Saint Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury

Augustine stamp with cathedral

Augustine stamp with Ethelbert

Augustine baptising Ethelbert

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen Saint Augustine to bring the English people, by his travail, unto the faith and grace of Christ: Grant to thy servants in this age a like courage that, by the pure witness of faith and well–doing, thy knowledge and Name may be enlarged upon the earth; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Almighty God, who of thy tender mercy didst send thy servant Augustine to preach the Gospel to our fathers: Grant to us their children both to follow the holy doctrine which he taught, and with courage and love to declare thy name unto the heathen; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Augustine before Ethelbert and Bertha

Augustine before Ethelbert and Bertha, from Illustrated Notes on English Church History by the Rev’d C. Arthur Lane.

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