By Eddius Stephanus
The lifetime of Wilfrid bargains us a photograph portrait of 1 of the main forceful characters within the heritage of the English Church: a guy brave and full of life but whilst litigious, ostentatious and overbearing, his existence punctuated via stressed travels and the main violent quarrels. Of noble beginning, Wilfrid (c.634-709) received his first event of monastic existence as a boy at Lindisfarne. Thereafter we discover him at a variety of instances, crossing Gaul, staying in Lyons, vacationing Rome, again in England at York, Ripon or Hexham, preaching to heathens in Sussex or Frisia, quarrelling with kings and bishops, imprisoned in Northumbria, back in Rome looking papal aid for his claims, founding monasteries within the Midlands and eventually, in his outdated age, reconciled to these with whom he had prior quarrelled so bitterly. Partisan yet hugely exact, the lifestyles was once most likely written inside a decade of the saint's loss of life. it's a striking account of a strong character who aroused affection and dislike in nearly equivalent proportions.
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P. C AlhfridoC convenienteF quae Streaneshel C AegelberhtoC 9 Bryttonum C omit words in brackets F. Thefigures xxi and nxxn must 10 have been transposed13 by scribal error in14 C. r. C omit iam C Bithiniae C * John 21. 20. EDDIUS STEPHANUS 21 CHAPTER X Of the strife of St Wilfrid the priest with Bishop Colman about the keeping of Easter.  On a certain occasion in the days of Colman, Bishop of York and Metropolitan, while Oswiu and Alhfrith his son were reigning, the abbots and priests and men of all ranks in the orders of the Church gathered together in a monastery called Whitby, in the presence of the holy mother and most pious nun Hild, as well as of the kings and two bishops, namely Colman and Agilberht, to consider the question of the proper date for the keeping of Easter—whether in accordance with the British and Scottish manner and that of the whole of the northern district, Easter should be kept on the Sunday between the fourteenth day of the moon and the twenty-second, or whether the plan of the Apostolic See was better, namely to celebrate Easter Sunday between the fifteenth day of the moon and the twenty-first.
Stans quoque princeps sacerdotum idolatriae coram paganis in tumulo excelso, sicut Balaam, maledicere populum Dei et suis magicis artibus manus eorum alligare nitebatur. Tune vero unus ex sodalibus pontificis nostri lapidem ab omni populo Dei benedictum1 more Davidico de funda emittens, fronte perforata2 usque ad cerebrum magi exprobrantis illisit; quern, retrorsum exanimato cadavere cadente, sicut Goliad in harenosis locis mors incerta praevenit. Ad bellum ergo se praeparantes pagani, aciem frustra in populum Dei direxerunt.
Suscitavit enim Dominus sibi regcm hunc mitissimum, qui inter alia bona in diversis locis multa spatia terrarum pro animae suae remedio episcopo nostro 6 concessit, in quibus mox monasteria servorum Dei constituit. Ecgberhtus7 quoque rex Cantwariorum8 religiosus pontificem nostrum ad se accersivit, et illic presbiteros multos, ex quibus unus erat Putta, qui postea episcopatum accepit, et non paucos diacones ordinavit. Deusdedit enim episcopus post Honorium9 archiepiscopum diem obiit10. Ideo autem venerabiliter vivens, omnibus carus, episcopalia officia per plura spatia agens, cum cantoribus11 Aedde et Eonan 12 et caementariis omnisque paene artis institoribus13 regionem suam rediens, cum regula sancti14 Benedicti instituta ecclesiarum Dei 15 bene meliorabat16.