Thursday, April 23, 2009

St George's Day

"Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son, / Endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won" was the Easter hymn of victory that I sang to-day; with Our Lord's Resurrection still the focus of all prayer, and ANZAC Day - the commemoration of soldiers fallen in the cause of right, as befits those who after the example of the Master disdained not to suffer and to die with courage and self-sacrifice out of mateship - but two days hence, how appropriate thus to welcome the memorial of the great martyr and trophy-bearer, St George, Patron of England (and thus of a part of my own parentage, and of Australia's ancestry).

Last year, when in Perth I was able to get to more or less daily Mass in the Traditional Rite (unlike here), I was able to blog about serving at the altar, as well as commenting on the truth behind the legend of St George, and giving some hymns for his feast - have a look back.

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is nought without thee, aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.


matthias said...

Let us also remember that it is 94 years since the armenian genocide and that Armenian catholics and orthodox suffered under the Ottoman regime
We should pray that there will be a reconciliation between Turk and armenian

Joshua said...

Amen and amen!