Acca 3 (Male) Bishop of Hexham, 709-731; d.737/740
e/m viii

Notes: See also Anonymous 152.

BDDAB, p. 2; BEASE, p. 4; CDNB 1:8; DNB 1:56-7 = 1:56-7; Fletcher, p. 85; Alan Thacker, ?Acca [St Acca] (d. 740)?, ODNB.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (28)
Acca (27)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  Praef.
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  22
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  56
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  65
 Acca.Ep  2
 Bede.EpAccMansFilIsr  Col. 699A
 Bede.CommEsrNeemiam  Praef.10
 Bede.EpAccDeEoQuod  col. 702B
 Bede.CommAct  Prol.1
 Bede.CommMc  Praef.40
 Bede.VersDieIud  162
 Bede.CommGn  Praef.1
 Bede.RetractAct  Prol.10
 Bede.CommLc  Prol.79
 Bede.CommLc  Incip.i
 Bede.Templ  Praef.Incip.
 Bede.HistAb  20
 Bede.HE  iii.13
 Bede.HE  iv.14
 Bede.HE  v.19
 Bede.HE  v.20
 Bede.HE  v.23
 Annals.MooreMS  572.731
 ASC (DEF)  710 DEF(OE and Lat.)
 ASC (DEF)  733 DEF(OE)
 ASC (DEF)  737 DEF(OE and Lat.)
 Milred.Sylloge  L8
Acha (1)
 Bede.CommEsrNeemiam  Praef.Incip.
Personal Information (16)
intellectual (1)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  56 (of sharp intelligence)
moral (3)
 Bede.CommMc  Praef.40 (dearest of bishops)
 Bede.VersDieIud  156 (dearest)
 Bede.HE  v.20 (man of great energy and noble in sight of God and man)
religion (1)
 Bede.HE  v.20 (untainted in his confession of the catholic faith and thoroughly familiar with the rules of the ecclesiastical custom)
reputation (8)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  Praef. (venerable lords)
 Bede.CommSm  i.Prol.343-6 (o Acca 3, dearest and most beloved of all bishops who dwell on earth)
 Bede.CommSm  iii.8 (most beloved)
 Bede.CommSm  iv.26 (most loved)
 Bede.CommGn  Praef.46 (most beloved)
 Bede.RetractAct  Prol.10 (venerable)
 Bede.HE  iii.13 (most reverend)
 Bede.HE  iv.14 (most reverend)
saintly status (3)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  22 (of blessed memory, still by the grace of God living)
 Bede.EpAccDeEoQuod  col. 702B (holy)
 Bede.CommAct  Prol.1 (truly the most blessed)
Education (2)
 a very learned theologian: Bede.HE  v.20
 instructed by the clergy of Bosa 1: Bede.HE  v.20
Authorship (6)
 Author of a letter to Bede 1 asking that he write a commentary on the Gospel of Luke (Letter): Acca.Ep  1-2
 Author of On the Resting-Places of the Children of Israel (Letter): Bede.EpAccMansFilIsr  Col. 699A
 Author of On the Resting-Places of the Children of Israel (Letter): Bede.EpAccMansFilIsr  Col. 702A
 Author of a letter to Bede 1 enquiring about the interpretation of a text in Isaiah (Letter): Bede.EpAccDeEoQuod  col. 702B
 Author of a letter to Bede 1 (Letter): Bede.CommLc  Prol.94
Office (40)
Bishop (34)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  Praef. (... uenerabiles domini ...)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  22 (... beatae memoriae ... episcopus ...)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  65
 Bede.EpAccMansFilIsr  Col. 699A (To the most beloved lord in Christ and a bishop always to be named with all honour)
 Bede.CommEsrNeemiam  Praef. (Most reverend prelate)
 Bede.CommSm  Prol.34-6
 Bede.CommSm  iii.8
 Bede.CommSm  iv.26
 Bede.EpAccDeEoQuod  col. 702B (The most blessed lord who is always to be venerated with profoundest love, the holy bishop)
 Bede.CommAct  Prol.1-2 (The most beloved lord in Christ and truly the most blessed bishop)
 Bede.CommMc  Praef.40
 Bede.CommGn  Praef.1 (The most beloved and most reverent prelate)
 Bede.CommGn  Praef.21 (Your holiness)
 Bede.RetractAct  Prol.10
 Bede.CommLc  Prol.79-80 (Most blessed lord and bishop very greatly to be desired)
 Bede.CommLc  Prol.93-4 (Your sweetest sanctity)
 Bede.CommLc  Incip.i
 Bede.Templ  Praef.Incip.
