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  • ambrós
    Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
    Message 1 of 14 , Oct 5, 2000
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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      * St Osyth of Chich
      * St. Canog of Wales
      * St. Dubtach of Armagh
      * St. Helanus of Rheims
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      St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
      -------------------------------------------------------
      Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700. In addition to
      celebrating the feasts of two soldiers, a virgin
      martyr, and a bishop, the Church also honours a 7th century queen.

      All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
      the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
      ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
      legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
      named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
      Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
      become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
      may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
      later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
      was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
      Venerable
      Bede gives account.)

      The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
      distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
      protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
      not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
      habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
      monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
      pirates, who beheaded her.

      The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
      name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
      relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
      they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
      mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
      Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

      Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
      before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
      Colchester (Roeder).


      St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
      Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
      Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
      to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

      Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
      Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
      thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
      us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
      that we may be granted great mercy.


      St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
      -------------------------------------------
      Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
      497 until his death (Benedictines).


      Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
      Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
      Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
      of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
      given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
      be saved.


      St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
      migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
      and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
      (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
      Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
      served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
      Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
      Farmer).


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
      Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
      http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/celtic.htm
      These Lives are archived at:
      http://www.egroups.com/group/celt-saints/
      *****************************************
    • ambrós
      Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
      Message 2 of 14 , Oct 5, 2001
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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        * St Osyth of Chich
        * St. Canog of Wales
        * St. Dubtach of Armagh
        * St. Helanus of Rheims
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        St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
        -------------------------------------------------------
        Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
        All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
        the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
        ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
        legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
        named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
        Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
        become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
        may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
        later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
        was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
        Venerable Bede gives account.)

        The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
        distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
        protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
        not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
        habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
        monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
        pirates, who beheaded her.

        The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
        name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
        relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
        they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
        mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
        Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

        Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
        before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
        Colchester (Roeder).


        St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
        Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
        Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
        to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

        Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
        Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
        thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
        us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
        that we may be granted great mercy.


        St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
        -------------------------------------------
        Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
        497 until his death (Benedictines).


        Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
        Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
        Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
        of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
        given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
        be saved.


        St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
        --------------------------------------------------------------
        Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
        migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
        and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
        (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
        Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
        served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
        Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
        Farmer).


        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
        Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
        http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/celtic.htm
        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
        *****************************************
      • ambrós
        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
        Message 3 of 14 , Oct 5, 2002
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          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
          * St Osyth of Chich
          * St. Canog of Wales
          * St. Dubtach of Armagh
          * St. Helanus of Rheims
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          St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
          -------------------------------------------------------
          Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
          All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
          the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
          ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
          legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
          named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
          Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
          become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
          may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
          later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
          was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
          Venerable Bede gives account.)

          The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
          distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
          protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
          not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
          habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
          monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
          pirates, who beheaded her.

          The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
          name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
          relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
          they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
          mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
          Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

          Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
          before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
          Colchester (Roeder).


          St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
          ---------------------------------------------------------------
          Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
          Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
          Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
          to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

          Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
          Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
          thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
          us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
          that we may be granted great mercy.


          St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
          -------------------------------------------
          Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
          497 until his death (Benedictines).


          Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
          Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
          Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
          of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
          given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
          be saved.


          St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
          --------------------------------------------------------------
          Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
          migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
          and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
          (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
          Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
          served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
          Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
          Farmer).


          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
          Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
          http://www.orthodoxireland.com/celtic.htm
          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          *****************************************
        • emrys@globe.net.nz
          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
          Message 4 of 14 , Oct 5, 2003
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            Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
            * St Osyth of Chich
            * St. Canog of Wales
            * St. Dubtach of Armagh
            * St. Helanus of Rheims
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            St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
            -------------------------------------------------------
            Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
            All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
            the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
            ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
            legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
            named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
            Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
            become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
            may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
            later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
            was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
            Venerable Bede gives account.)

            The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
            distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
            protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
            not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
            habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
            monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
            pirates, who beheaded her.

            The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
            name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
            relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
            they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
            mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
            Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

            Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
            before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
            Colchester (Roeder).


