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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It happened very pleasantly for us that we arrived on the day before the martyr’s feast of saint Helpidius, which is on the twenty-third of April.

See list on p. Pilar rated it really liked it Feb 23, For throughout the whole vigil psalms and antiphons are said appropriate both to the place and to the day.

The Pilgrimage of Egeria

Nor, after having eaten in the morning, do they eat in the evening of the Sabbath, but they take a meal on the next day, that is, on the Lord’s Day, after the dismissal from the church at the fifth hour or later, and then they do not breakfast until the Sabbath comes round, as I have said above.

This is the custom of the fast in Quadragesima: He must be forgiven, therefore, if he has failed some- times to do justice to her ideas and to the researches on which she had og long been engaged, and if there is a certain amount of confusion in arrangement and of discrepancy between her part of the volume and his.

Then we entered the inner part of the palace, and there were fountains full of fish such as I never saw before, of so great size, so bright and of so good a flavour were they. 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: Then, after prayer has been made, pikgrimage when all have been blessed, they go thence with hymns to the Lazarium.

And on the third weekday all things are done as on the second week- day. This consisted of two parts: The route lay past Epauleum Pi-hahirothwhere there was a Roman garrison, then pilgrikage two other forts, Migdol and Baal-zephon, and onwards by way of Etham, Succoth, Pithom another fort to Heroopolis then only a large villageon a branch of the Nile and within the borders of Egypt.

She now proceeds to describe another expedition she undertook from there, viz. This she had hardly done, when she was called away, just as she was intending to resume her work on the Pilgrimage of Etheria last summer The same official is men- tioned as assisting the bishop when he confers minor orders in the Statuta ecclesiae antiqua. It was interesting that when she arrived in Haran, egerria place where Abraham lived, apart from a few clergy she found no Christians living there, for they were all pagans.


From Clysma, that is from the 1 Num.

Three psalms 2 and three prayers were said at each office, and Etheria was agreeably impressed with the to her unfamiliar practice of adapting Psalms, Prayers and Lessons 3 to the special teaching of the season or place. The wall 1 Thecla is honoured as ” protomartyr ” in the East as well as in the West on Sept.

I had already been at Tarsus on my way to Jerusalem, but as the memorial of saint Thecla pilrimage at the third station from Tarsus, in Hisauria, it was very pleasant for me to go there, especially as it was so very near at hand 1 i.

Three other matters remain to be considered which bear egeira the date of the narrative besides being of general interest: For it was always customary with us that, whenever we succeeded in reaching the places we desired to visit, prayer should first be made there, then the lection should be read from the book, then one appropriate psalm should be said, then prayer should be made again.

But when day breaks they begin to say the Matin hymns. Probably Etheria’s is meant to be only a loose paraphrase, not an exact transcription. John the Baptist on p.

This district was distant about one day’s journey from the sea. Domagoj rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Chedorlaomer represents the Vulg.

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.

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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. At Rameses Saft el Hennehwhich was once a great city, she found nothing but ruins remaining except two great statues cut out of ” one great Theban stone ” and an ancient sycomore famous for its healing virtue, which they called ” the Tree of Truth ” l according to the ” bishop of Arabia,” who had come out to meet her there.

Tuesday in Holy Week. 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. There pilgrimabe to be no reference to this place in Holy Scripture. There is nothing there now except one great Theban stone, on which are carved two statues of great size, which they say are those of the holy men, Moses and Aaron, raised in fiary honour by the children of Israel.


Thereupon the holy men immediately deigned to show us the various places.

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But after that you have fulfilled your desire and descend, you can see it from the other side, which you cannot do before you begin to ascend. Without further description of her journey Etheria arrived once more in Jerusalem.

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. For it she was ” mainly indebted,” as she tells us, to her ” brother the Rev. After leaving the brook Cherith they continued up the valley until they saw on the left towards Phoenicia on the N.

Bernard translates this “gifts of blessing. Just a moment while we sign you in siary your Goodreads account. Dec 02, Jane G Meyer added it Shelves: All the priests, and after them the bishop, preach, always taking for their subject that part of the Gospel where Joseph and Mary brought the Lord into the Temple on the fortieth day, and Symeon and Anna the pro- phetess, the daughter of Phanuel, saw Him, treating of the words which they spake when they saw the Lord, and of that offering which His parents made.

But after the people have taken rest, at the begin- ning of the second hour they all assemble in the greater pf, which is in Golgotha. Lucernare takes place when its hour approaches, that is, so that it is already night when the dismissal at the martyrium is made.

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. Again, this is not the edition I have.

It seems to have been rather an enclosed site with seats than a regular church see p. Chrysostom had en- couraged their use, and at Milan S.