May 2nd – The Feast of St. Athanasius
We are now on Day Two of our 2023 Spring On-Air Appeal, “Lord, Hear Our Prayers”, across the Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network, and today we are asking for the intercession of the great St. Athanasius, bishop and Patriarch of Alexandria. Please join us in praying, from the traditional Mass for his feast day:
O God, the rewarder of faithful souls, grant that we may obtain pardon through the prayers of blessed Athanasius, Your Confessor and Bishop, whose holy feast we are celebrating. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
Athanasius Contra Mundum
St. Athanasius is a perfect saint for our troubled times in the Church and the world. He became a bishop during the height of the Arian crisis, when it seemed like the entire Roman Empire (including much of the Church) was completely taken over by the heresy that Our Lord Jesus Christ was distinct from God the Father, and not co-eternal and consubstantial with Him. St. Athanasius stood strong against Arianism in defense of Catholic truth, despite opposition from Roman emperors and heretical bishops, and became known as “Athanasius Contra Mundum” – “Athanasius against the world”. He was exiled multiple times, with the weak Pope Liberius failing to defend Athanasius and fight the heresy. Nonetheless, Athanasius persevered in the faith while remaining obedient to Church authority, and he ended his earthly life in peace, having been fully restored to his patriarchal office. Who better to ask for intercession before the Holy Trinity, as we here on earth strive to bear witness to the fullness of truth of the Catholic faith!
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