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    Celtic and Old English Saints 31 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Aidan of Lindisfarne * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne * St.
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      * St. Aidan of Lindisfarne
      * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
      * St. Eanswitha of Folkestone
      * St. Columban of Ireland
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      St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop
      (Aedan)
      ----------------------------------------------------
      Born in Ireland; died 651. Saint Aidan is said to have been a disciple
      of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8) on Scattery Island, but
      nothing else is known with certainty of his early life before he became
      a monk of Iona. He was well received by King Oswald (f.d. August 9),
      who had lived in exile among the Irish monks of Iona and had requested
      monks to evangelize his kingdom. The first missionary, Corman, was
      unsuccessful because of the roughness of his methods, so Aidan was sent
      to replace him. Oswald bestowed the isle of Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
      on Aidan for his episcopal seat and his diocese reached from the Forth
      to the Humber.

      By his actions he showed that he neither sought nor loved the things of
      this world; the presents which were given to him by the king or other
      rich men he distributed among the poor. He rarely attended the king at
      table, and never without taking with him one or two of his clergy, and
      always afterwards made haste to get away and back to his work.

      The centre of his activity was Lindisfarne, off the coast of
      Northumberland, between Berwick and Bamburgh. Here he established a
      monastery under the Rule of Saint Columcille; it was not improperly been
      called the English Iona, for from it the paganism of Northumbria was
      gradually dispelled and barbarian customs undermined. The community was
      not allowed to accumulate wealth; surpluses were applied to the needs of
      the poor and the manumission of slaves. From Lindisfarne Aidan made
      journeys on foot throughout the diocese, visiting his flock and
      establishing missionary centres.

      Aidan's apostolate was advanced by numerous miracles according to Saint
      Bede (f.d. May 25), who wrote his biography. It was also aided by the
      fact that Aidan preached in Irish and the king provided the translation.
      Saint Aidan took to this monastery 12 English boys to be raised there,
      and he was indefatigable in tending to the welfare of children and
      slaves, for the manumission of many of whom he paid from alms bestowed
      on him.

      The great king Saint Oswald assisted his bishop in every possible way
      until his death in battle against the pagan King Penda in 642. A
      beautiful story preserved by Saint Bede tells that Oswald was sitting at
      dinner one Easter day, Saint Aidan at his side, when he was told a great
      crowd of poor people were seeking alms at the gate. Taking a massive
      silver dish, he loaded it with meat from his own table and ordered it
      distributed amongst the poor, and ordered the silver dish to be broken
      in fragments, and those too distributed to them. Aidan, Bede says, took
      hold of the king's right hand, saying "Let this hand never decay!" His
      blessing was fulfilled. After Oswald's death his incorrupt right arm was
      preserved as a sacred relic.

      Oswald's successor, Saint Oswin (f.d. August 20), also supported Aidan's
      apostolate and when in 651, Oswin was murdered in Gilling, Aidan
      survived him only 11 days. He died at the royal castle of Bamburgh,
      which he used as a missionary centre, leaning against a wall of the
      church where a tent had been erected to shelter him. He was first
      buried in the cemetery of Lindisfarne, but when the new church of Saint
      Peter was finished, his body was translated into the sanctuary.

      The monks of Lindisfarne, fleeing repeated Viking attacks, abandoned
      their holy island in 875, taking with them the relics of St. Oswald and
      St. Aidan packed into the coffin containing St. Cuthbert's uncorrupted
      body. For over 100 years the monks wandered, settling here and there,
      and founding churches. In 995, fearing another attack from Danish
      raiders, the monks again fled with their precious relics. According to
      legend, when the monks approached the town of Durham the coffin began to
      grow heavy and one of the monks had a dream in which Cuthbert said his
      body would finally rest at 'Dunholme'. None of the monks knew of such a
      place but, inquiring of local villagers, overheard two women speaking
      about a lost cow which was said to have strayed into 'the Dunholme'.
      Investigated by the monks, this turned out to be a wooded promontory in
      a loop above the River Wear, which is where Durham cathedral now stands.

      The monks of Glastonbury claimed that they held the bones of St. Aidan
      of Lindisfarne (in Northumberland) as early as the 11th century. We know
      that this was not his whole body, as it was accepted that half of it lay
      at Iona in Scotland, and some relics were also claimed by Durham
      Cathedral. As only a partial saint and the earliest recorded, it seems
      likely that Aidan may have been the only Northern relic brought south to
      Glastonbury by Tyccea, though not apparently because of the Viking
      threat.