            St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
            ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
            Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
            Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
            to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

            Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
            Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
            thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
            us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
            that we may be granted great mercy.


            St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
            -------------------------------------------
            Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
            497 until his death (Benedictines).


            Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
            Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
            Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
            of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
            given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
            be saved.


            St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
            --------------------------------------------------------------
            Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
            migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
            and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
            (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
            Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
            served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
            Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
            Farmer).


            Lives kindly supplied by:
            For All the Saints:
            http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
            Orthodox Ireland Saints
            http://www.orthodoxireland.com/saints
            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
            *****************************************
          • emrys@globe.net.nz
            Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
            Message 5 of 14 , Oct 5, 2004
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              Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
              * St Osyth of Chich
              * St. Canog of Wales
              * St. Dubtach of Armagh
              * St. Helanus of Rheims
              =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


              St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
              -------------------------------------------------------
              Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
              All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
              the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
              ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
              legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
              named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
              Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
              become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
              may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
              later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
              was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
              Venerable Bede gives account.)

              The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
              distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
              protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
              not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
              habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
              monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
              pirates, who beheaded her.

              The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
              name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
              relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
              they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
              mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
              Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

              Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
              before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
              Colchester (Roeder).

              Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
              http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

              Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
              http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



              St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
              ---------------------------------------------------------------
              Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
              Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
              Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
              to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

              Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
              Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
              thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
              us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
              that we may be granted great mercy.


              St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
              -------------------------------------------
              Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
              497 until his death (Benedictines).


              Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
              Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
              Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
              of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
              given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
              be saved.


              St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
              --------------------------------------------------------------
              Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
              migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
              and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
              (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
              Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
              served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
              Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
              Farmer).

              Lives kindly supplied by:
              For All the Saints:
              http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

              Orthodox Ireland Saints
              http://www.orthodoxireland.com/saints/

              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              *****************************************
            • emrys@globe.net.nz
              Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
              Message 6 of 14 , Oct 6, 2005
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                Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                * St. Osyth of Chich
                * St. Canog of Wales
                * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                * St. Helanus of Rheims
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                St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                -------------------------------------------------------
                Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                Venerable Bede gives account.)

                The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                pirates, who beheaded her.

                The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                Colchester (Roeder).

                Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                that we may be granted great mercy.


                St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                -------------------------------------------
                Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                497 until his death (Benedictines).


                Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                be saved.


                St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                --------------------------------------------------------------
                Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                Farmer).

                Lives kindly supplied by:
                For All the Saints:
                http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                These Lives are archived at:
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                *****************************************
              • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                Message 7 of 14 , Oct 5, 2006
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                  Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                  * St. Osyth of Chich
                  * St. Canog of Wales
                  * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                  * St. Helanus of Rheims
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                  St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                  -------------------------------------------------------
                  Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                  All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                  the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                  ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                  legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                  named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                  Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                  become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                  may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                  later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                  was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                  Venerable Bede gives account.)

                  The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                  distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                  protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                  not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                  habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                  monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                  pirates, who beheaded her.

                  The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                  name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                  relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                  they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                  mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                  Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                  Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                  before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                  Colchester (Roeder).

                  Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                  http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                  Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                  http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                  St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------
                  Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                  Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                  Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                  to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                  Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                  Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                  thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                  us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                  that we may be granted great mercy.


                  St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                  -------------------------------------------
                  Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                  497 until his death (Benedictines).


                  Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                  Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                  Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                  of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                  given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                  be saved.


                  St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                  --------------------------------------------------------------
                  Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                  migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                  and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                  (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                  Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                  served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                  Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                  Farmer).

                  Lives kindly supplied by:
                  For All the Saints:
                  http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                  These Lives are archived at:
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                  *****************************************
                • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                  Message 8 of 14 , Oct 5, 2007
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                    Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                    * St. Osyth of Chich
                    * St. Canog of Wales
                    * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                    * St. Helanus of Rheims
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                    St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                    -------------------------------------------------------
                    Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                    All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                    the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                    ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                    legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                    named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                    Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                    become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                    may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                    later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                    was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                    Venerable Bede gives account.)

