Dyfan of Merthyr

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'''Dyfan''' (2nd cent.) is said to have been one of the missionaries sent to the Britons by Saint [[Eleutherius]] at the prayer of the king, St. Lucius. His name has been Latinised into Deruvianus or Damian; or rather it is some such Latin appellation which has been rendered into the Celtic ''Dyfan''.  
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Saint '''Dyfan, martyr in Wales''' (2nd cent.) is said to have been one of the missionaries sent to the Britons by Saint [[Eleutherius]] at the prayer of the king, St. Lucius. His name has been Latinised into Deruvianus or Damian; or rather it is some such Latin appellation which has been rendered into the Celtic ''Dyfan''. The Anglican church of ''Merthyr Dyfan Berry'' <ref>The parish of Merthyr Dyfan Barry, South Wales originates from AD. 180. The present church was built in the early thirteenth century by the Normans and now belongs to the Anglican church.</ref> in Wales, shows the popular tradition that he ended his days by martyrdom. He is commemorated by the church [[May 14]] <ref> http://www.yorkthodox.org.uk/documents/MonthlyCalendar-.htm </ref>
 
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His church of ''Merthyr Dyfan Berry''<ref>The parish of Merthyr Dyfan Barry, South Wales originates from AD. 180. The present church was built in the early thirteenth century by the Normans and now belongs to the Anglican church.</ref> shows the popular tradition that he ended his days by martyrdom.
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Saint Dyfan, martyr in Wales (2nd cent.) is said to have been one of the missionaries sent to the Britons by Saint Eleutherius at the prayer of the king, St. Lucius. His name has been Latinised into Deruvianus or Damian; or rather it is some such Latin appellation which has been rendered into the Celtic Dyfan. The Anglican church of Merthyr Dyfan Berry [1] in Wales, shows the popular tradition that he ended his days by martyrdom. He is commemorated by the church May 14 [2]


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  1. The parish of Merthyr Dyfan Barry, South Wales originates from AD. 180. The present church was built in the early thirteenth century by the Normans and now belongs to the Anglican church.
  2. http://www.yorkthodox.org.uk/documents/MonthlyCalendar-.htm
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