Ansgar of Bremen
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Ansgar was pupil with the Benediktinern of Corbie. A feature of its in his fifth Lebensjahr the deceased nut/mother is it to the entrance into the monastery moved has. 823 it as a teacher and Prediger became in again the basedMonastery Corvey in Westphalia skillfully.
Time life is to have been carried Ansgar by the memory of a vision, which he had as a twenty-year-old teacher in Corbie. At that time a voice assigned it: Go! With the crown of the Martyriums you will return to me.826 it led a group of mission arene to the Danish king yard. The Dane king Harald had let itself be baptized at that time together with 400 trailers in Ingelheim with Mainz to receive in hope, thereby with the realm support for its requirements for throne in Denmark. For the church offereditself thereby an opportunity to the mission: Ansgar accompanied Harald with the campaign in the north, but Harald failed and with it the first Missionierungsversuch; Ansgars aid Autbert had because of a serious illness back after Corvey. There Autbert probably died 829 to the Osterzeit.
829 Ansgar of the Swedish becameKing Björn invited. In Birka, the first Christian church in Scandinavia developed for an important commercial centre of the Wikingerzeit 27 km to the west of Stockholm. 831 Ansgar was recalled and appointed the first bishop of Hamburg - as the seat of further mission enterprises in the north -.
Ansgar was decided to continue its work in Scandinavia. It went to 832 to Rome, where it Pope Gregor IV. the title of the archbishop and to papal Legaten for Scandinavia and Denmark lent. Returned to Hamburg, he created a school and a monastery by king Ludwig.Ansgar took Haarik I. under the protection of the Dane king., which had succeeded to unite the country its activity in Schleswig . But few years later it lost its center in door-gotten with the death of his large promoter Ludwig. The Wikinger plünderten845 Hamburg, which became mission stations in Sweden destroyed, Sweden and Denmark returned to their old religions. Ansgar was appointed now by the German king Ludwig the bishop of Bremen. There it established hospitals, redeemed prisoners and used themselves for the abolishment of the slave trade.
851 was a renewed mission in Sweden successfully, also the Danish king Haarik II. one bekehrt. He is to have said of Ansgar: In my life I saw no so noble man and found in no mortal one as much loyalty as in Ansgar.Ansgar traveledthere 853 personally to Sweden and donated like also in Schleswig churches. 864, after the destruction of Hamburg by the Normannen, he had to move again to Bremen and became archbishop of Hamburg Bremen. From Bremen it in the last Lebensjahren the far mission nature that led, A stone church completed and created north countries three monasteries in Bremen. It died after long illness.
Ansgar wrote a biography over Willehad and a prayer collection, the “Pigmenta in such a way specified “. Its own biography was written of Rimbert, its successor as a bishop of Bremen. Thatsaid about it:It wanted to be the blind eye, the lame foot and the arms a true father.
Because of its earnings/services to the propagation of the Christianity in Sweden, Denmark and Schleswig one calls Ansgar the Apostel of the north and/or. Apostel Scandinavia. With this mission activityAnsgar suffered so many setbacks that its bio count interprets his whole life in this time as a Martyrium, although Ansgar did not have to suffer a violent end. Its earnings/services exist also in its employment for slaves and the arms.
A recent charismatisch evangelikale church in Germany,the Anskar church, designates itself after it.
In Copenhagen there is at the same time a catholic and an Evangelist Ansgar church.
In Aalborg (Denmark) a Ansgarkirche stands, in which many very old Modelschiffe from wood down-hang of the cover.
Ansgar becomes with fur toBishop garb represented, because it is Apostel of the north or also by bekehrten heaths surround or with a church model in the hand.
Ansgarverehrung: (For approx. 1964) 3 becomes annual. February in Hamburg in sank Petrikirche a ökumenische Vesper to honour the Hl. Ansgar celebrated, onmany humans participate.
- catholic: 3. February (required anniversary in the general Roman calendar)
- Evangelist: 3. February
- Anglikanisch: 3. February
- orthodox one: 3. February
- Rimbertus: The Speer of God. Recklinghausen: Paulusverl., 1940.
- G. Melmert: Ansgar, Apostel of the north. Kiel 1964
- Vita Anskarii auctore Rimberto: Monumenta Germanica. Bd. 55, Hanover 1977
- Medieval Sourcebook: Rimbert: Would run OF Anskar, the Apostle OF the North 
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- entry in the Ökumeni holy encyclopedia (ÖHL), the data in the ÖHL Ansgar song the Ansgar Bruderschaft is
|ALTERNATIVE NAME||Anskar; Anscharius <Hamburgensis>|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||monk of the Benediktiner - medal and archbishop for Scandinavia|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 801|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Corbie|