Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Monday, August 21, 2006

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

I thought this would be an appropriate portrait to include in the blog since Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was the primary figure in the English Reformation. Let us never forget that he was in no wise an Anglo-Catholic and that he gave his life for the Protestant cause. Cranmer would be appalled at the current state of the Anglican communion, particularly Anglo-Catholicism, ordination of women and homosexuals, and a host of other departures from orthodoxy.

May God grant us mercy!

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