Saint for the Day - October 23 - St. Theodoret
About the year 361,
Julian, uncle to the emperor of that name, and like
his nephew an apostate, was made Count of the East.
He closed the Catholic churches at Antioch, and
when St. Theodoret assembled the Catholics in
private, he was summoned before the tribunal of the
Count and most inhumanly tortured.
His arms and feet were fastened by ropes to pulleys,
and stretched until his body appeared nearly eight
feet long, and the blood streamed from his sides. "O
most wretched man," he said to his judge, "you know
well that at the day of judgment the crucified God
Whom you blaspheme will send you and the tyrant whom
you serve to hell." Julian trembled at this awful
prophecy, but he had the Saint despatched quickly by
the sword, and in a little while the judge himself
was arraigned before the judgment-seat of God.
Saint for the Day - St. Theodoret
Read about the Saint for today - October 23 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Those who do not go down to hell
in spirit are very likely to go
there in reality. Take care to
meditate upon the four last
things, and to live in holy
fear. You will learn to love God
better by thinking how tae
punishes those who do not love
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