26 September 2010

North American Martyrs

These are they who came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb...

O God, Who didst sanctify the first-fruits of the faith in the vast regions of North America by the preaching and blood of Thy blessed Martyrs, John, Isaac, and their companions: merci-fully grant through their intercession that the abundant harvest of Christian souls may increase everywhere day by day. Through our Lord...

2 comments:

Craig said...

Well, of course you know that this is where our son John Isaac got his name. Sometime when you're back on-continent, I heartily recommend visiting the shrine, and the restored mission, up on Georgian Bay.

But I thought their feast day was October 19?

John said...

That would be the difference between old and new liturgical calendars, of course. Although, in fact, I've read that Canada still keeps the feast on Sep. 26.