Chad 1 (Male) Bishop of Mercia and Lindsey at Lichfield and saint, 669??672; abbot of Lastingham
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Factoid List

Recorded Name (15)
... Ceadda (2)
 Bede.HE  Preface
 Bede.HE  iv.2
... Ceaddan (1)
 Bede.HE  iii.24
Caedda (1)
 Willibrord.Cal  5
Ceadda (9)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  Cap14
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  15
 Bede.HE  iii.23
 Bede.HE  iii.28
 Bede.HE  iv.3
 S66   
 ASC  664 ACEG, <664> B
 RestingPlaces  II.6a
Ceadde (1)
 OEMart  239
Tedda (1)
 Anon.EpisList3   
Personal Information (12)
ethnicity (1)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 (he came from Ireland)
intellectual (1)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 (an admirable teacher)
moral (3)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  15 (performed blessedly many good deeds)
 Bede.HE  Preface (devoted)
 Bede.HE  iv.3 (In addition to all his merits of temperance, humility, zeal in teaching, prayers and voluntary poverty and other virtues too, he was greatly filled with the fear of the Lord)
religion (2)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 (a most religious servant of God)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  15 (a true servant of God and very gentle)
saintly status (4)
 Bede.HE  iii.28 (holy man, modest in his ways)
 Bede.HE  iv.3 (saint)
 Willibrord.Cal  5 (2 March: of Bishop Cedd)
 RestingPlaces  II.6a (saint)
stated health (1)
 Bede.HE  iv.3 (He was afflicted with bodily weakness for seven days before dying)
Education (1)
 learned in the scriptures: Bede.HE  iii.28
Office (32)
Abbot (2)
 Bede.HE  iii.23
 Bede.HE  iii.28
Archbishop (2)
 Anon.EpisList1    (archbishop of the church of York)
 Anon.EpisList2    (bishop of the church of York)
Bishop (25)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  14 (Bishop of the city of York)
 Stephen.VitWilfridi  15
 Bede.HE  iii.24
 Bede.HE  iii.28
 Bede.HE  iv.2
 Bede.HE  iv.3
 Bede.HE  iv.3
 Bede.HE  iv.3
 Bede.HE  iv.3
 Bede.HE  v.19
 Bede.HE  v.24 (bishop of the Northumbrians)
 S66    (bishop of Lichfield)
 OEMart  239 (Bishop among the East Saxons)
 Anon.EpisList1    (bishop of the province of the Mercians and of Lindsey and of the Middle Angles)
 Anon.EpisList2    (bishop of the province of the Mercians and of Lindsey and of the Middle Angles)
 Anon.EpisList3    (bishop of the province Mercians)
 Anon.EpisList3    (bishop of the church of York)
 Anon.EpisList4    (bishop of York)
 Anon.EpisList4    (bishop of the Mercians)
 Willibrord.Cal  5
 Anon.LiberEliensis  I.8 (bishop of the Mercians)
 Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7 (bishop of the Mercians)
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.3
 WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.8
 Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  3
Priest (3)
 Bede.HE  Preface
 Bede.HE  iii.23
 Bede.HE  iii.28
Occupation (1)
Monk (1)
 Bede.HE  iv.3
Personal Relationship (6)
Chad 1 Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (3)
 of Cedd 1: Bede.HE  iii.23
 of Cedd 1: Bede.HE  iii.28
 of Cedd 1: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  ii.73.8
~ Brother (Consanguineal kinship) of Chad 1 (1)
 Cedd 1: of Chad 1: OEMart  239
Chad 1 Disciple (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Aidan 1: Bede.HE  iii.28
~ Friend (General relationship) of Chad 1 (1)
 Owine 1: of Chad 1: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.8
Event (39)
Advice/counsel (2)
 Chad 1.consecration as bishop: King Oswiu 1 consented to another's taking Wilfrid 2's see in an irregular manner, being instructed by quartodecimans (Anonymi 316), who consecrated Chad 1 uncanonically to the see of York.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  14
 Swithhelm 1.baptism at the court of ∆thelwald 5: The king of the East Saxons, Swithhelm 1, often came to visit King ∆thelwald 5, because of their common interests and so, when this happened, ∆thelwald 5 exhorted him with friendly and, so to speak, brotherly advice to abandon the vanity of idols for belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With the support of his friends, Swithhelm 1 became a believer and was baptised by Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, who at that time had arrived in the province of the East Angles. The King of these East Angles ... received Swithhelm 1 from the water of baptism.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7
Appointment - ecclesiastical (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (11)
 Chad 1-Wilfrid 2.ordination: Chad 1 and Wilfrid 2 were consecrated.: ASC  664 ACEG, <664> G
