Precious in thy sight, O Lord, is the death of thy saints, whose faithful witness, by thy providence, hath its great reward: We give thee thanks for thy martyrs James Hannington and his companions, who purchased with their blood a road unto Uganda for the proclamation of the Gospel; and we pray that with them we also may obtain the crown of righteousness which is laid up for all who love the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
James Hannington, bishop, missionary and martyr, died this day in 1885. Three years before, he heard of missionary deaths in Buganda (part of modern Uganda) and went there as a replacement. He's an example of what others endure for the sake of the gospel. https://t.co/BfD1yrnJSM pic.twitter.com/HoaS2Z2fD9
— Peterborough Cathedral (@pborocathedral) October 29, 2020