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All Anglican Martyrs & Saints

All Holy Martyrs, Doctors, Missionaries, and Other Saints of the Anglican Provinces of the Church.

Blessed are ye, saith he, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. If thou art one that calleth himself a Christian, and nevertheless seeketh after temporal possessions, consider this premise: Our blessedness (that is, our true happiness) consisteth in what is within us. Thus the Prophet speaketh of the soul of the Church: The King's daughter is all glorious within. But without are the revilings and the persecution, and the disparagements which have been promised. And yet for all these things there is great reward in heaven. This same is felt even now in the hearts of them which suffer them, if they can say: We glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

For it is not simply the endurance of tribulations that is meritorious, but the endurance of them for the Name of Christ, calmly and, what is even better, in joy. Many hereticks there are that mislead souls under the name of Christians, and they suffer such things plentifully, but they are excluded from the reward on this account; namely, that he said: Blessed are they which are persecuted: and added thereto the proviso: For righteousness' sake. Where there is no soundness in the Faith, there can be no righteousness, for by that Faith the righteous man liveth, as it is said: the Just shall live by faith.

From a Homily by Saint Augustine the Bishop

Collect

WE beseech thee, O Lord, to multiply thy grace upon us who commemorate all thy holy Servants, the Anglican Martyrs, Doctors, Missionaries, and other Saints: that, as we rejoice to be their fellow-citizens on earth; so also we may have fellowship with them in heaven. Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Anglican Breviary, Frank Gavin Liturgical Foundation, Inc., New York, 1955, pages 1551; 1908



Additional Information:

The Anglican Breviary is available at the Anglican Breviary website

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