Seven Sleepers


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Seven Sleepers

youths who fled Decian persecution; slept for more than 200 years. [Christian and Muslim Tradition: Benét, 918]
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But the mother lode for the Christian era appears to be the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, saints whose feast day is July 27.
Richard James will also be there to sing songs from his album The Seven Sleepers Den which was released on Boobytrap Records.
Laurent has chosen a subset of lives, and although one could quibble over the criteria used for selection, the twenty-five lives included (of Margaret, Nicholas, Lawrence, Edward the Confessor (two versions), Thais, Giles, Thomas of Canterbury by Benoit, Catherine, Edmond the Martyr (two versions), George, Osith, Faith, Modwenna, Andrew, Audrey, Barlaam and Josaphat, Eustace, John the Almsgiver, Mary Magdalene, the Seven Sleepers, Alban, Edmond Rich, and Richard) constitute almost half of the extant lives written in England.
They are the Life of Saint Euphrosyne and the economics of sanctity; Saint Mary of Egypt; the Seven Sleepers, eros, and the unincorporable infinite of the human person; and reversal of fortune, response, and reward in the Passion of Saint Eustace.
Then there is the fate of the seven sleepers of Ephesus, hiding in a cave when the entrance was blocked by angry tax collectors.