      Saint Bede highly praises the Irish Aidan who did so much to bring the
      Gospel to his Anglo-Saxon brothers. "He neither sought nor loved
      anything of this world, but delighted in distributing immediately to the
      poor whatever was given him by kings or rich men of the world. He
      traversed both town and country on foot, never on horseback, unless
      compelled by some urgent necessity. Wherever on his way he saw any,
      either rich or poor, he invited them, if pagans, to embrace the mystery
      of the faith; or if they were believers, he sought to strengthen them in
      their faith and stir them up by words and actions to alms and good
      works."

      He wrote that Saint Aidan "was a man of remarkable gentleness, goodness,
      and moderation, zealous for God; but not fully according to knowledge. .
      . . " By which Bede means that he followed and taught the liturgical
      and disciplinary customs of the
      Celtic Christians, which differed from those of Continental
      Christianity. Montague notes that one effort of Anglo-Saxon education
      being conducted by Irish monks was that English writing was
      distinguished by its Irish orthography. Aidan brought to Ireland the
      custom of Wednesday and Friday fasts [see the Didache] (Attwater,
      Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Montague, Walsh).

      In art, Saint Aidan is portrayed as a bishop with the monastery of
      Lindisfarne in his hand and a stag at his feet (because of the legend
      that his prayer rendered invisible a deer pursued by hunters). He might
      also be portrayed (1) holding a light torch;
      (2) giving a horse to a poor man; (3) calming a storm; or (4)
      extinguishing a fire by his prayers (Roeder), He is especially
      venerated at Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Whitby (Roeder).

      "The Irish Bishops of Lindisfarne"
      http://brigid-undertheoak.blogspot.com/2009/08/irish-bishops-of-lindisfarne.html

      The life of St Aidan features in this book available at the Internet
      Archive:
      The Bishops of Lindisfarne, Hexham, Chester-le-Street, and Durham A.D.
      635-1020 - Being an Introduction to the Ecclesiastical History of
      Northumbria"
      http://www.archive.org/details/bishopsoflindisf00mileiala


      Liturgical Commemoration of Our Father among the
      Saints Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Enlightener of Northumbria
      http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servaida.htm

      Icons of St. Aidan:
      http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Aidan.htm##1


      Troparion of St Aidan tone 5
      O holy Bishop Aidan,/ Apostle of the North and light of the Celtic
      Church,/ glorious in humility,/ noble in poverty,/ zealous monk and
      loving missionary,/ intercede for us sinners/ that Christ our God may
      have mercy on our souls.



      St. Cuthburga, Queen and Abbess of Wimborne, England
      ----------------------------------------------------------


      St. Eanswitha (Eanswyth), Abbess of Folkestone, Kent, England
      Grand-daughter of King Saint Aethelbert
      -----------------------------------------------------------

      Liturgical Commemoration of Our Venerable Mother Eanswythe, Abbess of
      Folkestone & Wonderworker of Kent
      http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/serveans.htm



      St. Columban of Ireland, Abbot and Founder of
      Luxeuil Abbey in France
      ------------------------------------------------------------
      Feast of the Translation of his holy Relics


      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 31 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Aidan of Lindisfarne * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne * St.
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        * St. Aidan of Lindisfarne
        * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
        * St. Eanswitha of Folkestone
        * St. Columban of Ireland
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        St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop
        (Aedan)
        ----------------------------------------------------
        Born in Ireland; died 651. Saint Aidan is said to have been a disciple
        of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8) on Scattery Island, but
        nothing else is known with certainty of his early life before he became
        a monk of Iona. He was well received by King Oswald (f.d. August 9),
        who had lived in exile among the Irish monks of Iona and had requested
        monks to evangelize his kingdom. The first missionary, Corman, was
        unsuccessful because of the roughness of his methods, so Aidan was sent
        to replace him. Oswald bestowed the isle of Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
        on Aidan for his episcopal seat and his diocese reached from the Forth
        to the Humber.

        By his actions he showed that he neither sought nor loved the things of
        this world; the presents which were given to him by the king or other
        rich men he distributed among the poor. He rarely attended the king at
        table, and never without taking with him one or two of his clergy, and
        always afterwards made haste to get away and back to his work.

        The centre of his activity was Lindisfarne, off the coast of
        Northumberland, between Berwick and Bamburgh. Here he established a
        monastery under the Rule of Saint Columcille; it was not improperly been
        called the English Iona, for from it the paganism of Northumbria was
        gradually dispelled and barbarian customs undermined. The community was
        not allowed to accumulate wealth; surpluses were applied to the needs of
        the poor and the manumission of slaves. From Lindisfarne Aidan made
        journeys on foot throughout the diocese, visiting his flock and
        establishing missionary centres.