                    The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                    distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                    protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                    not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                    habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                    monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                    pirates, who beheaded her.

                    The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                    name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                    relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                    they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                    mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                    Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                    Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                    before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                    Colchester (Roeder).

                    Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                    http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                    Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                    http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                    St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                    ---------------------------------------------------------------
                    Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                    Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                    Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                    to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                    Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                    Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                    thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                    us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                    that we may be granted great mercy.


                    St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                    -------------------------------------------
                    Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                    497 until his death (Benedictines).


                    Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                    Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                    Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                    of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                    given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                    be saved.


                    St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                    migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                    and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                    (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                    Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                    served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                    Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                    Farmer).

                    Lives kindly supplied by:
                    For All the Saints:
                    http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                    These Lives are archived at:
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                    *****************************************
                  • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                    Message 9 of 14 , Oct 6, 2008
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                      Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                      * St. Osyth of Chich
                      * St. Canog of Wales
                      * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                      * St. Helanus of Rheims
                      =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                      St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                      -------------------------------------------------------
                      Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                      All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                      the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                      ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                      legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                      named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                      Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                      become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                      may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                      later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                      was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                      Venerable Bede gives account.)

                      The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                      distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                      protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                      not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                      habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                      monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                      pirates, who beheaded her.

                      The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                      name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                      relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                      they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                      mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                      Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                      Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                      before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                      Colchester (Roeder).

                      Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                      http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                      Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                      http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                      St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                      ---------------------------------------------------------------
                      Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                      Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                      Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                      to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                      Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                      Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                      thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                      us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                      that we may be granted great mercy.


                      St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                      -------------------------------------------
                      Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                      497 until his death (Benedictines).


                      Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                      Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                      Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                      of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                      given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                      be saved.


                      St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                      --------------------------------------------------------------
                      Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                      migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                      and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                      (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                      Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                      served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                      Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                      Farmer).

                      Lives kindly supplied by:
                      For All the Saints:
                      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                      These Lives are archived at:
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                      *****************************************
                    • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                      Message 10 of 14 , Oct 6, 2009
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                        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                        * St. Osyth of Chich
                        * St. Canog of Wales
                        * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                        * St. Helanus of Rheims
                        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                        St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                        -------------------------------------------------------
                        Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                        All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                        the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                        ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                        legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                        named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                        Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                        become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                        may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                        later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                        was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                        Venerable Bede gives account.)

                        The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                        distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                        protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                        not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                        habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                        monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                        pirates, who beheaded her.

                        The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                        name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                        relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                        they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                        mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                        Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                        Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                        before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                        Colchester (Roeder).

                        Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                        http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                        Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                        http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                        St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                        ---------------------------------------------------------------
                        Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                        Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                        Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                        to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                        Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                        Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                        thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                        us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                        that we may be granted great mercy.


                        St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                        -------------------------------------------
                        Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                        497 until his death (Benedictines).


                        Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                        Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                        Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                        of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                        given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                        be saved.


                        St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                        --------------------------------------------------------------
                        Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                        migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                        and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                        (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                        Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                        served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                        Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                        Farmer).

                        Lives kindly supplied by:
                        For All the Saints:
                        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                        These Lives are archived at:
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                        *****************************************
                      • emrys@globe.net.nz
                        Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
                        Message 11 of 14 , Oct 6, 2010
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                          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

                          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
                          * St. Osyth of Chich
                          * St. Canog of Wales
                          * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                          * St. Helanus of Rheims
                          =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                          St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                          -------------------------------------------------------
                          Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                          All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                          the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                          ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                          legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                          named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                          Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                          become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                          may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                          later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                          was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                          Venerable Bede gives account.)

                          The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                          distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                          protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                          not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                          habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                          monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                          pirates, who beheaded her.

                          [It is only in late mediaeval fanciesThat Saint Osyth is said to be a
                          Virgin. Actually she had a son, also revered as a Saint - King St Offa of
                          Essex, who died as a monk in Rome!}

                          The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                          name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                          relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                          they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                          mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                          Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                          Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                          before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                          Colchester (Roeder).