 Bede.HistAb  20
 Bede.HE  iii.13
 Bede.HE  iv.14
 Bede.HE  v.20 (bishop of Hexham)
 Bede.HE  v.23
 Annals.MooreMS  572.731
 ASC (DEF)  710 DEF(OE and Lat.)
 ASC (DEF)  733 DEF(OE)
 ASC (DEF)  737 F(Lat.)
 Anon.EpisList1    (bishop of the church of Hexham)
 Anon.EpisList2    (bishop of the church of Hexham)
 Anon.EpisList3    (bishop of the church of Hexham)
 Anon.EpisList4    (bishop of the church of Hexham)
 Milred.Sylloge  L8
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.117.3
 NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  31
Priest (6)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  56
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  65
 Bede.HE  iii.13
 Bede.HE  v.19
 Bede.HE  v.20
 ASC (DEF)  710 DEF(OE and Lat.)
Occupation (1)
Singer (1)
 Bede.HE  v.20
Status (5)
Dominus (5)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  Praef.
 Bede.EpAccMansFilIsr  Col. 699A
 Bede.EpAccDeEoQuod  col. 702B
 Bede.CommAct  Prol.1
 Bede.CommLc  Prol.79
Personal Relationship (3)
Acca 3 Brother (Honorific kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Bede 1: Bede.VersDieIud  156
Acca 3 Father (Honorific kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Bede 1: Bede.VersDieIud  162
Acca 3 Successor (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Wilfrid 2: ASC (DEF)  710 DEF(OE and Lat.)
Event (48)
Affection (1)
 Bede 1.expression that Acca 3 will be preserved unharmed for him: Bede 1 expressed the wish that Christ would preserve his very dear brother (Acca 3) unharmed for him.: Bede.VersDieIud  156-7
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of abbot (2)
 Acca 3.confirmation of Hwætberht 1 as abbot: On Hwætberht 1's return from meeting Ceolfrith 1, Bishop Acca 3 was called; he came and confirmed Hwætberht 1 as abbot.: Bede.HistAb  20
 Acca 3.confirmation with his blessing of the substitution of Hwætberht 1 as abbot: Acca 3 confirmed with his blessing the substitution of Hwætberht 1 as abbot.: Bede.CommSm  iv.18-20
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (1)
 Acca 3.elevation to episcopacy: Here Acca 3 acceded to the bishopric [DEF(OE): that Wilfrid 2 had held earlier; F(Lat.): after Wilfrid 2].: ASC (DEF)  710 DEF(OE and Lat.) (710)
Ascetic practices/fasting/resisting temptation (1)
 Anonymous 253.vision of St Peter and St Paul: While the brothers of the monastery were observing a three-day fast, a little boy (Anonymous 253), who was also afflicted by a virulent plague, had a vision of the most blessed chiefs of the apostles.: Bede.HE  iv.14
Blessing (2)
 Acca 3.confirmation with his blessing of the substitution of Hwætberht 1 as abbot: Acca 3 confirmed with his blessing the substitution of Hwætberht 1 as abbot.: Bede.CommSm  iv.18-20
 Bede 1.invocation of a blessing for Acca 3 and request for prayers: Bede 1 invoked a blessing for Acca 3 and requested prayers for himself.: Bede.VersDieIud  156-7, 159-63
Book circulating/making/reading/translating/writing (15)
 Acca 3.encouragement to Bede 1 to complete his commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah: With the encouragement of Acca 3 Bede 1 had devoted effort to completing the volume [containing Bede 1's commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah].: Bede.CommEsrNeemiam  Praef.
