Saint Ansgar – 1 February 2017

Saint Ansgar

February 1.

Feast day February 3rd.

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Painting of Bendixen: Ansgar, Church Trinitatis, Hamburg (Germany), photo 2011

Apostle of the North
Born 8 September 801 Amiens
Died 3 February 865 (aged 63) Bremen
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church,
Roman Catholicism,
Lutheran Church,
Anglican Communion
Feast 3 February
Attributes Dressed in archbishops attire with a model of the church

Saint Ansgar (8 September 801 – 3 February 865),

also known as Anskar or Saint Anschar, was a Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen – a northern part of the Kingdom of the East Franks. The See of Hamburg was designated a mission to bring Christianity to Northern Europe, and Ansgar became known as the “Apostle of the North”.[2][3] <read more>

Source: Ansgar Wikipedia


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