                          Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                          http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                          Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                          http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                          St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                          ---------------------------------------------------------------
                          Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                          Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                          Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                          to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                          Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                          Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                          thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                          us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                          that we may be granted great mercy.


                          St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                          -------------------------------------------
                          Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                          497 until his death (Benedictines).


                          Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                          Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                          Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                          of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                          given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                          be saved.


                          St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                          --------------------------------------------------------------
                          Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                          migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                          and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                          (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                          Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                          served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                          Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                          Farmer).

                          Lives kindly supplied by:
                          For All the Saints:
                          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                          These Lives are archived at:
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                          *****************************************
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                          Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
                          Message 12 of 14 , Oct 6, 2011
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                            Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                            * St. Osyth of Chich
                            * St. Canog of Wales
                            * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                            * St. Helanus of Rheims
                            =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                            St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                            -------------------------------------------------------
                            Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                            All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                            the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                            ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                            legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                            named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                            Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                            become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                            may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                            later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                            was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                            Venerable Bede gives account.)

                            The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                            distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                            protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                            not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                            habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                            monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                            pirates, who beheaded her.

                            [It is only in late mediaeval fanciesThat Saint Osyth is said to be a
                            Virgin. Actually she had a son, also revered as a Saint - King St Offa of
                            Essex, who died as a monk in Rome!}

                            The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                            name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                            relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                            they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                            mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                            Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                            Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                            before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                            Colchester (Roeder).

                            Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                            http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                            Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                            http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                            St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                            ---------------------------------------------------------------
                            Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                            Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                            Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                            to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                            Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                            Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                            thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                            us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                            that we may be granted great mercy.


                            St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                            -------------------------------------------
                            Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                            497 until his death (Benedictines).


                            Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                            Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                            Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                            of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                            given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                            be saved.


                            St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                            --------------------------------------------------------------
                            Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                            migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                            and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                            (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                            Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                            served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                            Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                            Farmer).

                            Lives kindly supplied by:
                            For All the Saints:
                            http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                            These Lives are archived at:
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                            Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
                            Message 13 of 14 , Oct 6, 2012
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                              Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                              * St. Osyth of Chich
                              * St. Canog of Wales
                              * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                              * St. Helanus of Rheims
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                              St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                              -------------------------------------------------------
                              Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                              All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                              the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                              ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                              legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                              named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                              Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                              become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                              may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                              later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                              was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                              Venerable Bede gives account.)

                              The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                              distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                              protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                              not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                              habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                              monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                              pirates, who beheaded her.

                              [It is only in late mediaeval fanciesThat Saint Osyth is said to be a
                              Virgin. Actually she had a son, also revered as a Saint - King St Offa of
                              Essex, who died as a monk in Rome!}

                              The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                              name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                              relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                              they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                              mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                              Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                              Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                              before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                              Colchester (Roeder).

                              Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                              http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                              Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                              http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                              St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                              ---------------------------------------------------------------
                              Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                              Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                              Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                              to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                              Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                              Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                              thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                              us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                              that we may be granted great mercy.


                              St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                              -------------------------------------------
                              Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                              497 until his death (Benedictines).


                              Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                              Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                              Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                              of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                              given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                              be saved.


                              St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                              --------------------------------------------------------------
                              Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                              migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                              and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                              (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                              Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                              served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                              Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                              Farmer).

                              Lives kindly supplied by:
                              For All the Saints:
                              http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                              These Lives are archived at:
                              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                              *****************************************
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                              Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Osyth of Chich * St. Canog of Wales * St. Dubtach of Armagh *
                              Message 14 of 14 , Oct 7, 2013
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                                Celtic and Old English Saints 7 October

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                                * St. Osyth of Chich
                                * St. Canog of Wales
                                * St. Dubtach of Armagh
                                * St. Helanus of Rheims
                                =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