 Chad 1.consecration as bishop: King Oswiu 1 consented to another's taking Wilfrid 2's see in an irregular manner, being instructed by quartodecimans (Anonymi 316), who consecrated Chad 1 uncanonically to the see of York.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  14
 Chad 1.episcopal consecration: Chad 1 was consecrated to the bishopric of York at the command of Oswiu 1.: Bede.HE  v.19
 Chad 1.episcopal installation at Lichfield: After being deposed from York, Chad 1 was ordained through all the ecclesiastical degrees as bishop of Lichfield.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  15
 Cuthbert 1.made bishop: During the reign of Ecgfrith 4, Archbishop Theodore 1 of York and all the people, be common counsel and with one accord, acclaimed St Cuthbert 1 to be bishop of Hexham. He, however, resisted this in every way, asserting himself to be a sinner and unworthy of the bishopric, confining himself most strictly on his island. Then King Ecgfrith 4 and Archbishop Theodore 1 and the whole people gathered in a synod decreed by common counsel that, whether he wished it or not, they would take him from the island and install him in the bishopric. And so it was done. Seized indeed by the people, he was taken to the vill which is called Alne, near the city of York. Having there accepted an oath of fealty from all, he was ordained by Archbishop Theodore 1. There were seven bishops at his ordination: Chad 1 and Cedd 1 and four (sic) other holy bishops. The same day Eata 2, bishop of Lindisfarne, and St Cuthbert 1, in common counsel with King Ecgfrith 4 and the archbishop and those seven bishops and all the magnates, exchanged their sees. Thus Eata 2 sat at Hexham and saintly Cuthbert 1, on account of his previous monastic life there, obtained the bishop's seat at Lindisfarne.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  3
 Theodore 1.episcopal installation of Wilfrid 2 at York: Theodore 1 came from Kent and demanded that Chad 1 be deposed. He installed Wilfrid 2 as bishop in York. : Stephen.VitWilfridi  15
 Theodore 1.exercise of power: [Theodore 1], as Bede 1 tells us, was sent by the pope, and was the first of all the bishops at Canterbury who exercised episcopal power over all Britain. For example, he removed and installed bishops on both sides of the Humber as he pleased. At York itself, according to Bede 1, he consecrated the bishops of other cities, and as we read in the Life of St Wilfrid 2, he drove out, for good reason or by brute force, Chad 1 and Wilfrid 2 himself, bishops of the place.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.3
 Theodore 1.second consecration of Chad 1: Theodore 1 made it clear to Chad 1 that his consecration had not been regular.: Bede.HE  iv.2
 Wilfrid 2.elevation to the see of York: Wilfrid 2 was chosen to fill the see of York, and sent by King Aldfrith 1 [more likely by Ealhfrith 1], son of King Oswiu 1, to Gaul for consecration. While he dallied overseas, King Oswiu 1 foisted Chad 1 on the throne of York. Chad 1 was very holy, but his election was illegal. The wrong was set right when Theodore 1 was sent from the papal see to be archbishop of Canterbury: Chad 1 was removed, and Wilfrid 2 put on the throne.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.2
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
 [Theodore 1].despatch of Chad 1 from Lastingham to be a bishop: The archbishop (Theodore 1) sent Chad 1 from the mynster at Lastingham to the Mercians, Middle Angles and those in Lindsey (Anonymi 1290) as bishop.: OEMart  27 (669)
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of priest (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Assembly (1)
 Owine 1-Chad 1.miracle of singing descending from sky: One day, when Chad 1 was alone in his oratory, Owine 1 heard the sound of joyful singing descending from the sky and reaching the roof of the oratory. After half an hour, he heard the same song ascending to the sky. The bishop then called Owine 1 and asked him to gather the brethren who had gone to the church. Chad 1 urged them to live virtuously in love and peace with each other and follow the Rule. Then he added that the day of his death was close.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Baptism (1)
 Swithhelm 1.baptism at the court of ∆thelwald 5: The king of the East Saxons, Swithhelm 1, often came to visit King ∆thelwald 5, because of their common interests and so, when this happened, ∆thelwald 5 exhorted him with friendly and, so to speak, brotherly advice to abandon the vanity of idols for belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With the support of his friends, Swithhelm 1 became a believer and was baptised by Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, who at that time had arrived in the province of the East Angles. The King of these East Angles ... received Swithhelm 1 from the water of baptism.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7
