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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

9th November, St Theodore, Martyr

St Theodore, Martyr

Theodore was a soldier with the Roman legion at Amasea (Pontus). His flesh was torn with iron hooks until his ribs were laid bare. The martyr, filled with joy, never ceased singing the verse of the Psalm: I will bless the Lord at all times. He was then burned alive and gave up his soul to God AD 306.

Laetábitur justus in Dómino, et sperábit in eo: et laudabúntur omnes recti corde. * Exáudi, Deus, oratiónem meam, cum déprecor: a timóre inimíci éripe ánimam meam.
The just shall rejoice in the Lord, and shall hope in Him: and all the upright of heart shall be praised. * Hear, O God, my prayer when I make supplications to Thee: deliver my sould from the fear of the enemy.
(Psalm 63:11,2 from the Introit of Mass)

O God, who dost encompass and shield us by the glorious confession of blessed Theodore Thy martyr; grant that we may profit by his example, and be strengthened by his intercession.

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