Tag Archives: martyrdom

True Light

Holy is the True Light, and passing wonderful, lending radiance to them that endured in the heat of the conflict. From Christ they inherit a home of unfading splendor, wherein they rejoice with gladness evermore. Alleluia! A choir will sing … Continue reading

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Polycarp and Purpose

On Monday, the Calendar of Saints celebrated the life and death of one of my favorites; I’d like to share him with you today¬†as a way of entering the season of Lent. Saint Polycarp served as bishop of Smyrna (an … Continue reading

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The Alban Prayer

(first published on June 24, 2010) Almighty God, We thank you for this place built to your glory and in memory of Alban, our first martyr: Following his example in the fellowship of the saints, may we worship and adore … Continue reading

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