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Source name: Cornell Mariale
Short title: John of Damascus
Poncelet Key: 15 - Accusatus fuit quidam sacerdos quod falsam epistolam scripsisset
Reference numbers: no.23
Rubric/Title in source: De Johanne Damasceno cui Beata Virgo restituit manum
Incipit: Regnante Theodosyo imperatore fuit apud Damascum iuvenis quidam Iohannes nomine
Summary: Saint John of Damascus has a pupil whom he has instructed to write in a way similar to his own script. The pupil, envious of his master’s favor with the emperor, writes in the manner of the saint a letter betraying the emperor’s military plans to his enemies. The saint is accused and his hand cut off. The Virgin, to whom the saint was devoted, appears to him and restores his hand. (267)