Eadberht of Lindisfarne

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Eadberht
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Appointed688
Term ended6 May 698
PredecessorCuthbert
SuccessorEadfrith
Personal details
Died6 May 698
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church[1]
Sainthood
Feast day6 May

Eadberht of Lindisfarne (died 6 May 698), also known as Saint Eadberht, was Bishop of Lindisfarne, England, from 688 until his death on 6 May 698.[2] He is notable as having founded the holy shrine to his predecessor Saint Cuthbert on the island of Lindisfarne, a place that was to become a centre of great pilgrimage in later years.

It is said that Eadberht favoured poverty and long periods of solitude and devotion as part of his service in the bishopric. When he died he was buried in the same location from which Cuthbert's body had been exhumed earlier the same year.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ (in Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἐαντβέρτος ἐκ Σκωτίας. 6 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219

References[edit]

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Cuthbert
Bishop of Lindisfarne
688–698
Succeeded by
Eadfrith