Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For All the Saints: the Venerable Bede

Bede (c. 672-735) is honored today in the Anglican, LCMS, and Roman Catholic calendars, and on May 27 on the Orthodox calendar. He is also the only native-born British person to be designated a Doctor of the Church. He was an English monk at monasteries in the Northumbrian region. He translated many Greek and Latin theological works for his Anglo-Saxon contemporaries, and wrote many books on the Bible, theology, science, and he also wrote poetry, and history. His Ecclesiastical History of the English People was foundational for English history.

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