Icon of St. Remigius,
Archbishop of Rheims
Feast: Oct. 1 (and, in one
English calendar of about 1170, Jan. 13)
St. Remigius was so famed for
his preaching that he was made bishop of Rheims at the ripe age of 22.
He ruled for more than 70 years, devoting himself to the introduction
of the Roman rite into Gaul and the conversion of the savages of
darkest Gaul. St. Remigius zealously opposed Arianism, and in fact
converted an Arian bishop amidst a synod of Arian bishops in 517. He
reposed at Rheims on January 13, but is feasted on October 1, the day
when his precious and most sacred relics were translated. Holy Father
Remigius, pray to
God for us!
Top Icon: from St. Elizabeth
Greek Old-Calendarist Convent in Etna, California. The
icon is a thumbnail; click it to see greater detail. Our thanks to
Romanos Emmert, who commissioned this icon, for providing the
high-quality image. Many years!
Next Icon: of unknown
provenance, appears on the website of Jean-Michel Dossogne of Belgium.
Lower Icon: of unknown
provenance, old bas-relief of the Miracles of St. Remigius.