February 21, 2014

Charioteer of Fire

Eric Liddell has the honor of being both a missionary and an Olympian. You can see more about the latter in the film, Chariots of Fire. You can also learn from Holy Women, Holy Men more about his ministry in China, including his internment in the camp at Weihsein, where he died before its liberation.

Here is the collect for his commemoration on February 22:

God whose strength bears us up as on mighty wings: We rejoice in remembering your athlete and missionary, Eric Liddell, to whom you gave courage and resolution in contest and in captivity; and we pray that we also may run with endurance the race set before us and persevere in patient witness, until we wear that crown of victory won for us by Jesus our Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

quick ikon by Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

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