Bartholomew, Apostle

Introduction

His relics belived to have been translated eventually to Rome, but 'an arm of St Bartholomew was given to Canterbury in the 11th century by Cnut's wife, Queen Emma. This was regarded as a sensational acquisition ... and no doubt contributed to the diffusion of the cult in England. No fewer than 165 ancient churches were dedicated to him in England' (ODS 29-30).

Gender

Male

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Non-insular

Related Personal Names

Name

Batholomew

Feast days

Day of Year

June 13

Calendar

Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee

Source code

Mart. O

Source title

Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee

Editors

Stokes, Whitley

Year

1905

Notes

Full title is Félire Óengusso Céli Dé, The Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee, critically edited from Ten Manuscripts, with a Preface, Translation, Notes and Indices.

Quote from source

'With Bartholomew the active - thou art weak if the heardest not of him'