        Aidan's apostolate was advanced by numerous miracles according to Saint
        Bede (f.d. May 25), who wrote his biography. It was also aided by the
        fact that Aidan preached in Irish and the king provided the translation.
        Saint Aidan took to this monastery 12 English boys to be raised there,
        and he was indefatigable in tending to the welfare of children and
        slaves, for the manumission of many of whom he paid from alms bestowed
        on him.

        The great king Saint Oswald assisted his bishop in every possible way
        until his death in battle against the pagan King Penda in 642. A
        beautiful story preserved by Saint Bede tells that Oswald was sitting at
        dinner one Easter day, Saint Aidan at his side, when he was told a great
        crowd of poor people were seeking alms at the gate. Taking a massive
        silver dish, he loaded it with meat from his own table and ordered it
        distributed amongst the poor, and ordered the silver dish to be broken
        in fragments, and those too distributed to them. Aidan, Bede says, took
        hold of the king's right hand, saying "Let this hand never decay!" His
        blessing was fulfilled. After Oswald's death his incorrupt right arm was
        preserved as a sacred relic.

        Oswald's successor, Saint Oswin (f.d. August 20), also supported Aidan's
        apostolate and when in 651, Oswin was murdered in Gilling, Aidan
        survived him only 11 days. He died at the royal castle of Bamburgh,
        which he used as a missionary centre, leaning against a wall of the
        church where a tent had been erected to shelter him. He was first
        buried in the cemetery of Lindisfarne, but when the new church of Saint
        Peter was finished, his body was translated into the sanctuary.

        The monks of Lindisfarne, fleeing repeated Viking attacks, abandoned
        their holy island in 875, taking with them the relics of St. Oswald and
        St. Aidan packed into the coffin containing St. Cuthbert's uncorrupted
        body. For over 100 years the monks wandered, settling here and there,
        and founding churches. In 995, fearing another attack from Danish
        raiders, the monks again fled with their precious relics. According to
        legend, when the monks approached the town of Durham the coffin began to
        grow heavy and one of the monks had a dream in which Cuthbert said his
        body would finally rest at 'Dunholme'. None of the monks knew of such a
        place but, inquiring of local villagers, overheard two women speaking
        about a lost cow which was said to have strayed into 'the Dunholme'.
        Investigated by the monks, this turned out to be a wooded promontory in
        a loop above the River Wear, which is where Durham cathedral now stands.

        The monks of Glastonbury claimed that they held the bones of St. Aidan
        of Lindisfarne (in Northumberland) as early as the 11th century. We know
        that this was not his whole body, as it was accepted that half of it lay
        at Iona in Scotland, and some relics were also claimed by Durham
        Cathedral. As only a partial saint and the earliest recorded, it seems
        likely that Aidan may have been the only Northern relic brought south to
        Glastonbury by Tyccea, though not apparently because of the Viking
        threat.

        Saint Bede highly praises the Irish Aidan who did so much to bring the
        Gospel to his Anglo-Saxon brothers. "He neither sought nor loved
        anything of this world, but delighted in distributing immediately to the
        poor whatever was given him by kings or rich men of the world. He
        traversed both town and country on foot, never on horseback, unless
        compelled by some urgent necessity. Wherever on his way he saw any,
        either rich or poor, he invited them, if pagans, to embrace the mystery
        of the faith; or if they were believers, he sought to strengthen them in
        their faith and stir them up by words and actions to alms and good
        works."

        He wrote that Saint Aidan "was a man of remarkable gentleness, goodness,
        and moderation, zealous for God; but not fully according to knowledge. .
        . . " By which Bede means that he followed and taught the liturgical
        and disciplinary customs of the
        Celtic Christians, which differed from those of Continental
        Christianity. Montague notes that one effort of Anglo-Saxon education
        being conducted by Irish monks was that English writing was
        distinguished by its Irish orthography. Aidan brought to Ireland the
        custom of Wednesday and Friday fasts [see the Didache] (Attwater,
        Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Montague, Walsh).

        In art, Saint Aidan is portrayed as a bishop with the monastery of
        Lindisfarne in his hand and a stag at his feet (because of the legend
        that his prayer rendered invisible a deer pursued by hunters). He might
        also be portrayed (1) holding a light torch;
        (2) giving a horse to a poor man; (3) calming a storm; or (4)
        extinguishing a fire by his prayers (Roeder), He is especially
        venerated at Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Whitby (Roeder).

        "The Irish Bishops of Lindisfarne"
        http://brigid-undertheoak.blogspot.com/2009/08/irish-bishops-of-lindisfarne.html

        The life of St Aidan features in this book available at the Internet
        Archive:
        The Bishops of Lindisfarne, Hexham, Chester-le-Street, and Durham A.D.
        635-1020 - Being an Introduction to the Ecclesiastical History of
        Northumbria"
        http://www.archive.org/details/bishopsoflindisf00mileiala


        Liturgical Commemoration of Our Father among the
        Saints Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Enlightener of Northumbria
        http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servaida.htm

        Icons of St. Aidan:
        http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Aidan.htm##1


        Troparion of St Aidan tone 5
        O holy Bishop Aidan,/ Apostle of the North and light of the Celtic
        Church,/ glorious in humility,/ noble in poverty,/ zealous monk and
        loving missionary,/ intercede for us sinners/ that Christ our God may
        have mercy on our souls.



