Germans and Scandinavians who invaded Britain in the late Roman period,
and became Christian through the efforts of Celtic
missionaries like St. Aidan
in the North and Roman missionaries like
St. Austin in the South.
St. Theodore of Tarsus organised and regularised
Anglo-Saxon ecclesial life in the VII Century.
The resulting English Orthodox Church ceased to
exist in 1066, when
William the Conqueror's Normans imposed
the new continental theology which eventually
became Roman Catholicism. Many Anglo-Saxons
wealthy enough to escape ended up in Constantinople
- General: Secondary Sources:
- General: Primary Sources
- Some important figures:
St. King Alfred;
Abp. Wulfstan II;
- Some Anglo-Saxon missionaries to other countries:
- C. J. A. Oppermann:
The English Missionaries
in Sweden and Finland, (1937).
London: SPCK, 1937.
- Some popes of Rome who particularly influenced
the Old English Church:
- Some people who had conflicts with the Anglo-Saxon church:
St. Virgil of Salzburg;
- Anglo-Saxon Devotional Material and Hymnography:
Codex Junius 11 Contains the pre-Conquest poems
Genesis A & B, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan,
sometimes attributed to the VII Century poet-saint
Geo. W. Kennedy translation, 1916. --- OMACL
Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church: A
Includes Anglo-Saxon Orthodox iconography as well as
--- Painted Church
- Janet Mayo:
Dress of the Church in England, 586-1066, (1984).
Chapter 2 of her
History of Ecclesiastical Dress,
New York: Holmes and Meier, 1984.
- William O. Stevens:
The Cross in the Life and Literature
of the Anglo-Saxons, (1904).
Yale Studies in English, Vol. XXII.
- Some places to visit:
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