Book circulating/making/reading/translating/writing (1)
 Bede 1.writing of life and miracles of Chad 1: Bede 1 wrote about the miracles and life of Chad 1 in the books of the English.: OEMart  27
Building construction/restoration (1)
 Chad 1.dwelling-place-construction: Chad 1 built himself a dwelling-place in which he could read and pray privately with a few other brothers.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Burial (4)
 Chad 1-Cedd 1-Headda 13.burial: St Chad 1, St Cedd 1 and St Headda 13 are buried in the monastery at Lichfield near river Tame.: RestingPlaces  II.6a
 Chad 1.burial: Chad 1 was first buried close to the church of St Mary.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Chad 1.burial at Lichfield: The body of the bishop [sc. Chad 1] rested at Lichfield in the minster.: OEMart  27
 Chad 1.death: He died because of a plague and was buried in Lichfield.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Charter-witnessing (1)
 S66 - Ecgfrith 4 granting land to Cuthbert 1: Ecgfrith 4, king of Northumbria, to Cuthbert 1; grant of land at Crayke, Yorks. N.R., and at Lugubalia (Carlisle): S66    (685)
Church-going (2)
 Chad 1.prayer during storms: If there were a violent storm of wind and rain, Chad 1 would enter the church and earnestly devote himself to prayer.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Owine 1-Chad 1.miracle of singing descending from sky: One day, when Chad 1 was alone in his oratory, Owine 1 heard the sound of joyful singing descending from the sky and reaching the roof of the oratory. After half an hour, he heard the same song ascending to the sky. The bishop then called Owine 1 and asked him to gather the brethren who had gone to the church. Chad 1 urged them to live virtuously in love and peace with each other and follow the Rule. Then he added that the day of his death was close.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (2)
 Cedd 1-Chad 1.foundation of Lastingham: Cedd 1 and Chad 1 founded the monastery at Lastingahm: Bede.HE  Preface
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Commemoration of saint/calendar-entering (1)
 Chad 1.commemoration on 2 March: Calendar-commemoration of Bishop Chad 1: Willibrord.Cal  5
Commemoration of the dead (1)
 Chad 1.commemoration on 2 March: Calendar-commemoration of Bishop Chad 1: Willibrord.Cal  5
Conversation (1)
 Hygebald 2.visit to Ecgberht 6: While Hygebald 2 was visiting, he and Ecgberht 6 started talking about the lives of the early fathers. Mention was made of Chad 1 and Ecgberht 6 told Hygebald 2 of a man who had had a vision of Cedd 1 taking Chad 1's soul to heaven.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Conversion (3)
 Cedd 1-Chad 1.conversion of Mercia: Through the ministry of Cedd 1 and Chad 1, the kingdom of Mercia achieved the faith of Christ which it had never known.: Bede.HE  Preface
 Cedd 1-Chad 1.second conversion of Essex: Through the ministry of Cedd 1 and Chad 1 the kingdom of Essex recovered the faith which it had formerly rejected.: Bede.HE  Preface
 Swithhelm 1.baptism at the court of ∆thelwald 5: The king of the East Saxons, Swithhelm 1, often came to visit King ∆thelwald 5, because of their common interests and so, when this happened, ∆thelwald 5 exhorted him with friendly and, so to speak, brotherly advice to abandon the vanity of idols for belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With the support of his friends, Swithhelm 1 became a believer and was baptised by Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, who at that time had arrived in the province of the East Angles. The King of these East Angles ... received Swithhelm 1 from the water of baptism.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7
Council-meeting, ecclesiastical (1)
 Cuthbert 1.made bishop: During the reign of Ecgfrith 4, Archbishop Theodore 1 of York and all the people, be common counsel and with one accord, acclaimed St Cuthbert 1 to be bishop of Hexham. He, however, resisted this in every way, asserting himself to be a sinner and unworthy of the bishopric, confining himself most strictly on his island. Then King Ecgfrith 4 and Archbishop Theodore 1 and the whole people gathered in a synod decreed by common counsel that, whether he wished it or not, they would take him from the island and install him in the bishopric. And so it was done. Seized indeed by the people, he was taken to the vill which is called Alne, near the city of York. Having there accepted an oath of fealty from all, he was ordained by Archbishop Theodore 1. There were seven bishops at his ordination: Chad 1 and Cedd 1 and four (sic) other holy bishops. The same day Eata 2, bishop of Lindisfarne, and St Cuthbert 1, in common counsel with King Ecgfrith 4 and the archbishop and those seven bishops and all the magnates, exchanged their sees. Thus Eata 2 sat at Hexham and saintly Cuthbert 1, on account of his previous monastic life there, obtained the bishop's seat at Lindisfarne.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  3
