Saints Cosmas and Damian

09/27/2016

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Martyrs.  

As with so many of the early Saints, no historical records remain of the famous Martyrs, Cosmas and Damian. They are said to have died for Christ about the year 303, and their story, according to some ancient accounts, is as followeth. They...


Saints Cyprian and Justina

09/26/2016

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Martyrs.  

Of this Cyprian, and the Virgin Justina, no historical records are to be found. But in ancient times many stories were told of them, to shew the powerlessness of the devil against Christians, who trusted in the might of the Cross. According...


The Holy Martyrs of North America

09/26/2016

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Martyrs. 

The Propagation of the Gospel in the New World was carried on by many different missionaries from Europe and England. And not a few of them and their converts were put to death for Christ's sake. Christopher Columbus was himself a Franciscan...


Trinity XVIII

09/25/2016

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The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4.

Saint Sergius

09/25/2016

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Abbot.  

This Sergius was born near Rostov in Russia, about the year 1314, of parents noble by birth, Orthodox in faith, and devout in life. Unto them God gave three sons, Stephen, Bartholomew who became the monk Sergius, and Peter. This was the time...


Blessed Lancelot Andrewes

09/25/2016

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Bishop and Confessor

Lancelot Andrews, Bishop of Winchester, was a renowned preacher and scholar of the Jacobean Age.  Born in the Parish of All Hallows, Barking, in 1555, Andrewes was...