Blessed Amalarius of Metz

Also known as

  • Amalarius of Trier
  • Fortunatus of….
  • Symphosius of….

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Ninth-century liturgical writer. A pupil of Alcuin at Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany, he was bishop of Trier, Germany from 811 to 813, and later ambassador to Constantinople. He lived at a time when the liturgy was changing, when fusion of the Roman and Gallican uses was taking place, and he exercised a remarkable influence in introducing the present composite liturgy which has supplanted the ancient Roman Rite. The chief merit of his works is that they have preserved much accurate and valuable information on the state of the liturgy at the beginning of the ninth century and are therefore useful sources for the history of Latin rites.

Born

  • 775 in Metz, Kingdom of the Franks (in modern France)

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Amalarius of Metz“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 April 2014. Web. 19 September 2014. <>