friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family
on the day they reposed. Many thanks.
one may ask: ‘What good does it do to
pray for the departed?’ An answer is
offered here: https://orthochristian.com/130608.html
with prayers and hymns for the departed:
Crowe Ransom, one of the leaders of the Vanderbilt Agrarians and a leading 20th
century writer and teacher.
Hamilton Hayne, one of the South’s best poets.
William Berkeley, a colonial governor of Virginia whose influence is felt
within Southern culture to this day.
d’Iberville, Canadian soldier and explorer, the founder of the first permanent
French settlement in Louisiana.
Baldwin Longstreet, one of the great figures of Southern literature for his
comic work Georgia Scenes, but also an active preacher and a leader of
James Johnston Pettigrew, a good example of a Southern gentleman.
Welty, one of the South’s best writers.
Mills, a gifted Louisiana poet who died young.
Slidell, an important diplomat during the War.
Fitzhugh, a helpful critic of the pure capitalist economic system.
Shotwell, a gifted writer, and a microcosm of the suffering South as she went
through the War and Reconstruction.
to celebrate some of the saints of July from the South’s Christian inheritance
of various lands, follow this link on over if you’d like:
Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
to the Union!