Irish homily on Paphnutius and Onophrius

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Homily on the meeting of the desert monks Paphnutius and Onophrius. In the manuscripts, this text introduces the Páis Marcellinuis (Passion of Marcellinus).

Listed by Kenney,(1)n. 1 James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical (1966): 740. et al.:

Version 1
p. 7a
beg. ‘...fort, ⁊ ro-sia clú do chrabuid fón uile doman’
Fragment. Version 1
Version 2
Related versions (uninspected)
f. 25ra–...
beg. ‘Bai comhthinol [?] manach craibhdhech ocht blianna hi tir Egept’
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sermons and homilies
id. 29296


Paphnutius and OnophriusPaphnutius and Onophrius
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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Atkinson, Robert, The passions and the homilies from Leabhar Breac: text, translation and glossary, Todd Lecture Series, 2, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1887.  

Note that there are various references throughout the book to material in the appendix, but in the introduction, Atkinson states he regrets “that I have not found it possible to include in the present volume the Appendix and Notes”.

CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
55 (edition); 293–294 (translation and introduction) Based on RIA 23 P 16, with a portion of the Egerton 91 text in translation.

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Utrecht University Library: <link>
[id. 334.]
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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