Thu. Oct 29th, 2020

True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

Russian True Orthodox Church (RTOC)

St. Edith of Wilton- September 16

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Saint Edith of Wilton (c. 963[1] – 16 September 984-987 also known as Eadgyth, her name in Old English, or as Editha or Ediva, the Latinized forms of her name) was an English nun, a daughter of Edgar the Peaceful, king of England (r. 959–975). She was born between 961 and 964 and died on 16 September in a year between 984 and 987. Following her death in 984, she became the patron saint of her community at Wilton Abbey in Wiltshireand churches were dedicated to her in Wiltshire and in other parts of Anglo-Saxon England. Her biography was written by Goscelin and her feast day is on 16 September.

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