Lucian of Beauvais

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Saint Lucian (Lucianus, Lucien) of Beauvais (died c. 290 AD) is a Christian martyr of the Catholic Church, called the "Apostle of Beauvais." He was killed in the 3rd century during the Diocletian persecution, although later traditions make him a martyr of the 1st century instead.wikipedia
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Odo I of Beauvais

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Odo, bishop of Beauvais during the 9th century, was actually the first writer to designate Lucian as the first bishop of Beauvais.
He also wrote a passion of Saint Lucian, modelled on the hagiographical work of Hilduin, and was the first to portray Lucian as the founding bishop of Beauvais.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Beauvais

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Odo, bishop of Beauvais during the 9th century, was actually the first writer to designate Lucian as the first bishop of Beauvais.
The Diocese of Beauvais was founded in the 3rd century, by St. Lucian (Lucianus, Lucien), according to a story first told in the 9th century.

Saint Quentin

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As a young man, he preached in Italy and then he was ordained bishop by Pope Clement I (who actually lived in a different century), who sent him to Gaul with Saint Denis and Rieul of Reims, among others (Lucian is also called an associate of Saint Quentin ), to preach there.
Filled with apostolic zeal, Quentin traveled to Gaul as a missionary with Saint Lucian, who was later martyred at Beauvais, and others (the martyrs Victoricus and Fuscian are said to have been Quentin's followers).

Cephalophore

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This part of his legend thus makes Lucian one of the legendary cephalophores, whose number also include his alleged companion, Denis.

Translation (relic)

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The translation took place in the presence of St. Louis IX, king of France, and Theobald II, king of Navarre, and much of the French nobility.
In 1261, the relics of Lucian of Beauvais and his two companions were placed in a new reliquary by William of Grès (Guillaume de Grès), the bishop of Beauvais.

Christianity

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Saint Lucian (Lucianus, Lucien) of Beauvais (died c. 290 AD) is a Christian martyr of the Catholic Church, called the "Apostle of Beauvais." He was named "Lucius" like his father, but when he was converted to Christianity by Saint Peter himself, he took the name of Lucian.

Martyr

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Saint Lucian (Lucianus, Lucien) of Beauvais (died c. 290 AD) is a Christian martyr of the Catholic Church, called the "Apostle of Beauvais."

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Saint Lucian (Lucianus, Lucien) of Beauvais (died c. 290 AD) is a Christian martyr of the Catholic Church, called the "Apostle of Beauvais."

Diocletian

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He was killed in the 3rd century during the Diocletian persecution, although later traditions make him a martyr of the 1st century instead.

Apostolic succession

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This was because the church of Beauvais attempted to claim apostolic origins for itself.

Decapitation

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His Passio assigns him two disciples, Maximian (Maxien, Maximien) and Julian (Julien), who were decapitated with him on the hill of Montmille.

Middle Ages

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The details of his life are largely unknown; the date of his death was moved backwards in time in order to lend his see more antiquity, a common practice during the Middle Ages.

Hippolyte Delehaye

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As Hippolyte Delehaye writes, "To have lived amongst the Saviour's immediate following was...honorable...and accordingly old patrons of churches were identified with certain persons in the gospels or who were supposed to have had some part of Christ's life on earth."

Gospel

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As Hippolyte Delehaye writes, "To have lived amongst the Saviour's immediate following was...honorable...and accordingly old patrons of churches were identified with certain persons in the gospels or who were supposed to have had some part of Christ's life on earth."

Jesus

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As Hippolyte Delehaye writes, "To have lived amongst the Saviour's immediate following was...honorable...and accordingly old patrons of churches were identified with certain persons in the gospels or who were supposed to have had some part of Christ's life on earth."

Rome

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Tradition holds he came from a noble family of Rome.

Saint Peter

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He was named "Lucius" like his father, but when he was converted to Christianity by Saint Peter himself, he took the name of Lucian.

Italy

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As a young man, he preached in Italy and then he was ordained bishop by Pope Clement I (who actually lived in a different century), who sent him to Gaul with Saint Denis and Rieul of Reims, among others (Lucian is also called an associate of Saint Quentin ), to preach there.

Bishop

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As a young man, he preached in Italy and then he was ordained bishop by Pope Clement I (who actually lived in a different century), who sent him to Gaul with Saint Denis and Rieul of Reims, among others (Lucian is also called an associate of Saint Quentin ), to preach there.

Pope Clement I

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As a young man, he preached in Italy and then he was ordained bishop by Pope Clement I (who actually lived in a different century), who sent him to Gaul with Saint Denis and Rieul of Reims, among others (Lucian is also called an associate of Saint Quentin ), to preach there.

Gaul

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As a young man, he preached in Italy and then he was ordained bishop by Pope Clement I (who actually lived in a different century), who sent him to Gaul with Saint Denis and Rieul of Reims, among others (Lucian is also called an associate of Saint Quentin ), to preach there.

Denis

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As a young man, he preached in Italy and then he was ordained bishop by Pope Clement I (who actually lived in a different century), who sent him to Gaul with Saint Denis and Rieul of Reims, among others (Lucian is also called an associate of Saint Quentin ), to preach there.

Rieul of Reims

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As a young man, he preached in Italy and then he was ordained bishop by Pope Clement I (who actually lived in a different century), who sent him to Gaul with Saint Denis and Rieul of Reims, among others (Lucian is also called an associate of Saint Quentin ), to preach there.

Parma

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He was imprisoned in Parma, but was freed by Christians there.

Pavia

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He converted people in Pavia before arriving in Arles, where he once again met up with Saint Rieul.