Saint Laurence, Deacon at Rome and Martyr

Martyrdom of St Lawrence

The Martyrdom of St Lawrence by Tintoretto (1518–1594). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

O God, who gavest grace to thy servant Laurence to be a wise guardian of the treasures of the Church, a faithful attendant upon his chief, and a bold witness in his martyrdom to the Christian . . . → Read More: Saint Laurence, Deacon at Rome and Martyr

Tisha B’Av

Hacker By the Waters of Babylon

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of Av, is a fast day commemorating a number of disasters in Jewish history which occurred on that day. This includes both the destruction of Solomon’s Temple by the Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar II and the destruction of the Second Temple by the Roman Empire. Other calamities include the Children of . . . → Read More: Tisha B’Av