Sergius - ܣܪܓܝܣ (between 275 - 310)

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Identity

Sergius was one of the most popular saints of the Orient. He was a Roman soldier martyred shortly after his friend Bacchus since he refused to sacrifice to the Roman gods. Sergius was decapitated at Resafa on the Euphrates.

Names:

  • ܣܪܓܝܣ1
  • Sergius
  • ܣܐܪܓܝܣ1
  • Sargis
  • Sargīs1
  • Serge1
  • SERGE ET BACCHUS2
  • Sergius and Bacchus
  • St Sergius15

Sex: male2

Martyr

  • Martyr 2

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Dates

  • Floruit: 275-3102

Event

  • The saint is venerated on 10/7/2014. 2

Works Cited

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  • 1 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 83, 510, 998, 1257, 1273, 1760, 1911, 1930, 181.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 2 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques (Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004), entry: 403.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Jules Baudot, Léon Chaussin and Benedictines, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier: avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris: Librairie Letouzey et Ané, 1935)., : X, 7 October, 101-107.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 4 Elizabeth Key Fowden, The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran, The Transformation of Classical Heritage, vol. 28 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 5 Pontificia Università lateranense and Istituto Giovanni XXIII, Bibliotheca sanctorum (Roma: Istituto Giovanni XXIII nella Pontificia Università lateranense, 1961-1970)., : XI, 876-82.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 6 Mat Immerzeel, "Holy Horsemen and Crusader Banners: Equestrian Saints in Wall Paintings in Lebanon and Syria." Eastern Christian Art vol. 1 (2004).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 7 Elizabeth Key Fowden, The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran, The Transformation of Classical Heritage, vol. 28 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 8 Dorothée Sack, "St Sergios in Resafa: Worshipped by Christians and Muslims Alike." in Michael Blömer, Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja (eds.), Religious Identities in the Levant from Alexander to Muhammed: Continuity and Change, Contextualizing the Sacred, vol. 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.
  • 9 A Palmer, "Jacob of Serugh's metrical homily on Sargis and Bakhos." Parole Orient Parole de l'Orient vol. 41 (2015).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 10 Dianne Van de Zande, "The Cult of Saint Sergius in its Socio-Political Context." Eastern Christian Art Eastern Christian Art vol. 1 (2004).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 11 Tomasz Waliszewski et al., "The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Kaftūn (Northern Lebanon) and its Wall Paintings: Preliminary Report 2009-2010." in Dumbarton Oaks Papers (2014).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 12 Amir Harrak, "Commemorating Church History in the Ottoman Era." in Erica C. D Hunter (ed.), The Christian heritage of Iraq: collected papers from the Christianity in Iraq I-V Seminar Days, Christianity in Iraq I-V Seminar Days (2009)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 13 Irfan Shahîd, Byzantium and the Arabs in the sixth century (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1995).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 14 Alexander Markus Schilling, Die Anbetung der Magier und die Taufe der Sasaniden zur Geistesgeschichte des iranischen Christentums in der Spätantike, Corpus scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, vol. 621 (Lovanii: in aedibus Peeters, 2008)Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.Link to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 15 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: St Sergius.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record.

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Sergius — ܣܪܓܝܣ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1466.

Bibliography:

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al., “Sergius — ܣܪܓܝܣ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 1 of Gateway to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/1466.

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Entry Title: Sergius — ܣܪܓܝܣ

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  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
  • Data architecture and encoding by David A. Michelson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Entries adapted from the work of Jean Maurice Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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