 Acca 3.library-foundation: Acca 3 built up a very large and most noble library, assiduously collecting histories of the passions and martyrs as well as other ecclesiastical books.: Bede.HE  v.20
 Acca 3.request to Bede 1 to write a commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Acca 3 had often suggested to Bede 1 to write a commentary on the Gospel of Luke.: Acca.Ep  1-18
 Bede 1.completion of a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles: Bede 1 had completed a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles.: Bede.CommAct  Prol.13-23
 Bede 1.composition of De die iudicii at the request of Acca 3: Following the orders of Acca 3, Bede 1 had composed for him the poem of weeping.: Bede.VersDieIud  158
 Bede 1.composition of his CommLc in response to the letter of Acca 3: Bede 1 submitted himself to the task of composition that he had been enjoined to undertake in which as one dictating to himself he would be both transcriber and copyist.: Bede.CommLc  Prol.93-105
 Bede 1.composition of his first recension of his commentary on Genesis for Acca 3: Bede 1 compiled two books of commentary on Genesis for Acca 3.: Bede.CommGn  Praef.24-35
 Bede 1.correct interpretation of Isaiah xxiv.21-3 given to Acca 3: Bede 1 corrected the misinterpretation by Acca 3 of his interpretation of Isaiah xxiv.21-3.: Bede.EpAccDeEoQuod  702B-C, 709C
 Bede 1.despatch of his commentary on the Letter of John to Acca 3: Bede 1 sent a small commentary on the Letter of John to Acca 3.: Bede.CommAct  Prol.76-80
 Bede 1.his obedience to the request of Acca 3 to complete his commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah: Bede 1 diligently obeying Acca 3's encouragement to complete [the commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah] had published it.: Bede.CommEsrNeemiam  Praef.
 Bede 1.letter to Acca 3 introducing his commentary on Genesis: Bede 1 wrote that he had composed a commentary on a portion of Genesis in response to a request from Acca 3.: Bede.CommGn  Praef.
 Bede 1.reasons for failing to do a commentary on Luke at the behest of Acca 3: Bede 1 had hitherto failed to do a commentary on Luke.: Bede.CommAct  Prol.3-12
 Bede 1.request to Acca 3 that Bede 1’s source references be retained should his commentary be copied.: Bede 1 asked that his source references be retained should his works be copied.: Bede.CommLc  Prol.111-15
 Bede 1.transcription of his commentary on the Apocalypse for Acca 3: Bede 1 had arranged for his commentary on the Apocalypse to be transcribed for Acca 3.: Bede.CommAct  Prol.6-8
 Bede 1.willinglness to do a further commentary on Genesis: Bede 1 expressed his willingness to do a further commentary on Genesis after completing a commentary on Ezra.: Bede.CommGn  Praef.35-7
Building construction/restoration (1)
 Acca 3.library-foundation: Acca 3 built up a very large and most noble library, assiduously collecting histories of the passions and martyrs as well as other ecclesiastical books.: Bede.HE  v.20
Church-adornment (2)
 Acca 3.church-construction: Acca 3 enriched the fabric of the church with all kinds of decoration and works of art. He gathered relics of the apostles and martyrs to put up altars for their veneration.: Bede.HE  v.20
 Acca 3.decorating Hexham: significant ornaments of gold, silver and precious gems, ... with altars of purple and silk: Stephen.VitWilfridi  22
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (2)
 Acca 3.church-construction: Acca 3 enriched the fabric of the church with all kinds of decoration and works of art. He gathered relics of the apostles and martyrs to put up altars for their veneration.: Bede.HE  v.20
 Wilfrid 2.building of church of St Andrew the Apostle at Hexham: Wilfrid 2 built a church at Hexham dedicated to St Andrew.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  22
Conversation (1)
 Wilfrid 2.vision at Meaux of St Michael: Wilfrid 2 fell ill while travelling and had a vision of St Michael, which he recounted to Acca 3.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  56
Correspondence (4)
 Acca 3.renewed request to Bede 1 to write a commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Acca 3 responded to Bede 1's objections against writing a commentary on Luke and renewed his request.: Acca.Ep  19-78
 Bede 1.despatch of his commentary on the Letter of John to Acca 3: Bede 1 sent a small commentary on the Letter of John to Acca 3.: Bede.CommAct  Prol.76-80
 Bede 1.letter to Acca 3 introducing his commentary on Genesis: Bede 1 wrote that he had composed a commentary on a portion of Genesis in response to a request from Acca 3.: Bede.CommGn  Praef.
