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:
John Hunt Morgan, a very effective Kentucky cavalry leader in the War, doing
much to disrupt Yankee supply lines and making an incursion deep into Northern
territory. Killed in battle in 1864.
Spencer Roane, one of the best judges of his day, and an unsung hero for local
Monroe, one of the pioneers of the Bluegrass genre of music.
Watie, a Cherokee leader who became a general in the Confederate Army. He was one of the last to surrender to the
Yankees in the War.
Penn Warren, ‘at home in all the major genres–poetry, fiction, drama, and
criticism–though poetry was his dominant mode. Warren was awarded three
Pulitzer Prizes, a number unmatched by any other writer: one for his novel All
The King’s Men (1947) and two for the poetry collections Promises (1958) and
Now and Then (1978). He also received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. The
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters awarded him its Gold Medal
for Poetry in 1985. In 1986 he was named poet laureate, the first in the United
States to be given that title.’
Oliver Rigney, Jr (aka Robert Jordan), the writer of a renowned series of
fantasy books, The Wheel of Time, amongst other works.
Pedro Menendez, the first Spanish governor of Florida who founded the first
permanent European settlement in the South (the city of St Augustine). A good military commander (though a little
too quick to shed blood), he negotiated with the Native Americans to trade
peacefully and worked to evangelize them as well.
Rowland Kirkland, the famous ‘Angel of Marye’s Heights’, he tended to the
Yankee wounded after the Battle of Fredericksburg.
‘Singing Billy’ Walker, he helped popularize shape note/Sacred Harp singing in
Braxton Bragg, a gifted commander in certain ways, but his ornery personality
usually wound up antagonizing those around him.
Thomas Bayard, Sr, a staunch defender of the South against Radical
to celebrate some of the saints of September from the South’s Christian
inheritance of various lands, use these links:
Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
to the Union!