Friday, February 23, 2024

Offsite Post: ‘Holy Empresses’


Holy Adelaide,

Powerful ruler

Of many Western lands,

In the vicissitudes

Of your life – two times

Of buffeting

Followed by two times

Of calm and blessing –

Are reflected the history

Of all the West:

The cruelties of pagan

Rome’s idolatry,

The rise of Orthodoxy,

The fall away from Grace.

The latter continues apace;

Will we see another

Peaceful Christian age?

 . . .

The rest is at


To read accounts of the lives of St Adelaide and St Theophano, go on over to these web pages:


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

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