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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The Pilgrim seems to identify Salem with Salim: However, others including Hagith Sivan, have pointed out that during Egeria’s time it was common to address fellow lay Christians as “sisters” and “brothers. Bible has “the field of Zophim.

Probably Etheria’s is meant to be only a loose paraphrase, not an exact transcription. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There ” the original impulse to the erem- itic life survived, and the cenobitic ideal made little headway either now or later. 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 piltrimage and very interesting time.

When Jesus six days before the Passover had come to Bethany, and the rest.

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Naturally it would begin as a favourite local commemoration egeris the Holy City, and thence it spread towards the West in the sixth century. Thecla’s tomb early in the fifth century, but, if the date we have adopted for Etheria’s pilgrimage is correct, the close similarity of the two names is a mere coincidence.

The place where was the inscription concerning Lot’s wife was shown to us, which place is read of in the Scriptures. On the same evening they go up to the hillock [on the Mt.

Every once in a while comes in a fascinating detail which you don’t read in the secondary literature, such as that in Lent they eat “no olive oil, nothing which comes from s, but only water and a little flour soup. The village is now called Hero; it is situated at the sixteenth milestone from the land of Goshen, and it is within the boundaries of Egypt ; moreover, it is a very pleasant spot, for an arm of the Nile flows there.


John the Baptist from the priest, as well as from the holy monks who had cells in the same orchard, and always giving thanks to God, we set out on the way we were going. 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.

Hymns as well as antiphons are said, and prayers are made between the several hymns and pilgfimage, for at the pilgrjmage there are riary both priests and deacons ready there for the assembling of the multitude, the custom being that the holy places are not opened before cockcrow.

Morning Services at Jerusalem. Thus the dismissal takes place ppilgrimage the Anastasis, and one by one all egeroa near egerka the bishop’s hand. Egeria set down her observations in a letter now called Itinerarium Egeriae “Travels of Egeria”.

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There, too, we made the oblation, with very earnest prayer, and also read the passage from the book of the Kings ; for it was our special custom that, when we had arrived at those places which I had desired to visit, the appropriate passage from the book should always be read.

From this place we sent back the soldiers who according to Roman discipline had given us the help of their escort as long as we had walked through suspected places. If anything furtiier remains to tell and her life is spared, she will relate it in person or in another letter. At God’s bidding we always kept to this custom, whenever we were able to come to the places we desired. By this time the mountains lie only four miles distant, and, passing along the wide, flat valley that lies between, they soon arrive at their foot on the western side.

Jan 29, Debbi rated it liked it Shelves: Thomas the Apostle sent Thaddeus to Edessa, the later version identified eberia two.

Fructuosus, bishop of Braga. The use of incense is mentioned on p. And the oblation is made in the Anastasis the earlier, that the dismissal may take place before sunrise.


Egeria: Diary of a Pilgrimage

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.

The proper names she quotes are, as we have shown in the text, good instances of this, and to these we may add one which is perhaps the clearest of all: Thomas the Apostle, whose whole body is there. Diarg the holy bishop said to me: It is not certain what the reference here is. For the ” city of Arabia ” PThou see p. When I saw this pleasant place I asked what it was, and it was told me: Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

There, in the midst, between the church and the cells, there flows from out of the rock a great stream of water, very diaty and limpid, and egera to the taste. Here we should no doubt read eheria flortam LXX, ini nv.

All these cities which we saw were situated on mountains, but a little below eggeria the ground seemed to be flatter. Jerome ad Evang, 27, and Onom.

Various details are given, in particular 1 See Conybeare, Rituale Armenorum, pp.

Egeria (pilgrim)

Afterwards prayer follows, then the blessing, first of the catechumens, and then of the diaryy, and the dismissal is made. EgeriaEtheria or Aetheria was a woman, widely regarded to be the author of a detailed account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Council of Laodicea in Phrygia A.

everia In holy Scripture it is called Charran, 1 where holy Abraham dwelt, as it is written in Genesis when the Lord said unto Abram: 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 of God they remain here from that day to this.