Death/dying (4)
 Chad 1.death: He died because of a plague and was buried in Lichfield.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Chad 1.episcopal consecration: Oswiu 1 sent Chad 1 to Kent to be consecrated bishop of York. But when they arrived there they found that Deusdedit 1 had died and no one else had been consecrated archbishop. Thus, they went to the kingdom of the West Saxons where Wine 1 consecrated Chad 1.: Bede.HE  iii.28, v.24 (664)
 Owine 1.entering Chad 1's monastery and having a vision: Owine 1 approached the monastery of Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, clothed solely in a habit, and with a hatchet and an adze in his hand, and made it clear that he was not entering the monastery for an easy life, as some do. There, on the strength of the reverence of his devotion, he was accepted among the brothers and became a great friend of the saintly bishop, and heard above him the arrival of the heavenly host before Chad 1ís death.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.8
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Deposition of archbishop (1)
 Wilfrid 2.elevation to the see of York: Wilfrid 2 was chosen to fill the see of York, and sent by King Aldfrith 1 [more likely by Ealhfrith 1], son of King Oswiu 1, to Gaul for consecration. While he dallied overseas, King Oswiu 1 foisted Chad 1 on the throne of York. Chad 1 was very holy, but his election was illegal. The wrong was set right when Theodore 1 was sent from the papal see to be archbishop of Canterbury: Chad 1 was removed, and Wilfrid 2 put on the throne.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.2
Deposition of bishop (3)
 Chad 1.episcopal installation at Lichfield: After being deposed from York, Chad 1 was ordained through all the ecclesiastical degrees as bishop of Lichfield.: Stephen.VitWilfridi  15
 Theodore 1.episcopal installation of Wilfrid 2 at York: Theodore 1 came from Kent and demanded that Chad 1 be deposed. He installed Wilfrid 2 as bishop in York. : Stephen.VitWilfridi  15
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Dreaming/seeing vision/revelation (6)
 Ecgberht 2.report of his vision of soul of Cedd 1 leading Chad 1ís soul to heaven: Ecgberht 2 reported to Hygebald 2 his vision of the soul of Chad 1 being led to heaven by the soul of his brother [sc. Cedd 1] with a band of angels.: OEMart  27
 Ecgberht 2.vision of soul of Cedd 1 leading soul of Chad 1 to heaven: Ecgberht 2 saw the soul of Cedd 1 with a band of angels leading the soul of his brother [sc. Chad 1] to heaven.: OEMart  27
 Hygebald 2.visit to Ecgberht 6: While Hygebald 2 was visiting, he and Ecgberht 6 started talking about the lives of the early fathers. Mention was made of Chad 1 and Ecgberht 6 told Hygebald 2 of a man who had had a vision of Cedd 1 taking Chad 1's soul to heaven.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Owine 1.entering Chad 1's monastery and having a vision: Owine 1 approached the monastery of Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, clothed solely in a habit, and with a hatchet and an adze in his hand, and made it clear that he was not entering the monastery for an easy life, as some do. There, on the strength of the reverence of his devotion, he was accepted among the brothers and became a great friend of the saintly bishop, and heard above him the arrival of the heavenly host before Chad 1ís death.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.8
 Owine 1.vision of the leading of Chad 1 to heaven by singing angels: Owine 1 heard the joyful song of the angels who openly led Chad 1 to heaven.: OEMart  27
 [Ecgberht 2].vision of soul of Cedd 1 being led to heaven: A holy man (Ecgberht 2) saw Ceadwalla (Cedd 1) lead the soul of Chad 1 with the angels to heaven.: OEMart  239
Election of bishop (1)
