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What was Anglo-Saxon Christianity like?
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What was Anglo-Saxon Christianity like?
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Orthodox Christianity with Western style icons, vestments and rites.
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>>595339
It was predominantly Celtic based at first with men like St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert being its chief architects.

However, St. Wilfrid lead a movement that ultimately allowed Roman influence to become primary.

And of course the Anglo-Saxons were the first of the Germanic peoples to embrace Christ so their Northern heritage added a unique element to the mix
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Are they any good books on the subject.
For like rites and the theology of their beliefs.
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>>595458
http://www.amazon.com/Anglo-Saxon-Christianity-Paul-Cavill/dp/0006281125
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>>595458
Rites and Religions of the Anglo-Saxons - Owen
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>>595428
>And of course the Anglo-Saxons were the first of the Germanic peoples to embrace Christ so their Northern heritage added a unique element to the mix
What about Franks, Suebi, Alamani, Goths, Burgundians...
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>>595344
pic somewhat related, it's a restored Medieval Welsh church
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>>595505
From what I recall the Anglo-Saxons had quite good contact with the Byzantines. Traded a fair bit.
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>>595504
Thank you for correcting me.

>>595505
>Welsh
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>>595344
This. With a side of being enslaved by Vikings and later slaughtered by Normans
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>>595528
Well, yeah, but I didn't mean it like that, I meant before the Catholic Church became so distinct from the Orthodox Church, the West was basically just Western Rite Orthodox.

Here, for instance, is the Liturgy the French Orthodox Church uses today, and it dates from the 6th Century AD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGvjx1102U8

Pic related a Western Rite Orthodox parish
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>>595573
More Western Orthodox stuff
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>>595579
Some Celtic Orthodox Bishops (notice the Celtic style icons and the bare feet)
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>>595588
French Orthodox icon
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>>595597
Romanian Icon of the Nativity in Romanesque Rite
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Another French Orthodox icon
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Less pagan-influenced that was the norm for Germanic Christianity.
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>Anglo Saxon
>Uses page from Book of Kells
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>>595905
REEEEEE
FUCKING BRITS ALWAYS TRYING TO TAKE MY HISTORY
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>>595970
Simply pointing out a historical inaccuracy.
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>>595339

In the late 6th century Pope Gregory the Great sent Italian missionaries to the south of England to try and bring it back into Christendom after deRomanization had caused the faith to disappear almost completely. Concurrently, Irish monks were leaving their island and prosletyzing in the north of England where they founded Lindisfarne. With their combined efforts England was converted by 660, after which the Irish monks and Italian bishops began to bicker over theological issues like proper men's haircuts and the correct date for Easter. The Italians succeeded in converting the rulers like Aethelbert, while the Irish influence remained stronger among the laity in the north of England.

read Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People if you want to learn the minutiae of the topic.
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>>596526

The Anglo-Saxons converted to the Roman faction side, but I wonder if the Roman faction had been weaker for whatever reason, how history would have been different if the Anglo-Saxons had sided with Celtic/Insular Christianity.
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>>596645

The Normans would've set them straight
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>>595344
>tfw no western rite orthodox church near me
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St. Bede is cool as hell.
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>>595970
But anon, deep inside, you know you're British.
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