        St. Cuthburga, Queen and Abbess of Wimborne, England
        ----------------------------------------------------------


        St. Eanswitha (Eanswyth), Abbess of Folkestone, Kent, England
        Grand-daughter of King Saint Aethelbert
        -----------------------------------------------------------

        Liturgical Commemoration of Our Venerable Mother Eanswythe, Abbess of
        Folkestone & Wonderworker of Kent
        http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/serveans.htm



        St. Columban of Ireland, Abbot and Founder of
        Luxeuil Abbey in France
        ------------------------------------------------------------
        Feast of the Translation of his holy Relics


        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
        *****************************************
      • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 31 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Aidan of Lindisfarne * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne * St.
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          * St. Cuthburga of Wimborne
          * St. Eanswitha of Folkestone
          * St. Columban of Ireland
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          St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop
          (Aedan)
          ----------------------------------------------------
          Born in Ireland; died 651. Saint Aidan is said to have been a disciple
          of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8) on Scattery Island, but
          nothing else is known with certainty of his early life before he became
          a monk of Iona. He was well received by King Oswald (f.d. August 9),
          who had lived in exile among the Irish monks of Iona and had requested
          monks to evangelize his kingdom. The first missionary, Corman, was
          unsuccessful because of the roughness of his methods, so Aidan was sent
          to replace him. Oswald bestowed the isle of Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
          on Aidan for his episcopal seat and his diocese reached from the Forth
          to the Humber.

          By his actions he showed that he neither sought nor loved the things of
          this world; the presents which were given to him by the king or other
          rich men he distributed among the poor. He rarely attended the king at
          table, and never without taking with him one or two of his clergy, and
          always afterwards made haste to get away and back to his work.

          The centre of his activity was Lindisfarne, off the coast of
          Northumberland, between Berwick and Bamburgh. Here he established a
          monastery under the Rule of Saint Columcille; it was not improperly been
          called the English Iona, for from it the paganism of Northumbria was
          gradually dispelled and barbarian customs undermined. The community was
          not allowed to accumulate wealth; surpluses were applied to the needs of
          the poor and the manumission of slaves. From Lindisfarne Aidan made
          journeys on foot throughout the diocese, visiting his flock and
          establishing missionary centres.

          Aidan's apostolate was advanced by numerous miracles according to Saint
          Bede (f.d. May 25), who wrote his biography. It was also aided by the
          fact that Aidan preached in Irish and the king provided the translation.
          Saint Aidan took to this monastery 12 English boys to be raised there,
          and he was indefatigable in tending to the welfare of children and
          slaves, for the manumission of many of whom he paid from alms bestowed
          on him.

          The great king Saint Oswald assisted his bishop in every possible way
          until his death in battle against the pagan King Penda in 642. A
          beautiful story preserved by Saint Bede tells that Oswald was sitting at
          dinner one Easter day, Saint Aidan at his side, when he was told a great
          crowd of poor people were seeking alms at the gate. Taking a massive
          silver dish, he loaded it with meat from his own table and ordered it
          distributed amongst the poor, and ordered the silver dish to be broken
          in fragments, and those too distributed to them. Aidan, Bede says, took
          hold of the king's right hand, saying "Let this hand never decay!" His
          blessing was fulfilled. After Oswald's death his incorrupt right arm was
          preserved as a sacred relic.

          Oswald's successor, Saint Oswin (f.d. August 20), also supported Aidan's
          apostolate and when in 651, Oswin was murdered in Gilling, Aidan
          survived him only 11 days. He died at the royal castle of Bamburgh,
          which he used as a missionary centre, leaning against a wall of the
          church where a tent had been erected to shelter him. He was first
          buried in the cemetery of Lindisfarne, but when the new church of Saint
          Peter was finished, his body was translated into the sanctuary.

          The monks of Lindisfarne, fleeing repeated Viking attacks, abandoned
          their holy island in 875, taking with them the relics of St. Oswald and
          St. Aidan packed into the coffin containing St. Cuthbert's uncorrupted
          body. For over 100 years the monks wandered, settling here and there,
          and founding churches. In 995, fearing another attack from Danish
          raiders, the monks again fled with their precious relics. According to
          legend, when the monks approached the town of Durham the coffin began to
          grow heavy and one of the monks had a dream in which Cuthbert said his
          body would finally rest at 'Dunholme'. None of the monks knew of such a
          place but, inquiring of local villagers, overheard two women speaking
          about a lost cow which was said to have strayed into 'the Dunholme'.
          Investigated by the monks, this turned out to be a wooded promontory in
          a loop above the River Wear, which is where Durham cathedral now stands.

