Justus of Beauvais, martyr.
Feast: usually 18 October; in Zutphen (where relics of Justus were preserved) 11 October.
Justus was an important saint in Zutphen since many centuries. Around the mid 15th century there was a renewed flourishing of his veneration; a confraternity for Ewald and Justus was founded. In the manuscripts of the Walburgiskerk in Zutphen a sequence, a hymn and an office are preserved, dating from about that time.
The sequence has the acrostichon 'Johannes Scouto', which may be the name of the text writer.
|AH vol. 55, pp. 394-395 (the sequence), pp. 404-408 (the office), and vol. 12, p. 150 (the hymn)|
|De Sint-Walburgiskerk in Zutphen, spec. pp. 202-211 (W. Frijhoff) and pp. 175-177 (I. de Loos)|