                                St Osyth (Osith, Osgyth) of Chich, Martyr
                                -------------------------------------------------------
                                Died at Chich (Saint Osyth), Essex, England, c. 675-700.
                                All that is known about her is that she was the wife of Sighere, king of
                                the East Saxons, and that she founded the abbey of Chich, where she
                                ended her days. In the 12th century currency was given to various
                                legends. These tell us that Osyth was the daughter of a Mercian chief
                                named Frithwald and his wife Wilburga, who was the daughter of King
                                Penda. She was raised in a convent, perhaps at Aylesbury, and wanted to
                                become a nun herself. Her parents, however, married her to Sighere, who
                                may have been the apostate named by Saint Bede (f.d. May 25), who was
                                later reconciled to the Church by Bishop Jaruman. (King Sighere's uncle
                                was King Saint Sebbi (f.d. September 1), of whose dignified death the
                                Venerable Bede gives account.)

                                The marriage was never consummated because when Sighere became
                                distracted by his passion for hunting, Osyth ran away and sought the
                                protection of Bishops Acca of Dunwich and Bedwin of Elmham. Sighere,
                                not wanting to force his reluctant bride, allowed them to give her the
                                habit and himself donated land at Chich on a creek of the Colne for a
                                monastery. It is related that she was captured and martyred by Danish
                                pirates, who beheaded her.

                                [It is only in late mediaeval fanciesThat Saint Osyth is said to be a
                                Virgin. Actually she had a son, also revered as a Saint - King St Offa of
                                Essex, who died as a monk in Rome!}

                                The village of Saint Osyth in Essex, originally called Chich, has its
                                name from this woman, as do several other localities. Her
                                relics were returned to her convent before 1000 AD from Aylesbury, where
                                they were taken during the Danish invasions. Her shrine at Chich is
                                mentioned in the treatise "On the resting-places of saints" (Attwater,
                                Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Walsh).

                                Osyth is shown as a queen with her crown at her feet or on a table
                                before her; sometimes carrying her severed head. Venerated at
                                Colchester (Roeder).

                                Service to our Venerable Mother Osyth, Abbess of Chich
                                http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servosyt.htm

                                Pictures of the 14th century St Osyth Priory
                                http://www.stosyth.gov.uk/default.asp?calltype=stosythday



                                St. Canog (Cenneur, Cynog) of Wales, Martyr
                                ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                Died c. 492. Saint Canog, the eldest son of the prolific King Saint
                                Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6). He was killed at
                                Merthyr-Cynog during a barbarian invasion. There are churches dedicated
                                to his memory in Wales; he is also honoured in Brittany (Benedictines).

                                Troparion of St Cynog tone 4
                                Spurred on by their impiety,/ God-hating barbarians sought to destroy
                                thee, O holy Cynog,/ but by death thou didst gain the victory./ Pray for
                                us, that we too may triumph over evil by faithfulness unto the end,/
                                that we may be granted great mercy.


                                St. Dubtach of Armagh, Bishop
                                -------------------------------------------
                                Died c. 513. Archbishop of the primatial see of Armagh, Ireland, from
                                497 until his death (Benedictines).


                                Troparion of St Dubtach Hierarch tone 1
                                Compassionate pastor and inspired teacher of Armagh's flock, O Hierarch
                                Dubtach,/ thou art a model of piety for both the pastors and the laity
                                of Christ's holy Church./ Intercede with Christ our God that we may be
                                given grace to emulate thee/ in bringing others to Him that we all may
                                be saved.


                                St. Helanus (Helen) of Rheims (of Cornwall), Hermit
                                --------------------------------------------------------------
                                Died near Rheims, France, 6th century. It is said that Saint Helanus
                                migrated from Ireland to Cornwall with his three sisters
                                and six brothers, including Saint Germoc (f.d. June 24) and Saint Breaca
                                (f.d. June 4). They continued on to Brittany, where they settled at
                                Bucciolus near Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood and
                                served the people of the area. He is likely to be the titular patron of
                                Cornish churches that are dedicated to Helen (Benedictines, Bonniwell,
                                Farmer).

                                Lives kindly supplied by:
                                For All the Saints:
                                http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                                These Lives are archived at:
                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                                *****************************************
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