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  • emrys@globe.net.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 3 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark
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      St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
      of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
      in Germany.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
      Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
      Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
      their hair and complexions.

      According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
      as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
      learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
      They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
      Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
      Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
      eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
      set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
      upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
      of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

      At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
      certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
      that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
      ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
      time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
      entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
      them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
      considerable importance to deliver to him.

      Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
      prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
      all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
      understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
      missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
      convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
      religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
      Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
      sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
      spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
      which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
      have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
      still stands.

      When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
      and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
      their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
      were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
      of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
      residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
      fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
      witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
      appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
      told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
      where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
      Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
      due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
      annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
      gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

      Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
      caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
      enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
      martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
      Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
      probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

      The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


      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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    • emrys@globe.net.nz
      Celtic and Old English Saints 3 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark
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        St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
        of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
        in Germany.
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------

        Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
        Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
        Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
        their hair and complexions.

        According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
        as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
        learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
        They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
        Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
        Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
        eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
        set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
        upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
        of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

        At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
        certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
        that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
        ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
        time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
        entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
        them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
        considerable importance to deliver to him.

        Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
        prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
        all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
        understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
        missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
        convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
        religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
        Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
        sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
        spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
        which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
        have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
        still stands.

        When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
        and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
        their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
        were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
        of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
        residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
        fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
        witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
        appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
        told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
        where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
        Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
        due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
        annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
        gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

        Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
        caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
        enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
        martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
        Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
        probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

        The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


        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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      • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
        Celtic and Old English Saints 3 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark
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          St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
          of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
          in Germany.
          ----------------------------------------------------------------------

          Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
          Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
          Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
          their hair and complexions.

          According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
          as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
          learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
          They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
          Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
          Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
          eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
          set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
          upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
          of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

          At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
          certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
          that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
          ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
          time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
          entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
          them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
          considerable importance to deliver to him.

          Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
          prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
          all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
          understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
          missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
          convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
          religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
          Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
          sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
          spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
          which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
          have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
          still stands.

          When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
          and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
          their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
          were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
          of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
          residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
          fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
          witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
          appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
          told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
          where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
          Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
          due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
          annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
          gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

          Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
          caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
          enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
          martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
          Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
          probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

          The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


          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 3 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark
          Message 4 of 13 , Oct 2, 2012
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            St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
            of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
            in Germany.
            ----------------------------------------------------------------------

            Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
            Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
            Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
            their hair and complexions.

            According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
            as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
            learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
            They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
            Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
            Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
            eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
            set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
            upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
            of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

            At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
            certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
            that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
            ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
            time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
            entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
            them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
            considerable importance to deliver to him.

            Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
            prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
            all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
            understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
            missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
            convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
            religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
            Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
            sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
            spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
            which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
            have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
            still stands.

            When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
            and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
            their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
            were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
            of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
            residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
            fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
            witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
            appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
            told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
            where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
            Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
            due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
            annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
            gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

            Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
            caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
            enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
            martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
            Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
            probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

            The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


            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 3 October =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark
            Message 5 of 13 , Oct 1, 2013
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              St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
              of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
              in Germany.
              ----------------------------------------------------------------------

              Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
              Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
              Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
              their hair and complexions.

              According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
              as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
              learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
              They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
              Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
              Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
              eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
              set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
              upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
              of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

              At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
              certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
              that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
              ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
              time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
              entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
              them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
              considerable importance to deliver to him.

              Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
              prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
              all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
              understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
              missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
              convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
              religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
              Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
              sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
              spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
              which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
              have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
              still stands.

              When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
              and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
              their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
              were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
              of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
              residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
              fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
              witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
              appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
              told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
              where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
              Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
              due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
              annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
              gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

              Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
              caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
              enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
              martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
              Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
              probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

              The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.

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