          The monks of Glastonbury claimed that they held the bones of St. Aidan
          of Lindisfarne (in Northumberland) as early as the 11th century. We know
          that this was not his whole body, as it was accepted that half of it lay
          at Iona in Scotland, and some relics were also claimed by Durham
          Cathedral. As only a partial saint and the earliest recorded, it seems
          likely that Aidan may have been the only Northern relic brought south to
          Glastonbury by Tyccea, though not apparently because of the Viking
          threat.

          Saint Bede highly praises the Irish Aidan who did so much to bring the
          Gospel to his Anglo-Saxon brothers. "He neither sought nor loved
          anything of this world, but delighted in distributing immediately to the
          poor whatever was given him by kings or rich men of the world. He
          traversed both town and country on foot, never on horseback, unless
          compelled by some urgent necessity. Wherever on his way he saw any,
          either rich or poor, he invited them, if pagans, to embrace the mystery
          of the faith; or if they were believers, he sought to strengthen them in
          their faith and stir them up by words and actions to alms and good
          works."

          He wrote that Saint Aidan "was a man of remarkable gentleness, goodness,
          and moderation, zealous for God; but not fully according to knowledge. .
          .. . " By which Bede means that he followed and taught the liturgical
          and disciplinary customs of the
          Celtic Christians, which differed from those of Continental
          Christianity. Montague notes that one effort of Anglo-Saxon education
          being conducted by Irish monks was that English writing was
          distinguished by its Irish orthography. Aidan brought to Ireland the
          custom of Wednesday and Friday fasts [see the Didache] (Attwater,
          Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Montague, Walsh).

          In art, Saint Aidan is portrayed as a bishop with the monastery of
          Lindisfarne in his hand and a stag at his feet (because of the legend
          that his prayer rendered invisible a deer pursued by hunters). He might
          also be portrayed (1) holding a light torch;
          (2) giving a horse to a poor man; (3) calming a storm; or (4)
          extinguishing a fire by his prayers (Roeder), He is especially
          venerated at Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Whitby (Roeder).

          "The Irish Bishops of Lindisfarne"
          http://brigid-undertheoak.blogspot.com/2009/08/irish-bishops-of-lindisfarne.html

          The life of St Aidan features in this book available at the Internet
          Archive:
          The Bishops of Lindisfarne, Hexham, Chester-le-Street, and Durham A.D.
          635-1020 - Being an Introduction to the Ecclesiastical History of
          Northumbria"
          http://www.archive.org/details/bishopsoflindisf00mileiala


          Liturgical Commemoration of Our Father among the
          Saints Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Enlightener of Northumbria
          http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servaida.htm

          Icons of St. Aidan:
          http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Aidan.htm##1


          Troparion of St Aidan tone 5
          O holy Bishop Aidan,/ Apostle of the North and light of the Celtic
          Church,/ glorious in humility,/ noble in poverty,/ zealous monk and
          loving missionary,/ intercede for us sinners/ that Christ our God may
          have mercy on our souls.



          St. Cuthburga, Queen and Abbess of Wimborne, England
          ----------------------------------------------------------


          St. Eanswitha (Eanswyth), Abbess of Folkestone, Kent, England
          Grand-daughter of King Saint Aethelbert
          -----------------------------------------------------------

          Liturgical Commemoration of Our Venerable Mother Eanswythe, Abbess of
          Folkestone & Wonderworker of Kent
          http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/serveans.htm



          St. Columban of Ireland, Abbot and Founder of
          Luxeuil Abbey in France
          ------------------------------------------------------------
          Feast of the Translation of his holy Relics


          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
          *****************************************
        • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
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            St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop
            (Aedan)
            ----------------------------------------------------
            Born in Ireland; died 651. Saint Aidan is said to have been a disciple
            of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8) on Scattery Island, but
            nothing else is known with certainty of his early life before he became
            a monk of Iona. He was well received by King Oswald (f.d. August 9),
            who had lived in exile among the Irish monks of Iona and had requested
            monks to evangelize his kingdom. The first missionary, Corman, was
            unsuccessful because of the roughness of his methods, so Aidan was sent
            to replace him. Oswald bestowed the isle of Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
            on Aidan for his episcopal seat and his diocese reached from the Forth
            to the Humber.

