Saint Hilarion




Hilarion was born of heathen parentage at Tabatha in Palestine, five mites south of Gaza, about the year 291. Saint Epiphanius, Bishop of Salarius, knew him well, and wrote his life, from which the following account is largely taken. As a lad...

Saint Ursula and Companions



Virgins and Martyrs

On October 21st is also commemorated holy Ursula and her Companion-Martyrs, who are presumed to have died sometime in the third century; for an ancient inscription at Cologne giveth proof that certain Virgins were there martyred...

Saint John Cantius




This John was born about the beginning of the fifteenth century, in the Diocese of Cracow, at Kenty, from the Latinized form of which he took his surname of Cantius, and is venerated as a principal Patron of the Latin Christians of Poland...

Trinity XXIII



The Collect.

O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Frideswide



Virgin and Patron Saint of Oxford

Frideswide the Patron Saint of Oxford and the reputed foundress of that city, was born about the year 735, probably of a South Mercian family of noble rank. And she founded a nunnery at Oxford; which same, in the...