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  • noun A church that contains relics of martyrs or marks the site of the grave of a martyr; a martyry.

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  • Christians, or to those who had been tortured for punishment; and the little chapels that were erected to them received afterwards the name of “martyrion.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Originally used to designate the burial-place of a confessor or martyr (known also as a memoria or martyrion), this term gradually came to have a variety of applications: the altar erected over the grave; the underground cubiculum which contained the tomb; the high altar of the basilica erected over the confession; later on in the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Eusebius's compilation ton archaion martyrion synagoge, containing the Passions of martyrs previous to the persecution of Diocletian.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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