Event: Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishopAugustine 1.consecration of Laurence 2
||Augustine 1 consecrated Laurence 2 during his lifetime lest, when he was dead, the church might begin to falter if deprived of its shepherd even for an hour.
*Bede 1 explains this exception to canon law: no successor to a bishopric should be elected during the reign of his predecessor. The rule was broken when there was a good reason. See @Colgrave & Mynors, pp. 144-5, n. 2.
*Bede also provides a comparison between Augustine 1 and St Peter.
Persons associated with this Event:
(Archbishop of Canterbury, 597-604x609; apostle of the English)
(Archbishop of Canterbury, 604x609-619)