Friday, May 6, 2016

May 6: St. Lucius of Cyrene

The Church in Antioch
founded by St. Lucius and others


Lucius is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 13, He was a missionary with Paul (and possibly also with Luke), and he one of the people who helped start a parish in Antioch. He also was one of the first Christians to preach the Gospel to non-Jewish people. Later on, he became the first bishop of Cyrene. 


The Church still relies on missionaries like Lucius to go out into the world and tell people about Jesus. Missionaries usually have to leave behind their moms and dads, their homes, and every comfortable thing. Some of them even risk their lives by going to countries where Christianity is illegal. Today, pray for all the missionaries in the world, that God will encourage them and protect them so they can do what He has called them to do. 

Saint Lucius of Cyrene, pray for us!

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