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Saint of the Day

St. Panteleon

St. Panteleon, whose feast we celebrate on July 27, is the patron saint of bachelors and physicians. As lifelong layperson, he was the physician for emperor Maximian. At one point in his life he had abandoned his faith, but he eventually returned to the Church, and gave his fortune to the poor, providing them medical treatment without charge. Some of his cures were accomplished by prayer.Other physicians eventually denounced him to the anti-Christian authorities. At his trial, he offered a contest between himself and the pagan priests. He challenged the pagan priests to heal a paralyzed man with their prayers, but they were unable. Panteleon cured the man by simply mentioning the name of Jesus. As a result, many of those who witnessed the miracle converted to Christianity.However, the authorities remained resolute in trying to get him to denounce his faith with bribes, threats and torture, but they did not succeed. He was then nailed to a tree and beheaded in c.305. Posted: Thu 1st of January, 1970

Bible Verse of the Day

Hebrews 12:1

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Posted: Thu 27th of July, 2017

Prayer for the Day

Friday, 28 Jul 2017

Teach us, O God, to trust your providence, ordered and sure; to accept your wisdom, unerring and true; and to rejoice in your love unbounded and eternal; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Charles Simeon (1759-1836) Holy God who changes not, help us in times of change. May we rejoice in what has gone before, but never live in the past. May we live in the present as we serve the needy world of today. May we have a vision for the future, but never put off until tomorrow what is needed today. Holy God, help us to bring into being your Church of the future. Amen. John Howard, former Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District Chair

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