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Christine, Saint
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(of Bolsena; feast day Jul 24). Her cult has been attested since the 4th century in the catacombs of Bolsena (Latium) named after her, and she is portrayed on a mosaic in San Apollinare Nuovo (Ravenna). A legendary Greek passio (first attested in an Oxyrhynchos papyrus from the 5th cent.) and other, probably dependent, sources such as the Martyrologium Hieronymianum, which mention a martyr Christine from Tyre (Lebanon) on the same day, are at odds with this evidence.

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ActaSS Iul. V, 1727, 495–534

V. Fiocchi Nicolai, I cimiteri paleocrist…

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Bischof, Franz Xaver, “Christine, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02991>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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