Saint Alban, Protomartyr of England

Martyrdom of Alban

The martyrdom of St Alban, from a 13th-century manuscript, now in the Trinity College Library, Dublin. From Wikipedia.

O God, in whose sight the death of thy saints is precious, and who gavest grace to thy blessed Martyr Saint Alban to glorify thee by his death: Grant that we, following his faith and constancy, may receive with him the crown of righteousness laid up for them that love thy Son’s appearing; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

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, on God, for ever and ever. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Grant, we beseech the, Almighty God, that as at the beginning of the conversion of this land Saint Alban did gloriously confirm the faith by winning a martyr’s crown: So in these latter days there may never be lacking those who for Christ’s sake love not their lives unto the death; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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