 Bede 1.reception of letters from Acca 3: Bede 1 had received very frequent letters from Acca 3.: Bede.CommAct  Prol.2-10
Culting/venerating saint(s) (1)
 Acca 3.church-construction: Acca 3 enriched the fabric of the church with all kinds of decoration and works of art. He gathered relics of the apostles and martyrs to put up altars for their veneration.: Bede.HE  v.20
Death/dying (1)
 Acca 3.death: In 740 Bishop Acca 3 of revered memory was exalted into the land of the living. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  36 (740)
Deposition of bishop (3)
 Acca 3.exile: In 732 bishop Acca 3 was driven out from his see. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  31 (732)
 Acca 3.expulsion from bishopric: Acca 3 was driven from the bishopric.: ASC (DEF)  733 DEF(OE) (731)
 Acca 3.expulsion from episcopal see: Acca 3 was made to flee from his see.: Annals.MooreMS  572.731 (731)
Dreaming/seeing vision/revelation (2)
 Anonymous 253.vision of St Peter and St Paul: While the brothers of the monastery were observing a three-day fast, a little boy (Anonymous 253), who was also afflicted by a virulent plague, had a vision of the most blessed chiefs of the apostles.: Bede.HE  iv.14
 Wilfrid 2.vision at Meaux of St Michael: Wilfrid 2 fell ill while travelling and had a vision of St Michael, which he recounted to Acca 3.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  56
Education/teaching (2)
 Acca 3.educated by Bosa 1: From his childhood Acca 3 was nurtured and educated in the curia of Bosa 1, bishop of York.: NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  36
 Acca 3.invitation of Maban 1: Acca 3 invited a famous singer (Maban 1) to teach him and his people. He kept him for twelve years teaching them such church music as they did not know, while the music which they once knew was restored to its original form.: Bede.HE  v.20
Exile (1)
 Acca 3.exile: In 732 bishop Acca 3 was driven out from his see. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  31 (732)
Expulsion (1)
 Acca 3.expulsion from episcopal see: Acca 3 was made to flee from his see.: Annals.MooreMS  572.731 (731)
Flight (1)
 Acca 3.expulsion from episcopal see: Acca 3 was made to flee from his see.: Annals.MooreMS  572.731 (731)
Grant and Gift (1)
 Acca 3.decorating Hexham: significant ornaments of gold, silver and precious gems, ... with altars of purple and silk: Stephen.VitWilfridi  22
Healing (2)
 Oswald 1.post-mortem healing of Irish scholar: Acca 3 told Bede 1 of an Irish scholar (Anonymous 231) who was careless about his salvation. When he fell victim of a plague, he sent for Acca 3 and promised to correct his vicious ways, if he was granted any further term of life. He asked Acca 3 for some relics of Oswald 1.: Bede.HE  iii.13
 Wilfrid 2.healing: After being sick for four days and nights, Wilfrid 2 arose and sat up, as if he were awaking from a deep sleep. Then he asked to see the priest Acca 3.: Bede.HE  v.19
Heresy-allegations/condemnations (2)
 Bede 1.correct interpretation of Isaiah xxiv.21-3 given to Acca 3: Bede 1 corrected the misinterpretation by Acca 3 of his interpretation of Isaiah xxiv.21-3.: Bede.EpAccDeEoQuod  702B-C, 709C
 Bede 1.expression of concern to Acca 3 about heresy: Bede 1 expressed concern to Acca 3 about falling into heresy in answering one of his questions.: Bede.EpAccMansFilIsr  Cols 699B and 702A
Horse-using/giving/acquisition/riding (1)
 Wilfrid 2.recounting of his life to Tatberht 2: Wilfrid 2 had told from memory the story of his life to Tatberht 2 one day when they were riding together on a journey.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  65
Hospitality (1)
 Acca 3-Wilfrid 2.journey to Rome: On their way to Rome, Acca 3 and Wilfrid 2 stayed with Willibrord 1.: Bede.HE  iii.13
Illness/demonic seizure/madness (3)
 Anonymous 253.vision of St Peter and St Paul: While the brothers of the monastery were observing a three-day fast, a little boy (Anonymous 253), who was also afflicted by a virulent plague, had a vision of the most blessed chiefs of the apostles.: Bede.HE  iv.14
 Wilfrid 2.healing: After being sick for four days and nights, Wilfrid 2 arose and sat up, as if he were awaking from a deep sleep. Then he asked to see the priest Acca 3.: Bede.HE  v.19
 Wilfrid 2.vision at Meaux of St Michael: Wilfrid 2 fell ill while travelling and had a vision of St Michael, which he recounted to Acca 3.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  56
Invitation (1)
 Acca 3.invitation of Maban 1: Acca 3 invited a famous singer (Maban 1) to teach him and his people. He kept him for twelve years teaching them such church music as they did not know, while the music which they once knew was restored to its original form.: Bede.HE  v.20
Journey (3)
 Acca 3-Wilfrid 2.journey to Rome: On their way to Rome, Acca 3 and Wilfrid 2 stayed with Willibrord 1.: Bede.HE  iii.13
 Acca 3.journey to Rome: Acca 3 travelled to Rome with bishop Wilfrid 2. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  36
