we remember and given thanks for Emperor Constantine, Christian Ruler and
Helena, Mother of Constantine.
Constantine I served as Roman Emperor from A.D. 306 to 337. During his reign the
persecution of Christians was forbidden by the Edict of Milan in 313, and
ultimately the faith gained full imperial support.
of the Day:
God, through your servant Constantine, your Church flourished, and by his
mother, Helena, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem became a holy
place for many pilgrims. Grant to us
this same zeal for your Church and charity toward your people, that we may be
fruitful in good works and steadfast in faith.
Keep us ever grateful for your abundant provision, with our eyes fixed,
as Helena’s were, on the highest and greatest treasure of all, the cross of
Christ; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.