            By his actions he showed that he neither sought nor loved the things of
            this world; the presents which were given to him by the king or other
            rich men he distributed among the poor. He rarely attended the king at
            table, and never without taking with him one or two of his clergy, and
            always afterwards made haste to get away and back to his work.

            The centre of his activity was Lindisfarne, off the coast of
            Northumberland, between Berwick and Bamburgh. Here he established a
            monastery under the Rule of Saint Columcille; it was not improperly been
            called the English Iona, for from it the paganism of Northumbria was
            gradually dispelled and barbarian customs undermined. The community was
            not allowed to accumulate wealth; surpluses were applied to the needs of
            the poor and the manumission of slaves. From Lindisfarne Aidan made
            journeys on foot throughout the diocese, visiting his flock and
            establishing missionary centres.

            Aidan's apostolate was advanced by numerous miracles according to Saint
            Bede (f.d. May 25), who wrote his biography. It was also aided by the
            fact that Aidan preached in Irish and the king provided the translation.
            Saint Aidan took to this monastery 12 English boys to be raised there,
            and he was indefatigable in tending to the welfare of children and
            slaves, for the manumission of many of whom he paid from alms bestowed
            on him.

            The great king Saint Oswald assisted his bishop in every possible way
            until his death in battle against the pagan King Penda in 642. A
            beautiful story preserved by Saint Bede tells that Oswald was sitting at
            dinner one Easter day, Saint Aidan at his side, when he was told a great
            crowd of poor people were seeking alms at the gate. Taking a massive
            silver dish, he loaded it with meat from his own table and ordered it
            distributed amongst the poor, and ordered the silver dish to be broken
            in fragments, and those too distributed to them. Aidan, Bede says, took
            hold of the king's right hand, saying "Let this hand never decay!" His
            blessing was fulfilled. After Oswald's death his incorrupt right arm was
            preserved as a sacred relic.

            Oswald's successor, Saint Oswin (f.d. August 20), also supported Aidan's
            apostolate and when in 651, Oswin was murdered in Gilling, Aidan
            survived him only 11 days. He died at the royal castle of Bamburgh,
            which he used as a missionary centre, leaning against a wall of the
            church where a tent had been erected to shelter him. He was first
            buried in the cemetery of Lindisfarne, but when the new church of Saint
            Peter was finished, his body was translated into the sanctuary.

            The monks of Lindisfarne, fleeing repeated Viking attacks, abandoned
            their holy island in 875, taking with them the relics of St. Oswald and
            St. Aidan packed into the coffin containing St. Cuthbert's uncorrupted
            body. For over 100 years the monks wandered, settling here and there,
            and founding churches. In 995, fearing another attack from Danish
            raiders, the monks again fled with their precious relics. According to
            legend, when the monks approached the town of Durham the coffin began to
            grow heavy and one of the monks had a dream in which Cuthbert said his
            body would finally rest at 'Dunholme'. None of the monks knew of such a
            place but, inquiring of local villagers, overheard two women speaking
            about a lost cow which was said to have strayed into 'the Dunholme'.
            Investigated by the monks, this turned out to be a wooded promontory in
            a loop above the River Wear, which is where Durham cathedral now stands.

            The monks of Glastonbury claimed that they held the bones of St. Aidan
            of Lindisfarne (in Northumberland) as early as the 11th century. We know
            that this was not his whole body, as it was accepted that half of it lay
            at Iona in Scotland, and some relics were also claimed by Durham
            Cathedral. As only a partial saint and the earliest recorded, it seems
            likely that Aidan may have been the only Northern relic brought south to
            Glastonbury by Tyccea, though not apparently because of the Viking
            threat.

            Saint Bede highly praises the Irish Aidan who did so much to bring the
            Gospel to his Anglo-Saxon brothers. "He neither sought nor loved
            anything of this world, but delighted in distributing immediately to the
            poor whatever was given him by kings or rich men of the world. He
            traversed both town and country on foot, never on horseback, unless
            compelled by some urgent necessity. Wherever on his way he saw any,
            either rich or poor, he invited them, if pagans, to embrace the mystery
            of the faith; or if they were believers, he sought to strengthen them in
            their faith and stir them up by words and actions to alms and good
            works."

            He wrote that Saint Aidan "was a man of remarkable gentleness, goodness,
            and moderation, zealous for God; but not fully according to knowledge. .
            ... . " By which Bede means that he followed and taught the liturgical
            and disciplinary customs of the
            Celtic Christians, which differed from those of Continental
            Christianity. Montague notes that one effort of Anglo-Saxon education
            being conducted by Irish monks was that English writing was
            distinguished by its Irish orthography. Aidan brought to Ireland the
            custom of Wednesday and Friday fasts [see the Didache] (Attwater,
            Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Montague, Walsh).

