#20 Saint Severin of Cologne – a new faith spreads in Cologne

Dive with me into the time of the “Migration Period.” The time from 375 to about 570, because not only in the Far East of the Roman Empire people are experiencing the effects of this time. Our Cologne on the Rhine will also soon realize that significant upheavals are about to take place. But until now, Cologne is still a safe place. Time to look at two men that left their footprint on late antique Cologne: the military commander Arbogast and the Christian bishop Severin of Cologne.

#20 Saint Severin of Cologne – a new faith spreads in Cologne The History of Cologne

Dive with me into the time of the "Migration Period." The time from 375 to about 570, because not only in the Far East of the Roman Empire people are experiencing the effects of this time. Our Cologne on the Rhine will also soon realize that significant upheavals are about to take place. But until now, Cologne is still a safe place. Time to look at two men that left their footprint on late antique Cologne: the military commander Arbogast and the Christian bishop Severin of Cologne.

Statue of St. Severin at the Town Hall Tower

By Raymond – Raimond Spekking – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7690401

Today’s church of St. Severin

Severin at the main portal of the church of St. Severin: By HOWI – Horsch, Willy – Eigenes Werk, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6819085

St. Martin of Tours

Depiction of St. Martin in the 17th century by Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck
Depiction of St. Martin in the late 16th century by the greek artist “El Greco”

Tomb of St. Martin in Tour (France)

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