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Bishops called Justin

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JessM Sat 23-Mar-13 11:06:43

Good to see Archbish Justin enthroned by a woman last week, even if she is not allowed to be a bishop (yet).
Somehow Justin does not seem a bishop-y name to me, let alone archbishop-y.
"Comes to something when the bishops start looking young" syndrome I suppose. hmm

But there are at least two Justins. This one was elected bishop of Wellington last year when I was out in NZ. Made my inner hippy grin a lot.

j08 Sat 23-Mar-13 11:32:27

Well he is just-in. Gedditt? Just... Sorry!!!!! grin

Galen Sat 23-Mar-13 12:03:31


absent Sat 23-Mar-13 12:05:48

JessM I think that there are at least two Saint Justins, dating from the first or second century, as well as Justinians, so it's not an especially modern name.

glammanana Sat 23-Mar-13 12:27:39

JessM first St.Justin 100AD-165AD so name been around a few years.

Galen Sat 23-Mar-13 13:00:06

Diminutive of Justinian?

absent Sat 23-Mar-13 13:41:38

glammanana Was that Saint Justin Martyr?

glammanana Sat 23-Mar-13 13:44:05

absent yes that's right was only reading about him a month or two ago with DGD for something she was doing at school.

grannyactivist Sat 23-Mar-13 14:07:31

Thanks for the link JessM - I didn't know that Justin had been made Bishop of Wellington; he's part of the new monasticism movement that inspired my own lifestyle. smile
(I drew the line at growing dreadlocks though. grin)

kittylester Sat 23-Mar-13 15:16:04

Off topic, but my mother thought our eldest should be called Justin as we had only been married 10 months. smile