Tuesday in Whitsun Week

Descent of the Holy Spirit

Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Whitsuntide). Russian icon.

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church, being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and . . . → Read More: Tuesday in Whitsun Week

The Martyrs of Lyons

The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer

The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer, by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824—1904). From The Walters Art Museum.

Almighty and everlasting God, with whom thy meek ones go forth as the mighty: Grant us so to cherish the memory of thy blessed martyrs Blandina and her companions, that we may share their pure and steadfast . . . → Read More: The Martyrs of Lyons