QvvaUapcov, from avvityEt y, to bring together), the name given in the Greek Church to a compilation corresponding very closely to the martyrology of the Roman Church.
Martyrology was the most popular literature in the early Church.
He also undertook a new edition to the Roman martyrology (1586), which he purified of many inaccuracies.
In the literature as it survives many different branches of writing are represented - homilies in prose and verse, hymns, exposition and commentary, liturgy, apocryphal legends, historical romance, hagiography and martyrology, monastic history and biography, general history, dogmatics, philosophy and science, ecclesiastical law, &c. But the whole is dominated by the theological and ecclesiastical interest.
In the oldest Roman ferial we already find festivals of Carthaginian martyrs, and similarly, in the Carthaginian calendar, Roman festivals, while Wright's Syriac Martyrology contains numerous traces of this exchange of festivals.
17) called this lady Dorothea, and the old Catherine legend, as recorded in the Roman martyrology and by Simeon Metaphrastes, has quite other features.
The Covenanters had a martyrology of their own, and the halo of romance has been cast around their exploits and their sufferings.
Besides these works of Alfred's, the Saxon Chronicle almost certainly, and a Saxon Martyrology, of which fragments only exist, probably owe their inspiration to him.
Martyrology: Cockayne, in the Shrine, v.s.
Another saint of this name, surnamed "the Goth," suffered martyrdom at the hands of Athanaric the Visigoth in the reign of Valentinian, and he is commemorated on the 12th of April in the Roman Martyrology, on varying days from 12th to, 8th in the Greek Menologies.
The story of their fate is not entered under 21st October in the martyrology of Bede (ob.
Still earlier a Cologne martyrology, written, as Binterim (who edited it in 1824) argues, between 889 and 891, has the following entry under 21st October: "xi.
Of the Martyrology, 1908), French and German.
The scheme at first was no more than a series of evening meetings in a hall (the Oratory), at which there were prayers, hymns, readings from Scripture, from the fathers, and from the Martyrology, followed by a lecture, or by discussion of some religious question proposed for consideration.
St Alban is commemorated in the Roman martyrology on the 22nd of June; but it is impossible to determine with certainty whether he ever existed, as no mention of him occurs till the middle of the 6th century.
In 1559 he completed the Latin edition' of his martyrology and returned to England.
The best-known modern edition of the Martyrology is that (1837-1841) by the Rev. Stephen R.