Saturday, June 01, 2002

St. Justin Martyr - June 1st - Patron of Lecturers

In 165, while bearing witness to the Faith in Rome, he was announced as a Christian, most likely at the instigation of a Cynic philosopher whom he had outshone in a public debate. Arrested and ordered to sacrifice to the gods, he replied: "No right-minded man forsakes the truth for falsehood." The six others who were with him remained steadfast with him and they all attained the palm of martyrdom.

God, in a wonderful manner You taught St. Justin the Martyr the lofty science of Jesus Christ manifested in the folly of the Cross. Through his intercession grant that we may never fall into error but remain firm in the Faith. Amen

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