Saint Martha

07/29/2014

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Virgin and Martyr

Martha, (whose feast is kept on the Octave of Saint Mary Magdalene,) lived with her sister Mary and her brother Lazarus, in their home in Bethany. Which same was a place of such noble hospitality that they are believed to have been...


Saint Felix II et. al.

07/29/2014

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Martyrs. 

On July 29th is also commemorated Pope Felix II, who was intruded into the See of Rome when Pope Saint Liberius was banished, on whose return he was obliged to flee for his life, because of the anger which had been stirred up by all the...


Saint Olaf

07/29/2014

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King, Martyr, and Apostle of Norway

Olaf Haroldson (otherwise known as Olave) was born in 995 in Norway. At the age of twelve he went forth to the sea as chief of a viking band, to harry and plunder the coasts of Europe. But thereby he also came ...


Saint Nazarius, Celsus, Victor & Innocent

07/28/2014

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Martyrs and Confessor.

Nazarius and Celsus were early venerated at Milan as Martyrs, and there blessed Ambrose searched for their...


Trinity VI

07/27/2014

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The Collect.

O GOD, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man's under standing; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord,...


Saint Pantaleon

07/27/2014

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Martyr

Pantaleon (whose name by interpretation is The-All-Compassionate) died the death of a Martyr, as Theodoret and others do testify, and the year thereof was probably 305. Little more than this is certainly known of him, but in after years his...