Tuesday, November 11, 2008

St. Martin of Tours, Armistice, Veterans Day

An outstanding post here from "Past Elder" regarding November 11 - a day in which the commemorations for Church and state intersect in a providential way. Outstanding prose (as always) from the PE!

Today's collect from the Treasury of Daily Prayer is the same collect Past Elder reproduces at the end of his fine post:
Lord God of hosts, who clothed Your servant Martin the soldier with the spirit of sacrifice, and set him as a bishop in Your Church to be a defender of the catholic faith: Give us grace to follow in his holy steps, that at the last we may be found clothed with righteousness in the dwellings of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.

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