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Saint John of Beverley (d. May 7, 721) was an Anglo-Saxon bishop. May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Events Former Byzantine emperor Anastasius II leads a revolt against emperor Leo III Theuderic IV succeeds Chilperic II Battle of Covadonga is won by Pelayo, thus preventing the takeover of his Christian Kingdom of Asturias by the Islamic Moors. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ...


He is said to have been born of noble parents at Harpham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He received his education at Canterbury under Archbishop Theodore, the statement that he was educated at Oxford being of course untrue. He was for a time a member of the Whitby community, under St Hilda, and in 687 he was consecrated Bishop of Hexham and in 705 was promoted to the bishopric of York. He resigned the latter see in 718, and retired to a monastery which he had founded at Beverley, where he died. He was canonized in 1037, and his feast is celebrated annually in the Roman Catholic Church on May 7. Many miracles of healing are ascribed to John, whose pupils were numerous and devoted to him. He was celebrated for his scholarship as well as for his virtues. Harpham is a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, located just off the A614, approximately 5 miles (7 km) North East of Driffield and 7 miles (11 km) South West of Bridlington. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... Canterbury is a cathedral city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Theodore (602–September 19, 690) was the eighth archbishop of Canterbury. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Whitby is a historic town in North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England. ... Hilda of Whitby is a Christian Saint. ... Events: December 15 - Sergius succeeds Conon as Pope King Theuderic III of Neustria is defeated by Pepin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia. ... The Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle heads the Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in the Province of Liverpool, known also on occasion as the Northern Province. ... Alternate meaning: Area code 705 Events End of the short-lived Zhou Dynasty in China Umayyad caliph Abd al-Malik succeeded by al-Walid I ibn Abd al-Malik. ... Arms of the Archbishop of York The Archbishop of York, Primate of England, is the metropolitan bishop of the Province of York, and is the junior of the two archbishops of the Church of England, after the Archbishop of Canterbury. ... Events Pelayo established the Kingdom of Asturias in the Iberian peninsula (modern day Portugal and Spain). ... Arms of Beverley For other uses, see Beverley (disambiguation). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ...


Works

The following works are ascribed to John by J. Bale:

  • Pro Luca exponendo (an exposition of Luke)
  • Homiliae in Evangelia
  • Epistolae ad'Herebaldum, Audenam, et Bertinum
  • Epistolae ad Hyldant abbatissam.

References

  • Life by Folcard, based on Bede, in Acta Sanctorum. Bolland.
  • James Raine, Fasti eboracenses (1863).
  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

Bede depicted in an early medieval manuscript Depiction of Bede from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. ... Acta Sanctorum (Acts of the Saints) is an encyclopedic text in 68 folio volumes of documents examining the lives of Christian saints, in essence a critical hagiography, which is organised according to each saints feast day. ... Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

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  • Biography
Preceded by:
'
Bishop of Hexham
687–705
Succeeded by:
Wilfrid
Preceded by:
Bosa of York
Bishop of York
705–718
Succeeded by:
Wilfrid II

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St. John of Beverley (447 words)
John was present at the synod on the Nidd in 705, convened by Osred, King Of Northumbria, to decide on Wilfrid's case.
In the same year (703), on the death of Bosa, John was translated to York after eighteen years of labour in the See of Hexham, where he was succeeded by Wilfrid.
To this monastery of Beverley, after resigning the See of York to his pupil Wilfrid, John retired and spent the remainder of his life with Abbot Berethune, a one time favourite scholar.
John of Beverley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (366 words)
He was for a time a member of the Whitby community, under St Hilda, and in 687 he was consecrated Bishop of Hexham and in 705 was promoted to the bishopric of York.
Many miracles of healing are ascribed to John, whose pupils were numerous and devoted to him, and the popularity of his cult was a major factor in the prosperity of Beverley during the Middle Ages.
Alan R. Deighton, "The Sins of Saint John of Beverley: The Case of the Dutch Volksboek Jan van Beverley", Leuvense Bijdragen 82 (1993) 227-246.
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