            In art, Saint Aidan is portrayed as a bishop with the monastery of
            Lindisfarne in his hand and a stag at his feet (because of the legend
            that his prayer rendered invisible a deer pursued by hunters). He might
            also be portrayed (1) holding a light torch;
            (2) giving a horse to a poor man; (3) calming a storm; or (4)
            extinguishing a fire by his prayers (Roeder), He is especially
            venerated at Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Whitby (Roeder).

            "The Irish Bishops of Lindisfarne"
            http://brigid-undertheoak.blogspot.com/2009/08/irish-bishops-of-lindisfarne.html

            The life of St Aidan features in this book available at the Internet
            Archive:
            The Bishops of Lindisfarne, Hexham, Chester-le-Street, and Durham A.D.
            635-1020 - Being an Introduction to the Ecclesiastical History of
            Northumbria"
            http://www.archive.org/details/bishopsoflindisf00mileiala


            Liturgical Commemoration of Our Father among the
            Saints Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Enlightener of Northumbria
            http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servaida.htm

            Icons of St. Aidan:
            http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Aidan.htm##1


            Troparion of St Aidan tone 5
            O holy Bishop Aidan,/ Apostle of the North and light of the Celtic
            Church,/ glorious in humility,/ noble in poverty,/ zealous monk and
            loving missionary,/ intercede for us sinners/ that Christ our God may
            have mercy on our souls.



            St. Cuthburga, Queen and Abbess of Wimborne, England
            ----------------------------------------------------------


            St. Eanswitha (Eanswyth), Abbess of Folkestone, Kent, England
            Grand-daughter of King Saint Aethelbert
            -----------------------------------------------------------

            Liturgical Commemoration of Our Venerable Mother Eanswythe, Abbess of
            Folkestone & Wonderworker of Kent
            http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/serveans.htm



            St. Columban of Ireland, Abbot and Founder of
            Luxeuil Abbey in France
            ------------------------------------------------------------
            Feast of the Translation of his holy Relics


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              St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop
              (Aedan)
              ----------------------------------------------------
              Born in Ireland; died 651. Saint Aidan is said to have been a disciple
              of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8) on Scattery Island, but
              nothing else is known with certainty of his early life before he became
              a monk of Iona. He was well received by King Oswald (f.d. August 9),
              who had lived in exile among the Irish monks of Iona and had requested
              monks to evangelize his kingdom. The first missionary, Corman, was
              unsuccessful because of the roughness of his methods, so Aidan was sent
              to replace him. Oswald bestowed the isle of Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
              on Aidan for his episcopal seat and his diocese reached from the Forth
              to the Humber.

              By his actions he showed that he neither sought nor loved the things of
              this world; the presents which were given to him by the king or other
              rich men he distributed among the poor. He rarely attended the king at
              table, and never without taking with him one or two of his clergy, and
              always afterwards made haste to get away and back to his work.

              The centre of his activity was Lindisfarne, off the coast of
              Northumberland, between Berwick and Bamburgh. Here he established a
              monastery under the Rule of Saint Columcille; it was not improperly been
              called the English Iona, for from it the paganism of Northumbria was
              gradually dispelled and barbarian customs undermined. The community was
              not allowed to accumulate wealth; surpluses were applied to the needs of
              the poor and the manumission of slaves. From Lindisfarne Aidan made
              journeys on foot throughout the diocese, visiting his flock and
              establishing missionary centres.

              Aidan's apostolate was advanced by numerous miracles according to Saint
              Bede (f.d. May 25), who wrote his biography. It was also aided by the
              fact that Aidan preached in Irish and the king provided the translation.
              Saint Aidan took to this monastery 12 English boys to be raised there,
              and he was indefatigable in tending to the welfare of children and
              slaves, for the manumission of many of whom he paid from alms bestowed
              on him.

              The great king Saint Oswald assisted his bishop in every possible way
              until his death in battle against the pagan King Penda in 642. A
              beautiful story preserved by Saint Bede tells that Oswald was sitting at
              dinner one Easter day, Saint Aidan at his side, when he was told a great
              crowd of poor people were seeking alms at the gate. Taking a massive
              silver dish, he loaded it with meat from his own table and ordered it
              distributed amongst the poor, and ordered the silver dish to be broken
              in fragments, and those too distributed to them. Aidan, Bede says, took
              hold of the king's right hand, saying "Let this hand never decay!" His
              blessing was fulfilled. After Oswald's death his incorrupt right arm was
              preserved as a sacred relic.

              Oswald's successor, Saint Oswin (f.d. August 20), also supported Aidan's
              apostolate and when in 651, Oswin was murdered in Gilling, Aidan
              survived him only 11 days. He died at the royal castle of Bamburgh,
              which he used as a missionary centre, leaning against a wall of the
              church where a tent had been erected to shelter him. He was first
              buried in the cemetery of Lindisfarne, but when the new church of Saint
              Peter was finished, his body was translated into the sanctuary.

