Homily of Saint Leo the Great on the feast of Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence the Archdeacon of Rome. 11th century mosaic. I. The example of the martyrs is most valuable Whilst the height of all virtues, dearly-beloved, and the fullness of all righteousness is born of that love, wherewith God and one’s neighbour is loved, surely in none is this love found more conspicuous and brighter than […]

Hieromartyrs Sixtus the Bishop of Rome and Lawrence the Archdeacon

The Martyrs Archdeacon Laurence, Pope Sixtus, Deacons Felicissimus and Agapitus, the Soldier Romanus were citizens of Rome, and suffered in the year 258 under the emperor Valerian (253-259). Holy Pope Sixtus, born at Athens, received a fine education, preached in Spain and was made bishop in Rome following the martyr’s death of Holy Pope Stephen […]