Saint NameArchangels (unspecified) : S00191
Saint Name in Sourceἀρχάγγελος
Type of EvidenceInscriptions - Formal inscriptions (stone, mosaic, etc.)
Evidence not before450
Evidence not after650
Activity not before450
Activity not after650
Place of Evidence - RegionAsia Minor
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcDorylaion
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Dorylaion
Cult activities - PlacesCult building - unspecified
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsVow
Cult Activities - MiraclesSaint aiding or preventing the construction of a cult building
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesWomen
Other lay individuals/ people
SourceA piece of marble, reused as a doorstep in a mosque. H. 0.16 m; W. 1.65 m; Th. 0.35 m. Found at Bozüyük near Dorylaion (Phrygia, central Asia Minor).
DiscussionThis is a building inscription of an unnamed structure, probably a church, dedicated to an archangel. The founders, Ioannes and Konstantina, apparently a married couple, claim that they gathered funds thanks to the Archangel’s generosity. This expression is reminiscent of a popular dedicatory formula τὰ σὰ ἐκ τῶν σῶν σοι προσφέρομεν (thine own from thine own we offer unto thee), common in dedicatory inscriptions and present in the Liturgy of Basil and the Liturgy of John Chrysostom. Normally the formula is, however, referred to God. We recorded one case when it refers to Saint *Theodore (E02966), and other saints.
von Domaszewski, A., "Inschriften aus Kleinasien", Archäologisch-epigraphische Mitteilungen aus Österreich-Ungarn 7 (1883), 175, no. 20.
Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae database, no. 1421: http://www.epigraph.topoi.org/ica/icamainapp/inscription/show/1421
Halkin, F., "Inscriptions grecques relatives à l'hagiographie, IX, Asie Mineure", Analecta Bollandiana 71 (1953), 97.