St Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr

O God, who didst adorn thy blessed Bishop Alphege with the dignity of the priesthood and with the palm of martyrdom: Mercifully grant that we may be so assisted by his intercession before thee, that we may rejoice with him in eternal happiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O loving God, whose martyr bishop Alphege of Canterbury suffered violent death because he refused to permit a ransom to be extorted from his people: Grant, we pray thee, that all pastors of thy flock may pattern themselves on the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life for the sheep; through him who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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