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 Historia Nikēta basilikou klērikou
(465 words)

Report of the imperial cleric Nicetas

Nicetas Clericus

Date: 947

Original Language: Greek


This letter is about the miracle of the fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on Holy Saturday 947. Nicetas Clericus writes to the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus about the ceremony, and in particular about the difficulties connected with it that year.

An emir had come from Baghdad with the express purpose of informing the patriarch that this ceremon…

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Pratsch, Thomas, “ Historia Nikēta basilikou klērikou”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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