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Saint Laurence of Canterbury (d. February 3, 619) was the second Archbishop of Canterbury. He arrived at Thanet with St. Augustine in 597 as part of the missionary effort dispatched from Rome to Kent in 595. He was sent back to Pope Gregory I to report on the successes in Kent in converting King Ethelbert. He succeeded Augustine to the See of Canterbury around 604 and ruled until his death. He was succeeded as Archbishop by Mellitus, the Bishop of London. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... ... Arms of the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... William Cobbett in 1827 when he rode to the Island The Isle of Thanet is an area of northeast Kent, England. ... Augustine of Canterbury (birth unknown, died May 26, 604 (traditional) or 605 (Thorn)) was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Ethelbert of Kent, Bretwalda of England by Pope Gregory the Great in 597. ... Events Saint Augustine is created Archbishop of Canterbury. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,823,210 almost 4,000,000 1... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Events The first mention of the state of Karantania on monuments. ... Pope Saint Gregory I or Gregory the Great (c. ... Ethelbert (or Æthelbert) (c. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Events Saint Laurence becomes Archbishop of Canterbury. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop heading a diocese of particular importance due to either its size, history, or both, called an archdiocese. ... Saint Mellitus (d. ... Arms of the Bishop of London The Bishop of London is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury. ...


During Laurence's reign, Ethelbert died (616) and his son Eadbald returned to the old faiths and many prominent missionaries fled to Gaul. But Laurence managed to reconvert him. The tale is that Laurence had been prepared to give up when he was visited by St. Peter in a vision, who chastised him and whipped him. The marks of the whipping remained and the display of them to Eadbald effected his conversion. Events The Persians capture Alexandria. ... Eadbald (died January 20, 640) was the King of Kent from 616 until his death. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (from Latin Gallia, c. ... According to tradition, Peter was crucified upside-down, as shown in this painting by Caravaggio. ...


On his death he was buried in St. Peter's Abbey church, later renamed Saint Augustine's. His festival is on February 3. St. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...




Preceded by:
Augustine
Archbishop of Canterbury
605–619
Succeeded by:
Mellitus


Augustine of Canterbury (birth unknown, died May 26, 604 (traditional) or 605 (Thorn)) was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Ethelbert of Kent, Bretwalda of England by Pope Gregory the Great in 597. ... Arms of the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Saint Mellitus (d. ...


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Augustine of Canterbury (542 words)
Augustine of Canterbury (birth unknown, died May 26, 604) was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Ethelbert of Kent, Bretwalda of England by Pope Gregory the Great in 597.
He was accompanied by Laurence of Canterbury, the second archbishop.
Ethelbert permitted the missionaries to settle and preach in his town of Canterbury and before the end of the year he was converted and Augustine was consecrated bishop at Arles.
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