Gracious God, the Beyond in the midst of our life, who gavest grace to thy servant Dietrich Bonhoeffer to know and teach the truth as it is in Jesus Christ, and to bear the cost of following him: Grant that we, strengthened by his teaching and example, may receive thy word and embrace its call with an undivided heart; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
9 April 1945: Dietrich #Bonhoeffer, German #pastor, spy, and anti-Nazi, is hanged, accused of being part of the Operation Valkyrie conspiracy to kill Hitler. He is executed with Admiral Wilhelm Canaris and others about a month before the end of #WWII. #ad https://t.co/VTQ683SMVE pic.twitter.com/AC5YAyMkpZ
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