 Wilfrid 2.recounting of his life to Tatberht 2: Wilfrid 2 had told from memory the story of his life to Tatberht 2 one day when they were riding together on a journey.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  65
Life - orally recounted (1)
 Wilfrid 2.recounting of his life to Tatberht 2: Wilfrid 2 had told from memory the story of his life to Tatberht 2 one day when they were riding together on a journey.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  65
Miracle (1)
 Aldred 1.attempt to steal relics of Acca 3: A brother of the church of Hexham by the name of Aldred 1 related that when he was an adolescent and was living in the house of his brother [Anonymous 10136], a priest, he was once asked by his brother to keep an eye on some relics of St Acca 3 which he had wrapped in a cloth and laid on the altar of St Michael in the southern porch of the church. Then it appeared to Aldred 1 that a certain church [presumably Durham] would be greatly enriched by these bones. So, after prostrating himself on the ground and praying the seven penitential psalms, he entered the porch with the intention of taking them away. Suddenly he felt heat as of fire which thrust him back in great trepidation. Thinking that he had approached with insufficient reverence and preparation, he again prostrated himself and poured forth still more ardent prayers to the Lord. But on approaching a second time he felt a still fiercer heat opposing him. Realizing that his intention was not in accordance with the will of God, he withdrew. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  37
Praying (1)
 Aldred 1.attempt to steal relics of Acca 3: A brother of the church of Hexham by the name of Aldred 1 related that when he was an adolescent and was living in the house of his brother [Anonymous 10136], a priest, he was once asked by his brother to keep an eye on some relics of St Acca 3 which he had wrapped in a cloth and laid on the altar of St Michael in the southern porch of the church. Then it appeared to Aldred 1 that a certain church [presumably Durham] would be greatly enriched by these bones. So, after prostrating himself on the ground and praying the seven penitential psalms, he entered the porch with the intention of taking them away. Suddenly he felt heat as of fire which thrust him back in great trepidation. Thinking that he had approached with insufficient reverence and preparation, he again prostrated himself and poured forth still more ardent prayers to the Lord. But on approaching a second time he felt a still fiercer heat opposing him. Realizing that his intention was not in accordance with the will of God, he withdrew. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  37
Relics-collecting/depositing/granting (1)
 Acca 3.church-construction: Acca 3 enriched the fabric of the church with all kinds of decoration and works of art. He gathered relics of the apostles and martyrs to put up altars for their veneration.: Bede.HE  v.20
Relics-incorrupt preservation/placing in reliquary/requesting/translating (1)
 Aldred 1.attempt to steal relics of Acca 3: A brother of the church of Hexham by the name of Aldred 1 related that when he was an adolescent and was living in the house of his brother [Anonymous 10136], a priest, he was once asked by his brother to keep an eye on some relics of St Acca 3 which he had wrapped in a cloth and laid on the altar of St Michael in the southern porch of the church. Then it appeared to Aldred 1 that a certain church [presumably Durham] would be greatly enriched by these bones. So, after prostrating himself on the ground and praying the seven penitential psalms, he entered the porch with the intention of taking them away. Suddenly he felt heat as of fire which thrust him back in great trepidation. Thinking that he had approached with insufficient reverence and preparation, he again prostrated himself and poured forth still more ardent prayers to the Lord. But on approaching a second time he felt a still fiercer heat opposing him. Realizing that his intention was not in accordance with the will of God, he withdrew. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  37
Reporting (1)
 Oswald 1.post-mortem healing of Irish scholar: Acca 3 told Bede 1 of an Irish scholar (Anonymous 231) who was careless about his salvation. When he fell victim of a plague, he sent for Acca 3 and promised to correct his vicious ways, if he was granted any further term of life. He asked Acca 3 for some relics of Oswald 1.: Bede.HE  iii.13
Request (9)
 Acca 3 and Anonymi 428.request to Bede 1 to do a commentary on the Gospel of Mark: Acca 3 and numerous brothers (Anonymi 428) had urged Bede 1 to do a commentary on the Gospel of Mark.: Bede.CommMc  Pref.39-41
 Acca 3.frequent exhortation to Bede 1: Acca 3 had made a frequent request to Bede 1 [to provide a commentary on 1 Samuel].: Bede.CommSm  Prol.34-6
