Honorius (3)

Honorius archbishop of Canterbury, was a Roman by birth, and was distinguished among his contemporaries for having been a pupil of Gregory the Great. He was chosen as the successor of Justus, to occupy the see of Canterbury. His consecration probably occurred in 627. His reign was one of long duration. He did much for England in the way of prospering her Church. The music of Canterbury, introduced by Honorius, was imitated even in the Celtic churches, and the tendency it had to promote civilization in England cannot be denied. He died at a good old age, greatly lamented by his people, and was buried at St. Augustine, September 30, 653. See Hook, Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1:111 sq.

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