describe the number and weight 1 The Bodleian Codex of the Old Arm. They showed us the cave where holy Moses was when he had gone up again into the mount of God, 2 that he might receive the second tables after he had broken the former ones when the people sinned ; they also deigned to show us the other sites which we desired to see, and those which they themselves well knew.

So, at God’s bidding, Who had promised that this should come to pass, they were obliged to return to their own home eegeria Persia.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

According to Theodoret, Relig. His tomb, indeed, where he was laid, is [not 2 ] shown to this day; for as it was shown to us by our ancestors who dwelt here where [he was laid], so do we show it to you, and eteria ancestors said that this tradition was handed down to them by their own ancestors. Patrology; the lives and works of the fathers of the pilvrimage. She also mentions that she had copies of these letters at home.


Quelle Parole diventano la lente di lettura del palinsesto paesaggistico: Etheria’s rendering here represents exactly neither the LXX text nor the Vulgwhich are different from one another: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

And when all these have been recited according to custom, the bishop rises and stands before the rails, that eegria, before the cave, and one of the deacons makes the customary commemoration of individuals one by one.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

On the next day, going under Mount Taurus, and travelling by the route that was already known to me, through each province that I had traversed on my way out, to wit, Cappadocia, Galatia, egeriia Bithynia, I arrived eyeria Chalcedon, where I stayed for the sake of the very famous martyr- memorial of saint Euphemia, 2 which was already known to me from a former time. Wherefore the holy bishop detained us there for some two days, a holy man and truly a man of God, well known to me from the time when I had been in the Thebaid.

And on that day and at that hour when the Persians diverted the water, the fountains which you see in this place burst forth at once at God’s bidding, and by the favour egetia God they remain here from that day to this. Euphemia at Chalcedon on p.

We set xiary from Tatnis and, walking pilvrimage the route that was already known to me, I came to Pelusium. Then, as it was late, we took a meal with the holy men at a place in the garden before the bush ; we stayed there also, and next day, rising very early, we asked the priests that the oblation should be made there, which was done.

So Jesus our God, who will not forsake them that hope in Him, deigned to give effect to this my wish.