              The monks of Lindisfarne, fleeing repeated Viking attacks, abandoned
              their holy island in 875, taking with them the relics of St. Oswald and
              St. Aidan packed into the coffin containing St. Cuthbert's uncorrupted
              body. For over 100 years the monks wandered, settling here and there,
              and founding churches. In 995, fearing another attack from Danish
              raiders, the monks again fled with their precious relics. According to
              legend, when the monks approached the town of Durham the coffin began to
              grow heavy and one of the monks had a dream in which Cuthbert said his
              body would finally rest at 'Dunholme'. None of the monks knew of such a
              place but, inquiring of local villagers, overheard two women speaking
              about a lost cow which was said to have strayed into 'the Dunholme'.
              Investigated by the monks, this turned out to be a wooded promontory in
              a loop above the River Wear, which is where Durham cathedral now stands.

              The monks of Glastonbury claimed that they held the bones of St. Aidan
              of Lindisfarne (in Northumberland) as early as the 11th century. We know
              that this was not his whole body, as it was accepted that half of it lay
              at Iona in Scotland, and some relics were also claimed by Durham
              Cathedral. As only a partial saint and the earliest recorded, it seems
              likely that Aidan may have been the only Northern relic brought south to
              Glastonbury by Tyccea, though not apparently because of the Viking
              threat.

              Saint Bede highly praises the Irish Aidan who did so much to bring the
              Gospel to his Anglo-Saxon brothers. "He neither sought nor loved
              anything of this world, but delighted in distributing immediately to the
              poor whatever was given him by kings or rich men of the world. He
              traversed both town and country on foot, never on horseback, unless
              compelled by some urgent necessity. Wherever on his way he saw any,
              either rich or poor, he invited them, if pagans, to embrace the mystery
              of the faith; or if they were believers, he sought to strengthen them in
              their faith and stir them up by words and actions to alms and good
              works."

              He wrote that Saint Aidan "was a man of remarkable gentleness, goodness,
              and moderation, zealous for God; but not fully according to knowledge. .
              ... . " By which Bede means that he followed and taught the liturgical
              and disciplinary customs of the
              Celtic Christians, which differed from those of Continental
              Christianity. Montague notes that one effort of Anglo-Saxon education
              being conducted by Irish monks was that English writing was
              distinguished by its Irish orthography. Aidan brought to Ireland the
              custom of Wednesday and Friday fasts [see the Didache] (Attwater,
              Benedictines, Encyclopaedia, Montague, Walsh).

              In art, Saint Aidan is portrayed as a bishop with the monastery of
              Lindisfarne in his hand and a stag at his feet (because of the legend
              that his prayer rendered invisible a deer pursued by hunters). He might
              also be portrayed (1) holding a light torch;
              (2) giving a horse to a poor man; (3) calming a storm; or (4)
              extinguishing a fire by his prayers (Roeder), He is especially
              venerated at Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, and Whitby (Roeder).

              "The Irish Bishops of Lindisfarne"
              http://brigid-undertheoak.blogspot.com/2009/08/irish-bishops-of-lindisfarne.html

              The life of St Aidan features in this book available at the Internet
              Archive:
              The Bishops of Lindisfarne, Hexham, Chester-le-Street, and Durham A.D.
              635-1020 - Being an Introduction to the Ecclesiastical History of
              Northumbria"
              http://www.archive.org/details/bishopsoflindisf00mileiala


              Liturgical Commemoration of Our Father among the
              Saints Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Enlightener of Northumbria
              http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servaida.htm

              Icons of St. Aidan:
              http://www.allmercifulsavior.com/icons/Icons-Aidan.htm##1


              Troparion of St Aidan tone 5
              O holy Bishop Aidan,/ Apostle of the North and light of the Celtic
              Church,/ glorious in humility,/ noble in poverty,/ zealous monk and
              loving missionary,/ intercede for us sinners/ that Christ our God may
              have mercy on our souls.



              St. Cuthburga, Queen and Abbess of Wimborne, England
              ----------------------------------------------------------


              St. Eanswitha (Eanswyth), Abbess of Folkestone, Kent, England
              Grand-daughter of King Saint Aethelbert
              -----------------------------------------------------------

              Liturgical Commemoration of Our Venerable Mother Eanswythe, Abbess of
              Folkestone & Wonderworker of Kent
              http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/serveans.htm



              St. Columban of Ireland, Abbot and Founder of
              Luxeuil Abbey in France
              ------------------------------------------------------------
              Feast of the Translation of his holy Relics


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