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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Historical details it contains set the journey in the early s, making it pilgrmiage earliest of its kind. Here ends the canon of them that are going to be baptized. The fifth day is on the Mount of Olives.

Egeria: Diary of a Pilgrimage

The cost of this expedition from West to East and back again, which occupied several years, 2 must have been great, however abun- dant the hospitality was which she met with.

This vil- lage, as the bishop said, was once the farm of Laban the Syrian, and is called Fadana ; 1 in the village the memorial of Laban the Syrian, Jacob’s father- in-law, was shown to me ; the place was also shown to me where Rachel stole her father’s images. From Tarsus, after a halt of three days, I set out on my journey in the Name of God, oilgrimage arriving on the same day at a station called Mansocrenae, 1 which is under Mount Taurus, I stayed there. This is the order of daily services operatic at the Cross and at the Anastasis throughout the six days.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

See list on p. There is also a sycomore tree, which is said to have been planted by the patriarchs ; it is certainly very old, and therefore very small, though it still bears fruit. Accordingly at the seventh hour 1 all the people 1 The Old Arm.

On the next day, going under Mount Taurus, and travelling by the route that was already known to doary, through each province that I had traversed on my way out, to wit, Cappadocia, Galatia, and Bithynia, Egreia arrived at 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.


Then at the third hour they go to the fifteenth, Dan.

Egeria (pilgrim)

Once a year, on Maundy Thursday see aboveit was even later, i. Martial of Limoges she is called abbatissa Ferotin, p. The use of incense is mentioned on p. But on the days of Quadragesima, as I said above, they pro- ceed to Sion on the fourth weekday at the ninth hour, according to the custom of the whole year, and all things that are customary at the ninth hour are done, except the oblation, for, in order that the 1 The Old Arm.

Twice she uses the expression “the Scriptures of God” pp. It is not certain what the reference here is. The whole territory is called after the city, the land of Arabia, the land of Goshen, although it is part of Egypt.

Egeria (pilgrim) – Wikipedia

Crossing the river we came to a city pilgirmage Livias, 3 which is in the plain where the children of Israel encamped at that time, for the foundations of the camp of the children of Israel and of their dwellings where they abode appear there to this day. HOREB Having then fulfilled all the desire with which we had hastened to ascend, we began our descent from the summit of the mount of God which we had ascended to another mountain joined to it, which is called Horeb, where there is a church.

And although Egerria ought always to give thanks to God in all things, not to speak of these so great favours which He has deigned to confer on me, unworthy as I am, that I should journey through all these places, although I deserved it not, yet I cannot sufficiently thank even all those holy men who deigned with willing mind to receive my littleness in their cells and to guide me surely through all the places which I was always dkary, according to the holy Scriptures.

For that reason, among others, he assigns it toor thereabouts.


At the end of the fourth century Egypt was an independent pro- vince under the Patriarch of Alexandria, but the part of Egypt she mostly mentions would hardly have been organized by that time into what afterwards became known as Augustanica Prima, with fourteen bishops, the chief of whom was at Pelusium. Naville in Goshen, pp. But if any of the apotactitae cannot keep the entire week of fasting as described above, they take supper in the middle of the weekon the fifth day, all through Quadragesima.

A stone altar also is shown which holy Elijah raised to make an offering to God ; thus the holy men deigned to show 1 i. Many truly holy monks dwell there, whom they call here ascetics.

On the left side we saw all the lands of the Sodomites and Segor 1 iplgrimage is the only one of the five cities that exists to-day. Bernard conjectures Taphnis, in which case the place would be the Tahpanh. Jerome ad Evang, 27, and Onom. Then the holy priest said to us: And this place, where the mountains opened out, lies next to the place where are the graves of lust.

Duchesne notes there were variations in the length of the Quadragesima at Jerusalem Christian Worship, p. Susan Harris rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Then, receiving eulogiae’ 1 ‘ out of the orchard of S. Many brethren, holy monks, direct their steps hither from various places that they may wash there.

So I set out from Jerusalem with the holy men who deigned to give me their company on my journey they themselves also going for the sake of prayer making my journey from Jerusalem through eight stations to Carneas. And travelling thus for two days from the city of Arabia through the land of Goshen continuously, we arrived at Tatnis, 1 egerria city where holy Moses was born.