Páis Pilip apstail‘The passion of (St) Philip the Apostle’

  • Middle Irish
  • prose
  • Irish religious texts, Passion, Homily
First words (prose)
  • Bui Pilip apstal da fhichit bliadan oc sermoin ⁊ oc procept isin Scethia
  • Middle Irish
prose (primary)


Irish religious textsIrish religious texts




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 [ed. and tr.], The passions and the homilies from Leabhar Breac: text, translation and glossary, Todd Lecture Series, 2, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1887.
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110–113 (edition); 356–358 (translation with introduction). [id. 25.]

Secondary sources (select)

Plummer, Charles, “A tentative catalogue of Irish hagiography”, in: Charles Plummer [ed.], Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica: vitae adhuc ineditae sanctorum Mac Creiche, Naile, Cranat, 15, Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1925. 171–285.
Collection:  Utrecht University Library: <link>
McNamara, Martin, The apocrypha in the Irish Church, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1975.
Dennis Groenewegen
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August 2012, last updated: August 2020