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Saint Domnius – Controversial Moments of His Life and Relics

Author(s): Stefan Kolev
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History, Local History / Microhistory, Ancient World, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Theology and Religion, Religion and science , 6th to 12th Centuries, 18th Century, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Saint Domnius; Dalmatia; Salona; church; relics

Summary/Abstract: Saint Domnius is one of the saints most venerated in Dalmatia. He was patron of the city of Split. His life is surrounded by a number of controversial moments. There are two main thesis. He was born in Antioch but when he was born. According to the first thesis he lived during the time of Saint Peter and was appointed bishop of Dalmatia by him. The second version claims that he lived in the time of Emperor Diocletian (284 – 305) and was martyred at his order. Saint Domnius was buried in Salona. His relics are moved to Split in the beginning of VII c. and placed in the mausoleum of Diocletian which was transformed into cathedral. The text focuses on translation of relics to Rome which took place in the middle of VII c. Last part of the text is about the Festivity of Saint Domnius in Split and the important consecration of the new baroque altar in 1770 when the relics were moved for the last time.

  • Issue Year: 25/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 39-49
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian