Saturday, June 25, 2005

Saint Alban's Day

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Carving of Saint Alban

Last Wednesday, June 22nd was the Feast of S. Alban, protomartyr of Britain and patron of my parish church. We celebrated our titular feast with a beautiful Solemn High Mass that evening and had delicious food and fellowship in the parish hall to continue the celebration. We were blessed to have the first Rector of S. Alban's in Arlington, Fr. Walter Harrison Beste with us as a guest preacher. Thank you to everyone who attended and everyone who helped out in making the event so wonderful.

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy martyr Alban triumphed over suffering and was faithful even unto death: Grant to us, who now remember him with thanksgiving, to be so faithful in our witness to thee in this world, that we may receive with him the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

1 comment:

dopel said...

That sounds like a lovely evening