This is an open-access, downloadable collection of early Christian and late antique texts (in original language and modern translation) providing information on the annual celebration (i.e., panegyris) of Christian martyrs. 
During the fourth century, several Christian communities introduced local celebrations of martyrs (e.g., Peter and Paul) of which they had no relics. The focus here is on celebrations held at shrines that included relics of the martyr or which enclosed the place of his/her death. 
Organised chronologically, the database contains references to and descriptions of these annual feasts. Since several of the homilies delivered on these occasions focused on topics unrelated to the martyr cult, they were not reproduced. Also, when an author provided the same information in several texts, just one instance was quoted.
The collection will be enriched over the course of the project.