Friday, 1 May 2015

The Feast of Saint Tamara




Let the mountain-tops and vales of Georgia sound with songs of praise to laud Tamara as the vessel of wisdom, the smiling sun, the sword of truth, the conversion of infidels, the most harmonious reed-pipe of Jesus Christ, and our fervent intercessor before the King of Kings, entreating Him to grant great mercy unto us.

O Thou whom thy people called a king in justice and truth, the father of orphans and the judge of widows, thou sun which shone on the Georgian land, thou who spentest all thy strength defending thy kingdom, rise up, O Tamara, and defend us now also, and by thine intercessions with Christ, save us from sufferings.


Saint Tamara, pray for us and for Georgia.


Saint Tamara was queen of Georgia from 1160 to 1213. Although she is an Eastern Orthodox and not a Catholic saint, I feel a great sense of devotion to her.

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