Excerpt from Registrum Episcopatus Aberdonensis, Vol. 1: Ecclesie Cathedralis Aberdonensis Regesta Que Extant in Unum Collecta An ancient life of Saint Columba informs us, that one of his Irish disciples, named Machar, received Episcopal ordination, and undertook to preach the Gospel in the northern parts of the Pictish kingdom. The legend adds, that Columba admonished him to found his church, when he should arrive upon the bank of a river, where it formed, by its windings, the figure of a Bishop's crosier. Obeying the injunctions of his master, Machar advanced northwards, preaching Christianity, until he found, at the mouth of the Don, the situation indicated by Saint Columba, and finally settled there his Christian colony, and founded the church which, from its situation, was called the Church of Aberdon.l The life of the apostle of the Scots from which we derive this information, of much higher antiquity than any history of civil affairs in Scot land, does not give the precise era of Saint Machar's foundation; but it may be conjectured to have been before the death of his master, which took place in the year 597. The venerable Breviary of Aberdeen gives, as the ancient tradition of the church, that the founder of the future cathedral was not interred there; but, hav ing died in France on his return from a journey to Rome, he was buried in the church of Saint Martin of Tours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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