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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Thereupon the bishop arrives with 1 See Introduction, p. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat This is certainly very wonderful, and not, I think, without the favour of God, that while the central height, which eteria specially called Sinai, on which the Glory of the Lord descended, is higher than all the rest, yet it cannot be seen until you reach its very foot, though before you go up it.
And on arriving at the Lazarium, so great a multitude assembles that not only the place itself, but also the fields around, are full of people. On the fourth 1 day it is celebrated in like manner with similar festal array in Eleona, the very beautiful church which stands on the Mount of Olives ; on the fifth day in the Lazarium, which is distant about one thousand five hundred paces from Jerusalem ; on the sixth 2 day in Sion, on the seventh 3 day in the Anastasis, and on the eighth day at the Cross.
The remainder of the journey into Goshen 2 was then accomplished. As we went, the priest of the place, i. It is for their sake, then, that they may finish their fast the sooner, that the dismissal on the Sabbath at the Anastasis is before sunrise. The community of feeling and atmo- sphere, therefore, between the monastic institutions of the West and those of Egypt, Syria and Palestine was considerable, and will account for the readiness with which Etheria was received everywhere on her journeys and for the highly appreciative way in which she commends the saintliness of her entertainers and informants, who were in the greater number of in- stances closely associated with the monastic and ascetic life.
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Thereupon the holy men immediately deigned to show us the various places. They were condemned by edicts of Theodosius in and Bernard, p. At the Sunday Eucharist as many of the priests who were present preached as wished to, and the bishop preached last of all. Bernard translates sepulturam, how he was buried, and his note in loc.
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Additionally, she visited the burial places of Haranthe brother of Abrahamas well as the site where Eliezer met with Rebecca. The cave where holy Elijah lay hid is shown to this day before the door of the church which is there. 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.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. They included the following: Through- out the whole night psalms are said responsively in turn with antiphons and pilgrimahe various lections, the whole lasting until morning, and the dismissal, which takes place on the Sabbath at the Anastasis, is before sunrise, that is, the oblation, so that the dis- missal may take place in the Anastasis at the hour when the sun begins to rise. Paul, is referred to by Tertullian, de Bapt.
The Church at Bethlehem built and adorned by Constantine, with the help of his mother Helena l p. May 06, Christiane rated it it was amazing. Etheria’s rendering here represents exactly neither the LXX text nor the Vulgwhich pligrimage different from one another: And all the children in the neighbourhood, even those who are too young to walk, are carried by their parents on their shoulders, all of them bearing branches, some of palms and some of olives, 2 and thus the bishop is escorted in the same manner as the Lord was of old.
I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the liturgies and buildings of Jerusalem in the introduction. Then, before the dismissal, notice is given of Easter, that is, the priest ascends to a higher place and reads the passage that is written in pilgtimage Gospel: A considerable portion of Meister’s argument rests upon the language used by Etheria.
The bishop’s house p. From which place, ladies, light of my eyes, while I send these letters to your affection, I have already purposed, in the Name of Christ our God, to go to Ephesus in Asia, for the sake of prayer, because of the memorial of eegeria holy and blessed Apostle John.
But at the eighth hour all the people gather together at the martyrium 2 according to diart, only ; Zech. When the dismissal has been made, the bishop is escorted thence with hymns to the Anas- tasis, where, when he has entered, one hymn is said, followed by a prayer ; the catechumens and then the faithful are blessed, and the dismissal is made.
Duchesne would here insert diarh. The principal of these are as follows: He goes into minute details over her usages, and the upshot of his examination is that she was not unlearned, but was familiar with the Scriptures, to the language of which 1 We may compare the bishop of Edessa’s remark p.
I had already been at Tarsus on my way to Jerusalem, but as the memorial of saint Thecla is 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.
This is her own account of herself! Now at daybreak because it is the Lord’s Day every one proceeds to the greater church, built by Constantine, which is situated in Golgotha behind the Cross, where all things are done which are customary 1 Assuming the earlier date of this pilgrimage, we have probably here the earliest mention extant of incense being used in a Christian church at the time of public worship: Bernard, and an appendix on the topography by Sir C.
I LXX 28 xiv. So also did the children of Israel return from Sinai, the mount of God, to this place by the way they had come, that is, to the place where we left the mountains and reached the Red Sea. The delivery of these sermons greatly delays the dismissal from the church, so that the dismissal does [not] take place before the fourth or perhaps the fifth hour.
Egeria: Diary of a Pilgrimage by Egeria
Then we were told that in the days when holy Moses and the children of Israel bad fought against those cities, they had encamped there, and indeed the signs of a camp were visible there.
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Bible has “the field of Zophim. Matthew McCreight rated it it was amazing Apr 02, For this brook which you see running through this valley into Jordan, is Corra. Chrysostom speaks of the Quadragesima being finished and the “Great week ” beginning. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
Now 1 Tatnis, i. This again seems to corroborate the date we have accepted for her pilgrimage.
They deigned also to give me and all who were with me eulogiae? The word is used four times by S. See list on p. Of the first gubalay, Ps.