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Apostle of Germany   /əpˈɑsəl əv dʒˈərməni/   Listen
Apostle of Germany

(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754).  Synonyms: Boniface, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, Winfred, Wynfrith.

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... representative of supernatural strength and power. In pagan antiquity it was especially dedicated in the West to Thor, the thunder-god. The familiar story of St. Boniface, the apostle of Germany, relates how he found in the country of the Hessians an enormous tree, called the Oak of Thor, greatly revered by the people and held inviolably sacred. St. Boniface cut it down in token of the triumph of Christ. When it fell with a mighty ...
— The Worship of the Church - and The Beauty of Holiness • Jacob A. Regester

Words linked to "Apostle of Germany" :   Roman Church, missionary, Wynfrith, Saint Boniface, St. Boniface, boniface, saint, Roman Catholic, Winfred, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome

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