On This Day

The Armenian Church Synaxarion - March

Translated and Edited by Edward G. Mathews Jr.

On This Day

Translated and Edited by Edward G. Mathews Jr.

Distributed for Brigham Young University

218 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9780842529983 Published February 2017
The Yaysmawurk‘ is an Armenian liturgical collection of brief saints’ lives arranged according to the day on which they were celebrated in the annual church calendar. The first Yaysmawurk‘ was translated from an existing Greek liturgical collection, the Synaxarion, “where the lives are all collected.” In fact, it is common knowledge that this Greek collection was the basis for nearly all such liturgical collections of the lives of the saints throughout the early Christian world; however, it was not a mere translation. Rather, it constituted a logical culmination of a long and steady development in the Armenian Church of what scholars today like to call the “cult of the saints.” This volume in the On This Day series collects the entries for March.
 
Contents
Introduction
 
March 1
Eudocia—Simon of Cyrene
March 2
Prophet Amos—Kononos the gardener—Smbat and 250 martyrs
March 3
Mark—Makarios
March 5
Porphyry of Gaza—Forty-two martyrs of Samara
March 7
Bishop Basil and others
March 8
Eupheosyne—Theophylactos—Constantine, son of Levon
March 9
Forty martyrs of Sebaste
March 10
Theodosia—Hesychius—Amenavag
March 11
Quadratus, Diogenes, Cyprian, Anectos, Kriskindos—Sabas
March 12
Pionius of Smyrna
March 13
Prophets Ezekial and Ezra—Ezra—Gregory of Rome
March 14
Sabinus—Cosmas and Damian
March 15
Eight martyrs—Aristobulos—Nikander
March 16
Those martyred by the Goths—Hermas, Sarapion, Paulinus
March 17
Alexius, Man of God
March 18
Cyril of Jerusalem—Orentius and his six brothers
March 19
Cyprilla—John of Jerusalem
March 20
Martyrs of Persia—Emilianus
March 21
Benedict—Matrona
March 22
Acacius
March 23
Bishop Mark of Arethusa, Deacon Cyril, and others
March 24
Abda, Hormizd, Sayeni, and Benjamin
March 25
Melchizedek
March 26
Paul and Juliana
March 27
Catherine of Alexandria
March 28
Vahan of Goghtn—Pherboutha and her sister
March 29
Thirty-six martyrs—Herodion—Hermigildus
March 30
Gushdazat—Disciples of Mashtots╩┐
March 31
David of Dvin—Hakob and Aza—Loukios
 
Bibliography
Index of Scripture Citations
Index of Names
 
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