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:
Grant Still, born in Mississippi, raised in Arkansas, and a well-respected
Davis of Mississippi, he had the difficult task of leading the South during the
War, and was unjustly tortured by his Yankee captors for two years after the
ordeal had ended. Interestingly, his
death occurred on the feast day of one of the Church’s most beloved saints,
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker (the same St Nicholas associated with the
Christmas season). There have been a
number of times when St Nicholas has miraculously interceded on behalf of those
wrongfully accused; perhaps we will find in the Eternal Day that there was some
connection between St Nicholas and Pres Davis during his imprisonment.
Francisco Hector, an active governor of Spanish Louisiana (1791-7), some of
whose more far-seeing plans went unfulfilled because of geopolitical events
outside his control.
Lytle of Tennessee, one of the great men of the South of any age.
George Washington, probably Virginia’s and Dixie’s most famous son.
Lena Walker, an enterprising black business woman whose talents allowed her to
found, among other things, the St Luke Penny Savings Bank and build it up into
an organization with 1,500 branches.
Stewart, a free black man from Virginia who became a great preacher amongst the
Wyandott Indians in Ohio.
Dubuclet, one of the most successful free black plantation owners in Louisiana
and the whole South. He would later
serve as Louisiana’s State Treasurer.
Holley Chivers of Georgia, a talented poet, a doctor, and an acquaintance of
‘Lottie’ Moon, the self-sacrificing Virginia missionary to China.
to celebrate some of the saints of December from the South’s Christian
inheritance of various lands, follow these links on over:
Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
to the Union!