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The Christian Church in These Islands before the Coming of Augustine

Three Lectures Delivered at St. Paul's in January 1894

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,367 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 508
Added to site: 2010.04.04
mnybks.net#: 27228
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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n the names of those whose relics they contained, and the roll of names is illustrious. In the centre, at the extreme east, is Augustine, with Laurentius and Mellitus north and south of him: then, on the north, Justus, Deusdedit, Mildred, Nothelm, and Lambert; on the south, Honorius, Theodore, Abbat Hadrian, Berhtwald, and Tatwin. Besides these shrines in the apse, behind the reredos, there is shewn immediately above the altar itself a prominent shrine, marked Scs. Ethelbertus, the relics of the first Christian king. Then, behind that, a number of books--manuscripts, of course--with a Latin description stating that they are "books sent by Gregory to Augustine"--one or two of which are still in existence. Above these, on either side of a great vesica enclosing a representation of our Lord, are two shrines, one marked "Relics," the other, which stands on the side of greater honour, is marked Scs. Letald(us). Thus the Canterbury monks at St. Augustine's, the great treasure-house of early Canterbury saints, put i

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