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E02738: Augustine of Hippo (North Africa), preaches in Latin a sermon for the feast of *Laurence (deacon and martyr of Rome, S00037). Sermon 305, preached possibly in c. AD 413, in Carthage, in the shrine of *Cyprian (bishop and martyr of Carthage, S00411).

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Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 305

[In solemnitate martyris Laurentii. Habitus ad mensam s. Cypriani

'On the feast day of the martyr Laurence. Preached at the table of Saint Cyprian']


In the sermon Augustine comments upon readings, but does not mention Laurence.


Text: Patrologia Latina 38, 1397. Translation: Hill 1994, 320. Summary: Robert Wiśniewski.

History

Evidence ID

E02738

Saint Name

Laurence, martyr of Rome, ob. 258 : S00037 Cyprian, bishop of Carthage (Africa) and martyr, ob. 258 : S00411

Type of Evidence

Literary - Sermons/Homilies

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

397

Evidence not after

430

Activity not before

397

Activity not after

430

Place of Evidence - Region

Latin North Africa

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Carthage

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Carthage Carthage Carthago Karthago قرطاج‎ Qarṭāj Mçidfa Carthage

Major author/Major anonymous work

Augustine of Hippo

Cult activities - Liturgical Activity

  • Service for the Saint

Cult activities - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops

Source

The sermon is tentatively dated to 413 on the basis of intertextual references and its place in the collection of Augustine's sermons.

Bibliography

Text: Migne, J.P., Patrologia Latina 38 (Paris, 1865). Translation: Hill, E., The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century III/8. Sermons 273-305A for the Saints ‬(New York: New City Press, 1994). Dating: Kunzelmann, A., "Die Chronologie der sermones des hl. Augustinus," Miscellanea Agostiniana, vol. 2 (Rome: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, 1931), 417-452.

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