25 July 2017

Feast of St. James the Moorslayer

Brethren: I think that God hath set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men. We are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode. And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it. We are blasphemed: and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even until now. I write not these things to confound you: but I admonish you as my dearest children. For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the Gospel, I have begotten you.

Epistle, 1 Corinthians 4: 9-15


The Bear said...

Pope Benedict's coat of arms has not only the famous Bear of St. Corbinian, but the Moor's Head. It looks to the Bear to be a severed head, but that may just be the Bear.

kmd said...

St James the Moorslayer clearly never got the memo about dialogue and inclusion...

plural noun: Moors
a member of a northwestern African Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent. In the 8th century they conquered the Iberian peninsula, but were finally driven out of their last stronghold in Granada at the end of the 15th century.