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E05486: Leo the Great, writing in Latin in Rome in 460, rebukes the bishops of Campania, Samnium and Picenum (southern Italy) for performing baptisms on the feast days of martyrs (S00060).

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Leo the Great, Letter 168

Summary:

Leo rebukes these bishops for performing baptism without proper preparation or cause on the feast days of martyrs (natalis martyrum). The appropriate times for baptism are Easter and Whitsuntide.

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History

Evidence ID

E05486

Saint Name

Martyrs, unnamed or name lost : S00060

Type of Evidence

Literary - Letters

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

460

Evidence not after

460

Activity not before

460

Activity not after

460

Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Rome

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

Rome Rome Rome Roma Ῥώμη Rhōmē

Major author/Major anonymous work

Leo the Great (pope)

Cult activities - Liturgical Activity

  • Other liturgical acts and ceremonies

Cult activities - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Cult activities - Rejection, Condemnation, Scepticism

Condemnation of other activity associated with cult

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops Unbaptized Christians Other lay individuals/ people

Source

A letter from Leo the Great to the bishops of several regions in Italy, composed in 460. This letter was transmitted as part of Leo the Great's letter collection.

Bibliography

Text: Leo the Great, Epistolae, Patrologia Latina 54. Translation: Lett Feltoe, C., Leo the Great. Gregory the Great (Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers 12; New York, 1895). Further Reading: Wessel, S., Leo the Great and the Spiritual Rebuilding of Rome (Leiden, 2008).

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