St. Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury
THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF BRITAIN,
the Rev. Lionel Smithett Lewis, M.A., VICAR OF GLASTONBURY.
He is also the Author of “GLASTONBURY, THE MOTHER OF SAINTS“ –HER SAINTS A.D. 37-A.D.1539.
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SETTING FORTH FULLY THE TRADITIONS OF THE EARLY BRITISH CHURCH, AS WELL AS THE EARLIEST AUTHORITIES FROM ALL BRANCHES OF THE CHURCH. EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS AND INDEX.
About this Book
Reprinted by popular demand, this book tells the story of St Joseph of Arimathea and the legend of his journey to Britain as a metal merchant seeking tin.
Tradition states that on this journey he was accompanied by none other than Jesus, who at this stage was a young boy. This title reveals the events of St Joseph’s time at Glastonbury, and explores the legend behind this intriguing story.
Britain is proverbially rich in monuments of the past, but of all the ancient places with outward and visible links with antiquity this little Somerset town is unique. For it is not only bestowed with visible evidences, wrought in stone, of generations long departed, but it is also steeped in fascinating legend and tradition. One of these later traditions states that Glastonbury was the very cradle of English Christianity, where an infant church was planted by those who personally knew Jesus.
This is a truly fascinating and innovative perspective on the story of St Joseph of Arimathea, which promises to enthral the reader.
1. Antiquity of Glastonbury and Origin of the National Church
Part II: Traditions
2. St. Joseph of Arimathea
3. Good King Lucius
4. Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin
5. Topical Support of the Traditions
Part III: Authorities
6. The Coming of the Disciples of Christ
7. The Coming of St. Joseph of Arimathea
8. The Coming of St. Philip to France
9. The Coming of St. Simon Zelotes
10. The Coming of Aristobulus
11. The Coming of St. Paul
Part IV: Evidences
12. Early Missions from Britain
13. Early Fathers, Diocletian Persecution, Church Councils, and Pelagian Heresy