Almighty and everlasting God, who didst send thy servant Anskar as an apostle to the people of Scandinavia, and dist enable him to lay a firm foundation for their conversion, though he did not see the results of his labors: Keep thy Church from discouragement in the day of small things, knowing that when thou hast begun a good work thou wilt bring it to a faithful conclusion; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Anskar, now known as the ‘Apostle of the North’, was a missionary, abbot, Bishop of Hamburg and Archbishop of Bremen. He founded schools and enabled slaves to be released. He's also the patron saint of Denmark. Find out more about him here – https://t.co/BfD1yrnJSM. pic.twitter.com/ayOYMoM25K
— Peterborough Cathedral (@pborocathedral) February 3, 2020