St Julian of Toledo Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
St Julian of Toledo, Spiritual student of Saint Eugene II, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain. Abbot at Agali. Archbishop of Toledo in 680. Profile
|Date of Birth||642 AD|
|Country of Birth||Spain of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Monks who became Saints|
|Profession||Spiritual student of Saint Eugene II, Archbishop of Toledo, Spain. Abbot at Agali. Archbishop of Toledo in 680.|
|Place of Work||Toledo, Spain|
|Date of Death||690 AD|
|Place of Death||Toledo, Spain|
|Feast Day||March 6|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
St Julian of Toledo was born to parents of Jewish descent in Toledo, Hispania. They raised him as a Christian. Julian was well educated at the cathedral school. He was a monk and later on an abbot at Agali. He was a spiritual student of Saint Eugene II and archbishop of Toledo.
Julian was the first bishop to have primacy over the entire Iberian Peninsula. A position which they have accused him of securing by being complicit in 680 in the supposed poisoning of Wamba the king of the Visigoths.
He helps centralize the Iberian Church in Toledo.
St Julian’s elevation to the position of the primate of the Visigothic church was a source of great unhappiness among the kingdom’s clergy.
St Julian’s views regarding the doctrine of the Trinity proved distressing to the Vatican.
St Julian of Toledo Early Life
Julian presided over several councils and synods and revised the Mozarabic liturgy. A vast writer, his works include Prognostics.
A volume on death, a history of King Wamba’s war with dux Paul in Septimania and a book on the future life.
The lost work that apparently was dedicated to King Erwig, dealt with the issue of Jews owning Christian slaves.
Julian encouraged the Visigothic kings in Hispania to deal harshly with the Jews. like, in presiding over the 12th Council of Toledo, Julian induced King Erwig to pass severe anti-Jewish laws.
At Erwig’s request, in 686, he composed De Comprobatione Aetatis Sextae Contra Judaeos, a work dealing with messianic prophesies of the Bible in a way aimed to convert the Jews.
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St Julian of Toledo Death
He died in 690 at Toledo of natural causes. His Memorial is held in March 8.