 Acca 3.renewed request to Bede 1 to write a commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Acca 3 responded to Bede 1's objections against writing a commentary on Luke and renewed his request.: Acca.Ep  19-78
 Acca 3.request to Bede 1 to compile a commentary on the book of Genesis: Acca 3 had asked Bede 1 to compile a commentary on Genesis.: Bede.CommGn  Praef.18-24
 Acca 3.request to Bede 1 to compose a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles: Acca 3 had asked Bede 1 to compose a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles.: Bede.RetractAct  Prol.9-11
 Acca 3.request to Bede 1 to write a commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Acca 3 had often suggested to Bede 1 to write a commentary on the Gospel of Luke.: Acca.Ep  1-18
 Bede 1.invocation of a blessing for Acca 3 and request for prayers: Bede 1 invoked a blessing for Acca 3 and requested prayers for himself.: Bede.VersDieIud  156-7, 159-63
 Bede 1.request to Acca 3 to say farewell to the brothers (Anonymi 427): Bede 1 asked Acca 3 to say farewell to the brothers (Anonymi 427).: Bede.VersDieIud  161
 Oswald 1.post-mortem healing of Irish scholar: Acca 3 told Bede 1 of an Irish scholar (Anonymous 231) who was careless about his salvation. When he fell victim of a plague, he sent for Acca 3 and promised to correct his vicious ways, if he was granted any further term of life. He asked Acca 3 for some relics of Oswald 1.: Bede.HE  iii.13
Residence (3)
 Acca 3-Wilfrid 2.journey to Rome: On their way to Rome, Acca 3 and Wilfrid 2 stayed with Willibrord 1.: Bede.HE  iii.13
 Acca 3.educated by Bosa 1: From his childhood Acca 3 was nurtured and educated in the curia of Bosa 1, bishop of York.: NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  36
 Aldred 1.attempt to steal relics of Acca 3: A brother of the church of Hexham by the name of Aldred 1 related that when he was an adolescent and was living in the house of his brother [Anonymous 10136], a priest, he was once asked by his brother to keep an eye on some relics of St Acca 3 which he had wrapped in a cloth and laid on the altar of St Michael in the southern porch of the church. Then it appeared to Aldred 1 that a certain church [presumably Durham] would be greatly enriched by these bones. So, after prostrating himself on the ground and praying the seven penitential psalms, he entered the porch with the intention of taking them away. Suddenly he felt heat as of fire which thrust him back in great trepidation. Thinking that he had approached with insufficient reverence and preparation, he again prostrated himself and poured forth still more ardent prayers to the Lord. But on approaching a second time he felt a still fiercer heat opposing him. Realizing that his intention was not in accordance with the will of God, he withdrew. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  37
Restoration of land/property (1)
 Acca 3.invitation of Maban 1: Acca 3 invited a famous singer (Maban 1) to teach him and his people. He kept him for twelve years teaching them such church music as they did not know, while the music which they once knew was restored to its original form.: Bede.HE  v.20
Singing/song-composition (1)
 Acca 3.invitation of Maban 1: Acca 3 invited a famous singer (Maban 1) to teach him and his people. He kept him for twelve years teaching them such church music as they did not know, while the music which they once knew was restored to its original form.: Bede.HE  v.20
Theft/attempted theft (1)
 Aldred 1.attempt to steal relics of Acca 3: A brother of the church of Hexham by the name of Aldred 1 related that when he was an adolescent and was living in the house of his brother [Anonymous 10136], a priest, he was once asked by his brother to keep an eye on some relics of St Acca 3 which he had wrapped in a cloth and laid on the altar of St Michael in the southern porch of the church. Then it appeared to Aldred 1 that a certain church [presumably Durham] would be greatly enriched by these bones. So, after prostrating himself on the ground and praying the seven penitential psalms, he entered the porch with the intention of taking them away. Suddenly he felt heat as of fire which thrust him back in great trepidation. Thinking that he had approached with insufficient reverence and preparation, he again prostrated himself and poured forth still more ardent prayers to the Lord. But on approaching a second time he felt a still fiercer heat opposing him. Realizing that his intention was not in accordance with the will of God, he withdrew. : NorthernAnnals.FirstSet  37
Factoids linked indirectly to Acca 3 (5)
Authorship (1)
Bede 1:  Author of a prefatory letter to the Gospel of Mark addressed to Acca 3 (Letter): Bede.CommMc  Praef.Incip.
Office (1)
Bishop of Acca 3 (1)
 Wilfrid 2: Bede.HE  iii.13
Occupation (1)
Brother of Acca 3 (1)
 Anonymi 427: Bede.VersDieIud  161
Status (2)
Apostle of Acca 3 (1)
 Gregory 1: Bede.CommLc  Prol.100
Slave of Acca 3 (1)
 Bede 1: Bede.EpAccMansFilIsr  col. 699A