Egeria's Travels (Third Edition)


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Somewhere around the year 400, a devout Spanish nun traveled on a lenten pilgrimage to the Holy Land, keeping a diary of her journey. That diary has become a priceless witness to us of the fourth century Church's liturgical practices during Lent and Holy Week. The churches Constantine had built at the places of our Lord's passion were only two generations old as she wrote, and their availability as destinations of processions and divine services tended to make the Jerusalem church's Holy Week and Easter services normative for the rest of the Church. John Wilkinson's new translation is supplemented by a wealth of historical background (occupying fully two-thirds of the book), including sections on early Christian pilgrimage, historical references to Egeria, schematics of churches she visited in Jerusalem, and of special interest, a detailed outline of the Jerusalem Liturgy that Egeria would have attended. Egeria wrote to the recipient of her journal entries, ''Knowing how pleased you would be to learn what is the ritual observed day by day in the holy places, I considered it my duty to make known to you the details...'' Here there are details aplenty, and we, too, are ''pleased''- and privileged- to learn. 235 pp.

An Eighth Day View:

Egeria, who was most probably a Spanish nun, visited the Holy Land only fifty years after the death of Constantine, making her work the earliest surviving account of the area.

Title:: Egeria's Travels (Third Edition)


Categories: Early,

Edition:: 3

Publisher: David Brown Book Co: July 1999

ISBN Number:: 0856687103

ISBN Number: 13: 9780856687105

Binding:: School & Library Binding

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 174132