Tuesday, June 03, 2014

O God, by whose providence the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church: Grant that we who remember before thee the blessed martyrs of Uganda, may, like them, be steadfast in our faith in Jesus Christ, to whom they gave obedience even unto death, and by their sacrifice brought forth a plentiful harvest; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Editor's Note: As an early edition of the Lesser Feasts and Fast pointed out, the majority of the martyrs were put to death for refusing to participate in the sodomy of their king.  This was excised from later editions.

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