A Prayer for the Feast Day of James Hannington and the Martyrs of Uganda

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Precious in thy sight, O Lord, is the death of thy saints, whose faithful witness, by thy providence, hath its great reward: We give thee thanks for thy martyrs James Hannington and his companions, who purchased with their blood a road unto Uganda for the proclamation of the Gospel; and we pray that with them we also may obtain the crown of righteousness which is laid up for all who love the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Posted October 29, 2010 at 6:40 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. robroy wrote:

Is this a feast day of the TEClub?

October 29, 9:18 am | [comment link]
2. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

Well, it used to be, and I think it’s still officially on the calendar. robroy (wink).

Thanks for the reminder, Kendall.  In the case of Uganda, the saying of Tertullian has certainly been proven true, “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.

Today, ++Henry Luke Orombi presides in Kampala over a dynamic national church almost 10 million strong, and rapidly growing.  While “the TEClub” continues to atrophy and wither away.

David Handy+

October 29, 11:03 am | [comment link]
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