Feast of Sts. Anne Line and Roger Filcock (February 27)   1 comment

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SAINTS ANNE LINE AND ROGER FILCOCK (DIED FEBRUARY 27, 1601)

Roman Catholic Martyrs

I know that, according to Holy Mother Church, Roger Filcock is a Blessed, but he is a saint to me.  And this is my calendar.

Born at Dunmow, Essex, England, St. Anne Line converted to Roman Catholicism.  Her father, William Heigham, disowned her because of her new religious identity.  She married Roger Line, another Roman Catholic.  Authorities arrested him and exiled him to Flanders, where he died in 1594.  Anne aided fugitive Roman Catholic priests.  Authorities arrested her at a London safehouse for Catholic priests.  She died on the same day as did her confessor, Jesuit priest Roger Filcock.

I wonder how likely I would be to cling to my faith under persecution.  If martyrdom were a possibility, how great a risk might I take?  These martyrs are heroes indeed.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

DECEMBER 8, 2011 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF MARTIN RINCKART, ARCHDEACON OF EILENBURG

THE FEAST OF RICHARD BAXTER, ANGLICAN THEOLOGIAN

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Gracious God,

in every age you have sent men and women

who have given their lives in witness to your love and truth.

Inspire us with the memory of Saints Anne Line and Roger Filcock,

whose faithfulness led to the way of the cross,

and give us courage to bear full witness with our lives

to your Son’s victory over sin and death,

for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Ezekiel 20:40-42

Psalm 5

Revelation 6:9-11

Mark 8:34-38

–Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 59

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Revised on December 8, 2016

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