21 October 2015

Swords and Staves


Let us remember all of the New Martyrs — the children, the women, the men —who have died for the Name of Jesus Christ at the hand of merciless Muslims.  Let us pray for grace to have a like resolve to that of these New Martyrs of the Holy Faith so that in the evil day, having done all to stand, we shall stand with Jesus Christ the Righteous in His sorrowful passion, in His holy death, and in His mighty Resurrection.

            O GOD, who didst allow the swords and staves
            of armed men to oppose the pure majesty
            of the Prince of peace: Grant us his disciples
            to fear no threatenings of force nor assaults
            of evil, but to stand immovable in the might
            of thy Spirit and the testimony of faith;
            through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

                                                            Eric Milner-White