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Our venerable and God-bearing Father '''Kingsmark''' (also Cynfarch) was a [[monk]], Scottish chieftain, and [[disciple]] of St. [[Dubricius of Caerleon]] in the 5th century.  He later lived in Wales, where he grew to such renown for his holiness, that soon after his death he was glorified by the Welsh faithful. St. Kingsmark is said to have been married to a grand-daughter of St. [[Brychan of Brecknock]].
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Our venerable and God-bearing Father '''Kingsmark''' (also Cynfarch, Cynmarch, Kynemark) was a [[monk]], Scottish chieftain, and [[disciple]] of St. [[Dubricius of Caerleon]] in the 5th century.  He later lived in Wales, where he grew to such renown for his holiness, that soon after his death he was [[glorification|glorified]] by the Welsh faithful. St. Kingsmark is said to have been married to a granddaughter of St. [[Brychan of Brecknock]].
 
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Many churches are dedicated to him in the English West Country and Wales.  His feast day is celebrated on [[September 8]].
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Many [[church]]es are dedicated to him in the English West Country and Wales.  His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[September 8]].
  
 
==Hymns==
 
==Hymns==
[[Troparion]] (Tone 8)
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[[Troparion]] (Tone 8) [http://users.netmatters.co.uk/davidbryant/C/TropKon/Sept.htm#Sep8]
 
:Seeing that many were brought to Christ by the radiant example of thy virtuous life
 
:Seeing that many were brought to Christ by the radiant example of thy virtuous life
 
:And thy missionary labours, O holy Cynfarch,
 
:And thy missionary labours, O holy Cynfarch,
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*[http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsk.htm Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsk.htm Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome]
 
*[http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/dubricius.html The Life of St. Dubricius]
 
*[http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/dubricius.html The Life of St. Dubricius]
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=wb2ITWWU8AEC&pg=PA160&lpg=PA160&dq=kingsmark&source=web&ots=HZfNkQcvhd&sig=A7z75vsXZo4nTTLsNYhe1cYoYJk&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result#PPA160,M1  Book of the Saints by The Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate (1921)]
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=wb2ITWWU8AEC Kingsmark (Cynfarch)] from ''Book of the Saints'' by the Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate (1921), pp. 160-161.
*[http://users.netmatters.co.uk/davidbryant/C/TropKon/Sept.htm#Sep8 Troparia & Kontakia September]
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*[http://users.netmatters.co.uk/davidbryant/C/TropKon/Sept.htm#Sep8 Troparia & Kontakia September] 8 St Cynfarch, monk
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==External link==
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*[http://www.geocities.com/vortigernstudies/articles/guestdan2e.htm From Glein to Camlann: The Life and Death of King Arthur (5)]
  
 
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[[Category:Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Saints]]
 
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Our venerable and God-bearing Father Kingsmark (also Cynfarch, Cynmarch, Kynemark) was a monk, Scottish chieftain, and disciple of St. Dubricius of Caerleon in the 5th century. He later lived in Wales, where he grew to such renown for his holiness, that soon after his death he was glorified by the Welsh faithful. St. Kingsmark is said to have been married to a granddaughter of St. Brychan of Brecknock.

Many churches are dedicated to him in the English West Country and Wales. His feast day is celebrated on September 8.

Hymns

Troparion (Tone 8) [1]

Seeing that many were brought to Christ by the radiant example of thy virtuous life
And thy missionary labours, O holy Cynfarch,
Pray that we too may follow thee
In the service of our Saviour, that our souls may be saved.

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