 Cuthbert 1.made bishop: During the reign of Ecgfrith 4, Archbishop Theodore 1 of York and all the people, be common counsel and with one accord, acclaimed St Cuthbert 1 to be bishop of Hexham. He, however, resisted this in every way, asserting himself to be a sinner and unworthy of the bishopric, confining himself most strictly on his island. Then King Ecgfrith 4 and Archbishop Theodore 1 and the whole people gathered in a synod decreed by common counsel that, whether he wished it or not, they would take him from the island and install him in the bishopric. And so it was done. Seized indeed by the people, he was taken to the vill which is called Alne, near the city of York. Having there accepted an oath of fealty from all, he was ordained by Archbishop Theodore 1. There were seven bishops at his ordination: Chad 1 and Cedd 1 and four (sic) other holy bishops. The same day Eata 2, bishop of Lindisfarne, and St Cuthbert 1, in common counsel with King Ecgfrith 4 and the archbishop and those seven bishops and all the magnates, exchanged their sees. Thus Eata 2 sat at Hexham and saintly Cuthbert 1, on account of his previous monastic life there, obtained the bishop's seat at Lindisfarne.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  3
Expulsion (1)
 Theodore 1.exercise of power: [Theodore 1], as Bede 1 tells us, was sent by the pope, and was the first of all the bishops at Canterbury who exercised episcopal power over all Britain. For example, he removed and installed bishops on both sides of the Humber as he pleased. At York itself, according to Bede 1, he consecrated the bishops of other cities, and as we read in the Life of St Wilfrid 2, he drove out, for good reason or by brute force, Chad 1 and Wilfrid 2 himself, bishops of the place.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.3
Friendship-making (2)
 Owine 1.entering Chad 1's monastery and having a vision: Owine 1 approached the monastery of Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, clothed solely in a habit, and with a hatchet and an adze in his hand, and made it clear that he was not entering the monastery for an easy life, as some do. There, on the strength of the reverence of his devotion, he was accepted among the brothers and became a great friend of the saintly bishop, and heard above him the arrival of the heavenly host before Chad 1ís death.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.8
 Swithhelm 1.baptism at the court of ∆thelwald 5: The king of the East Saxons, Swithhelm 1, often came to visit King ∆thelwald 5, because of their common interests and so, when this happened, ∆thelwald 5 exhorted him with friendly and, so to speak, brotherly advice to abandon the vanity of idols for belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With the support of his friends, Swithhelm 1 became a believer and was baptised by Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, who at that time had arrived in the province of the East Angles. The King of these East Angles ... received Swithhelm 1 from the water of baptism.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7
Godparenting (1)
 Swithhelm 1.baptism at the court of ∆thelwald 5: The king of the East Saxons, Swithhelm 1, often came to visit King ∆thelwald 5, because of their common interests and so, when this happened, ∆thelwald 5 exhorted him with friendly and, so to speak, brotherly advice to abandon the vanity of idols for belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With the support of his friends, Swithhelm 1 became a believer and was baptised by Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, who at that time had arrived in the province of the East Angles. The King of these East Angles ... received Swithhelm 1 from the water of baptism.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7
Grant and Gift (3)
 S66 - Ecgfrith 4 granting land to Cuthbert 1: Ecgfrith 4, king of Northumbria, to Cuthbert 1; grant of land at Crayke, Yorks. N.R., and at Lugubalia (Carlisle): S66    (685)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
 Wulfhere 1.granting land to Chad 1: 50 hides of land to build a monastery: Bede.HE  iv.3
Healing (1)
 Chad 1.post-mortem healing of madman: A madman (Anonymous 244), who had been wondering from one place to another, came to Chad 1's burial unregarded by the guardians of the church, and spent the whole night there. The next morning he was healed.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Horse-using/giving/acquisition/riding (1)
 Theodore 1.ordering Chad 1 to ride: Theodore 1 ordered Chad 1 to ride whenever he was faced with too long a journey.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Illness/demonic seizure/madness (1)
 Chad 1.post-mortem healing of madman: A madman (Anonymous 244), who had been wondering from one place to another, came to Chad 1's burial unregarded by the guardians of the church, and spent the whole night there. The next morning he was healed.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Miracle (1)
 Owine 1-Chad 1.miracle of singing descending from sky: One day, when Chad 1 was alone in his oratory, Owine 1 heard the sound of joyful singing descending from the sky and reaching the roof of the oratory. After half an hour, he heard the same song ascending to the sky. The bishop then called Owine 1 and asked him to gather the brethren who had gone to the church. Chad 1 urged them to live virtuously in love and peace with each other and follow the Rule. Then he added that the day of his death was close.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Mission/mission-sending (1)
