Hippolytus, Doctor and Bishopadmin | 13 August 2012
The collect for today, the commemoration of Hippolytus (d. c. 235), Doctor, Bishop in Rome, Martyr (source):
O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Hippolytus: Enrich us evermore, we beseech thee, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses who by their life and doctrine will set forth the truth of thy salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Artwork: Cast of statue of Hippolytus, Pio-Christian Museum, Vatican Museums. (The original third-century statue is in the entrance hall of the Vatican Apostolic Library.) Photograph taken by admin, 26 April 2010.