Guthlac of Crowland

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Our venerable and God-bearing father '''Guthlac of Crowland''' was a [[hermit]] of the late seventh and early eighth centuries.  Born a prince of some rank, after spending time as a soldier he forsook the world and took up in a moor, draining it and battling demons.
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Our venerable and God-bearing father '''Guthlac of Crowland''' was a [[hermit]] of the late seventh and early eighth centuries in Anglo-Saxon England.  Born a prince of some rank, after spending time as a soldier he forsook the world and took up in a moor, draining it and battling demons. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[April 11]], and the commemoration of the [[Translation (relics)|translation]] of his [[relics]] on [[August 30]].
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== Related articles ==
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*[[Ecclesiastical History of the English People]]
  
 
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* [http://www.antiochian-orthodox.co.uk/lincolnshire_paterikon_april.htm St. Guthlac, hermit and wonderworker, "The English St. Anthony" (673-714) Feast: 11th April.] (Antiochian Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom and Ireland)
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* [http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/akaguth.htm Akathist to St. Guthlac]
 
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07092a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia article]
 
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07092a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia article]
 
* [http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/adversaries/bios/guthlac.html Early British Kingdoms' Life of St. Guthlac]
 
* [http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/adversaries/bios/guthlac.html Early British Kingdoms' Life of St. Guthlac]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Guthlac]]  
 
* [[Wikipedia:Guthlac]]  
* [http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/akaguth.htm Akathist to St. Guthlac]
 
  
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Our venerable and God-bearing father Guthlac of Crowland was a hermit of the late seventh and early eighth centuries in Anglo-Saxon England. Born a prince of some rank, after spending time as a soldier he forsook the world and took up in a moor, draining it and battling demons. His feast day is celebrated on April 11, and the commemoration of the translation of his relics on August 30.

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