> April 19 Commemoration
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Annually on April 19
Saint Alphege (Ælfheah)
Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr
("The First Martyr of Canterbury")
d. 1012 A.D.
Stained glass portrait retrieved from Classically Christian.
PRAYER (traditional language):
O loving God, whose martyr bishop Alphege of Canterbury Suffered violent death because he refused to permit a ransom to be extorted from his people: Grant, we pray thee, that all pastors of thy flock may pattern themselves on the Good Shepherd, who laid down his life for the sheep; through him who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
To learn about Alphege of Canterbury, click the link below.