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John Dillon wrote:
> On Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at 2:51 am, John Briggs wrote:
>
>> St Ambrose [who seems to have got lost somewhere along the way]
>
> The revisers of the Roman Calendar seem to have used on Ambrose of
> Milan (now celebrated liturgically in the Roman church on 7.
> December) the same lever they applied to Gregory the Great in order
> to spring both of them to another time of the year: consecration as
> bishop.  Perhaps they were implying that, in some cases at least,
> elevation to episcopal dignity may be tantamount to birth into
> eternal life :-)

Except that Ambrose was moved earlier, and was presumably the precedent for 
Gregory.  Does anyone know when Ambrose was moved (and why)?

John Briggs 

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