Event: Council-meeting, ecclesiastical, Easter-observance, TonsuringOswiu 1-others.council of Whitby
||When the question of Easter, and of the tonsure and other ecclesiastical matters were raised, it was decided to hold a council to settle the dispute.
||Council of Whitby (664)/
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|Date from Source
||In the twenty-second year of Oswiu 1's reign and after the Irish had held their episcopate in England for 30 years.
*The dispute was finally settled on the basis that St Peter's practice should be preferred to Columba 1's.
Persons associated with this Event:
(King of the Bernicians, 642-; of the Northumbrians, 651-675) : He first declared that it was fitting that those who served one God should observe one rule fo life.
(King and co-ruler with Oswiu 1 in Northumbria, fl. c.655-664)
(Bishop of Lindisfarne, 661-664; founder of Innisboffin) : He was with his Irish clergy. He was ordered to say first what were the customs which he followed. He declared that the practice he was taught by his superiors was said to be that followed by the evangelist John.
(Gallic-born bishop of the West Saxons, c.650-c.660; later bishop of Paris) : He was asked to speak after Colmán 1, but he preferred WIlfrid to speak in his place, as he could not talk the English language. After the settling of the dispute he returned home.
(Priest of Agilbert 1, fl. 664)
(Bishop of York and Saint, d.709) : He declared that the Easter observed by his party was that universally celebrated in Rome, and also in Italy, Gaul, Africa, Asia, Egypt, Greece and throughout the whole world. The only exceptions were the Britons and the Picts. He then proceeded to explain how the system originated.
(the Deacon) : He was on Agilbert 1's side
(Priest from Kent) : He was on Agilbert 1's side
(Saint; abbess of Whitby, 614-680) : He was on the Irish side
(Bishop of the East Saxons, d.664) : He acted as most careful interpreter for both parties. In the end he left the Irish practice, having accpeted the catholic method of keeping Easter.
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