Today we remember and give
thanks for Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor. Irenaeus
(ca. A.D. 130-200), believed to be a native of Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey),
studied in Rome and later became pastor in Lyons, France. Around 177, while
Irenaeus was away from
Collect of the Day:
Almighty God, You upheld Your servant Irenaeus with strength to confess the truth against every blast of false doctrine. By Your mercy, keep us steadfast in the true faith, that in constancy we may walk in peace on the way that leads to eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
(Treasury of Daily Prayer, 472)