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Saint of the Day: Saint Lucy - Virgin Martyr (c. 283-304)

One of the earliest Christian martyrs, Lucy’s parents were wealthy nobles of Syracuse, Italy. Her father died young, and, though Lucy had consecrated her virginity to God, her widowed mother, Eutychia, insisted upon her betrothal to a young noble pagan. Perhaps Lucy hoped, like Saint Cecilia, to be able to convert her husband and persuade him to respect her dedication.

Eutychia suffered acute haemorrhages and at her daughter’s suggestion journeyed with her to the miracle-working tomb of Saint Agatha at Catania, where she was instantly and completely cured. With a grateful heart she now gave in to her daughter’s plans to distribute a large part of her inheritance among the poor. This, however, aroused the covetousness of her worldly-minded fiancé to such an extent that he denounced her before the governor of Sicily as a Christian.

It was the time of the fierce Diocletian persecution. In the Emperor’s mind the worship of the Roman gods was inextricably bound with unity and loyalty to the State. Thus, to strengthen the empire, the Christians would have to conform or be exterminated, though they might in every other respect be staunch patriots.

Due to Lucy’s resoluteness, she was subjected to horrible and shameful torture—she was ordered to be exposed to prostitution in a brothel, but this was thwarted by divine intervention; she was next ordered to be burnt to death but proved impervious to the flames. She finally died on 13 December 304, a sword thrust through her throat. She is the Patroness of Syracuse (Sicily), and, possibly because of her name, which is suggestive of light or lucidity, she was invoked against eye-trouble in the middle ages.

Reflection: “Those whose hearts are pure are the temples of the Holy Spirit” (Saint Lucy). #StPauls #Catholic #SaintoftheDay #Christian #christ

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@menaalm this one is for you - the churchyard behind the Actors' Church in Covent Garden, after a concert of Advent music. Come back to London, we miss you!

#coventgarden#stpauls#actorschurch#advent#concert#london#christmas#lights#londonlife#churchyard#city_features

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#ChristmasisComing "#Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." #StPauls #Catholic #christians #christmastree #christmasquotes

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Big shout out to the super awesome Sipsmith on trade team! Not feeling particularly fresh today 😬 #Sipsmith #gin #girlgang #christmasparty #stpauls #hotgin #londondrygin

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When you’ve had a few and you think everything is photogenic #adventure #exploring #stpauls #london #tube #workdrinks #underground #station

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Christmas party with a view #stpauls

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LONDON // Commuting. London, December 2017. .
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#❤️london #london #timeoutlondon #londoncity #riverthames #thamespath #dawn #winter #iphonex #stpauls #stpaulscathedral

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Survived consecutive five 360 loops 🎢🎡 w/o puking my Baileys hot chocolate & churros out 🤮😆🍫☕️#pinkytravelogue

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Every cloud has a a silver lining which is good as there's a lot of clouds in London!! ⛅️🇬🇧☁️••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #lego #legophotography #legominifigures #legoland #legophotographer #legogram #legostagram #legofun #legophoto #legoart #legomania #legoworld #legominifigs #bricksinfocus #bricknetwork #toyartistry_lego #theartoflego #lego_hub #legographerID #toyslagram_lego #brickpichub #creativelylego #morningcommute #AFOL #BritishWeather #LEGOLester #Tourist #TateModern #Stpauls #London •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Thoroughly enjoyed performing with Guernsey chamber choir last night at @breast_cancer_care 's #carolsbycandlelight at the gorgeous #stpaulscathedral. A beautiful night of really moving stories.
#bcccarols #breastcancercare #stpauls #london #chamberchoir #choir #guernsey #charity #christmas #christmascarols #singing #carolsinging

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Office views 🙌🏽 #stpauls

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The best part of having to go down to St.Paul's.. ironically coupled with the first day of the Jewish festival of Lights, for those that celebrate Happy first night of Hanukkah! ✡️ >>> Nothing medically serious either 🚨🚨

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My Favourite Cathedral 🙌🏽 #stpauls #london #travel #england

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Amazing the sights you see in London. This was beside St. Paul’s Cathedral on a recent visit to the city. #london #stpauls #weddingphotography #wedding

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“Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in an hexagonal lattice. It is the basic structural element of many other allotropes of carbon, such as graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes.” -#wiki #wicca#wiccan#dowjones#dougjones#schwab#saks#goldman#saksfifthavenue #stpauls #paulsimon#simonandgarfunkel #physics #physicists#monalisa #quantummechanics #louvre #tate#met#themet#billnye#neildegrassetyson #tyson#diamond#diamondring#opal#dougjones

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