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Lawrence of Rome (Saint)
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(died 258 ce). Lawrence, a deacon under the Roman bishop Sixtus II, died as a martyr in the Valerian persecution (Persecutions of Christians: I) and was buried in a crypt on the Via Tiburtina. As early as the reign of Constantine the Great, a chapel had already been erected on the saint's tomb – later San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura, today one of the seven principal churches of Rome. Very early on, Lawrence was revered as a saint in both East and West (feast day Aug 10) and included in the synaxaries (Synaxarion) and martyrolog…

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Bracht, Katharina, “Lawrence of Rome (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12698>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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