Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Martrys of the Boxer Rebellion

June 11. Commemoration of the Holy Martyrs of the Boxer Rebellion.
It is strange how the communion of the Saints connects us to our past, to the Church and to ourselves.

4 comments:

Mimi said...

The lovely Grace pointed out the word play of the Troparion with the multiple meanings of China, which I thought was neat.

Holy Saints, pray to God for us

s-p said...

Grace's post is found at
http://www.this-side-of-glory.com/archives/saints-of-the-boxer-rebellion/#more-756

Grace said...

I enjoyed reading the 'Roots' post. I hadn't made my way to that one before. I can see how this event and its commemoration are particularly meaningful.

Grace said...

By the way, Steven, I wonder if I can be so audacious as to pitch an assignment to you. I just went over to Wikipedia to get some historical background on the Boxer Rebellion, and note that though they have links under "See also" that go to a fairly comprehensive page of Protestant martyrs, they've got nothing to tell of the Orthodox martyrs. (Typical, right?) I was just wondering if you could add something to link to the Orthodox Wiki page or even edit the Wikipedia page(?). I would attempt it, but I think you'd do a better job.

But like I said, I've got a lot of nerve even asking you -- you must be the busiest man in show business.