 Theodore 1.exercise of power: [Theodore 1], as Bede 1 tells us, was sent by the pope, and was the first of all the bishops at Canterbury who exercised episcopal power over all Britain. For example, he removed and installed bishops on both sides of the Humber as he pleased. At York itself, according to Bede 1, he consecrated the bishops of other cities, and as we read in the Life of St Wilfrid 2, he drove out, for good reason or by brute force, Chad 1 and Wilfrid 2 himself, bishops of the place.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  i.1.3
Monastic life, converting to/joining/oblation (2)
 Chad 1-Ecgberht 6.monastic life: Chad 1 and Ecgberht 6 lived their monastic life in Ireland together.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Owine 1.entering Chad 1's monastery and having a vision: Owine 1 approached the monastery of Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, clothed solely in a habit, and with a hatchet and an adze in his hand, and made it clear that he was not entering the monastery for an easy life, as some do. There, on the strength of the reverence of his devotion, he was accepted among the brothers and became a great friend of the saintly bishop, and heard above him the arrival of the heavenly host before Chad 1ís death.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.8
Oath-swearing/fealty (1)
 Cuthbert 1.made bishop: During the reign of Ecgfrith 4, Archbishop Theodore 1 of York and all the people, be common counsel and with one accord, acclaimed St Cuthbert 1 to be bishop of Hexham. He, however, resisted this in every way, asserting himself to be a sinner and unworthy of the bishopric, confining himself most strictly on his island. Then King Ecgfrith 4 and Archbishop Theodore 1 and the whole people gathered in a synod decreed by common counsel that, whether he wished it or not, they would take him from the island and install him in the bishopric. And so it was done. Seized indeed by the people, he was taken to the vill which is called Alne, near the city of York. Having there accepted an oath of fealty from all, he was ordained by Archbishop Theodore 1. There were seven bishops at his ordination: Chad 1 and Cedd 1 and four (sic) other holy bishops. The same day Eata 2, bishop of Lindisfarne, and St Cuthbert 1, in common counsel with King Ecgfrith 4 and the archbishop and those seven bishops and all the magnates, exchanged their sees. Thus Eata 2 sat at Hexham and saintly Cuthbert 1, on account of his previous monastic life there, obtained the bishop's seat at Lindisfarne.: Symeonof Durham.HistoriadeSanctoCuthberto  3
Ordering (2)
 Theodore 1.episcopal installation of Wilfrid 2 at York: Theodore 1 came from Kent and demanded that Chad 1 be deposed. He installed Wilfrid 2 as bishop in York. : Stephen.VitWilfridi  15
 Theodore 1.ordering Chad 1 to ride: Theodore 1 ordered Chad 1 to ride whenever he was faced with too long a journey.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Pagan practice (1)
 Swithhelm 1.baptism at the court of ∆thelwald 5: The king of the East Saxons, Swithhelm 1, often came to visit King ∆thelwald 5, because of their common interests and so, when this happened, ∆thelwald 5 exhorted him with friendly and, so to speak, brotherly advice to abandon the vanity of idols for belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With the support of his friends, Swithhelm 1 became a believer and was baptised by Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, who at that time had arrived in the province of the East Angles. The King of these East Angles ... received Swithhelm 1 from the water of baptism.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7
Pastoral activities/preaching (3)
 Cedd 1-Chad 1.conversion of Mercia: Through the ministry of Cedd 1 and Chad 1, the kingdom of Mercia achieved the faith of Christ which it had never known.: Bede.HE  Preface
 Cedd 1-Chad 1.second conversion of Essex: Through the ministry of Cedd 1 and Chad 1 the kingdom of Essex recovered the faith which it had formerly rejected.: Bede.HE  Preface
 Chad 1.pastoral duties: Chad 1 visited cities and country districts, towns, houses and strongholds, preaching the gospels.: Bede.HE  iii.28
Praying (1)
 Chad 1.prayer during storms: If there were a violent storm of wind and rain, Chad 1 would enter the church and earnestly devote himself to prayer.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Prophecy (1)
