799?-876?. Archbishop of Vienne. Successively a monk at Ferrières, head of the monastic school at Prum, and priest of a parish church at Lyons, he became archbishop of Vienne in 859. Charles the Bald sent him to the pope to argue (successfully) the cause of Theutberga, after a compliant Synod of Metz had allowed her husband, Louis II of Lorraine, to marry his mistress. So that Vienne could boast apostolic foundation, Ado claimed spuriously that Vienne's first bishop, Crescens (died first century), was the same Crescens Paul had sent-but not, he argued, to Galatia (2 Tim. 4:10), but to Gaul. Clerical reformer, author of saints' lives and a chronicle of world history, Ado is best known for his martyrology Passionum Codices Undecumque Collecti (c.858), a model for later martyrologies, especially that by his contemporary Usuard.* The Roman martyrology also has certain links with Ado's, which was mostly copies from Florus of Lyons and partly from an ancient martyrology he claimed to have found at Ravenna (Martyrologium Romanum Parvum), though modern authorities believe he wrote it himself.
ADO. A word found in the KJV in
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
a-doo’: Found only in
George B. Eager