 Owine 1-Chad 1.miracle of singing descending from sky: One day, when Chad 1 was alone in his oratory, Owine 1 heard the sound of joyful singing descending from the sky and reaching the roof of the oratory. After half an hour, he heard the same song ascending to the sky. The bishop then called Owine 1 and asked him to gather the brethren who had gone to the church. Chad 1 urged them to live virtuously in love and peace with each other and follow the Rule. Then he added that the day of his death was close.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Relics-incorrupt preservation/placing in reliquary/requesting/translating (1)
 Chad 1.translation: Chad 1's bones were translated to the church of St Peter.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Religious practice (2)
 Chad 1-Ecgberht 6.monastic life: Chad 1 and Ecgberht 6 lived their monastic life in Ireland together.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Chad 1.dwelling-place-construction: Chad 1 built himself a dwelling-place in which he could read and pray privately with a few other brothers.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Reporting (2)
 Ecgberht 2.report of his vision of soul of Cedd 1 leading Chad 1ís soul to heaven: Ecgberht 2 reported to Hygebald 2 his vision of the soul of Chad 1 being led to heaven by the soul of his brother [sc. Cedd 1] with a band of angels.: OEMart  27
 Hygebald 2.visit to Ecgberht 6: While Hygebald 2 was visiting, he and Ecgberht 6 started talking about the lives of the early fathers. Mention was made of Chad 1 and Ecgberht 6 told Hygebald 2 of a man who had had a vision of Cedd 1 taking Chad 1's soul to heaven.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Request (2)
 Owine 1-Chad 1.miracle of singing descending from sky: One day, when Chad 1 was alone in his oratory, Owine 1 heard the sound of joyful singing descending from the sky and reaching the roof of the oratory. After half an hour, he heard the same song ascending to the sky. The bishop then called Owine 1 and asked him to gather the brethren who had gone to the church. Chad 1 urged them to live virtuously in love and peace with each other and follow the Rule. Then he added that the day of his death was close.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Wulfhere 1.asking Oswiu 1 for Bishop Chad 1: Wulfhere 1 asked Oswiu 1 to give the Mercians Chad 1.: Bede.HE  iv.3
Restoration to bishopric (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Retirement (1)
 Wilfrid 2.episcopal consecration: When Wilfrid 2 discovered that Chad 1 had been appointed to his see, her retired to Ripon for three years, acting as a priest. He was often called in by Wulfhere 1 king of the Mercians, who gave him a site called Lichfield on which to build a cathedral or a monastery. He was honoured with equal generosity by Ecgberht 3 king of Kent; and when Ecgberht 3 summoned him there Wilfrid 2 advanced many of his subjects up the grades of church preferment. One was Putta 1, whom he made a priest (later Theodore 1 promoted him to be bishop of Rochester). When Theodore 1 arrived to England, he saw that the canons had been flouted, and he degraded Chad 1, whose long-suffering touched Wilfrid 2's heard; by his help, Chad 1 was advanced for a second time though all the degrees and installed as bishop of Lichfield. At York Wilfrid 2 repaired and rebuilt a church built long ago by King Edwin 2; he also had a church built in Ripon. To its consecration were invited the brother kings Ecgfrith 4 and ∆lfwine 4. For their father Oswiu 1 had died meanwhile, and it was they who endowed the place with vast estates.: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iii.100.19-23
Visit (2)
 Hygebald 2.visit to Ecgberht 6: While Hygebald 2 was visiting, he and Ecgberht 6 started talking about the lives of the early fathers. Mention was made of Chad 1 and Ecgberht 6 told Hygebald 2 of a man who had had a vision of Cedd 1 taking Chad 1's soul to heaven.: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Swithhelm 1.baptism at the court of ∆thelwald 5: The king of the East Saxons, Swithhelm 1, often came to visit King ∆thelwald 5, because of their common interests and so, when this happened, ∆thelwald 5 exhorted him with friendly and, so to speak, brotherly advice to abandon the vanity of idols for belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With the support of his friends, Swithhelm 1 became a believer and was baptised by Chad 1, bishop of the Mercians, who at that time had arrived in the province of the East Angles. The King of these East Angles ... received Swithhelm 1 from the water of baptism.: Anon.LiberEliensis  I.7
Factoids linked indirectly to Chad 1 (3)
Office (3)
Cleric of Chad 1 (1)
 Wynnfrith 1: Bede.HE  iv.3
Deacon of Chad 1 (2)
 Wynnfrith 1: Bede.HE  iv.3
 Wynnfrith 1: WilliamofMalmesbury.GestaPontificumAnglorum  iv.172.2