Wednesday, October 1, 2014Remigius
Bishop of Rheims
d. January 13, 533
Remi converted Clovis, King of the Franks, and with that conversion events were set into motion for large chunks of western Europe to follow.
The Episcopal Church does not celebrate Remi's feast day on the date of his death, which is the general rule. Instead, it celebrates his feast on the day his remains were translated to a new abbey church by Pope Leo IX (August 1, 1049).
O God, who by the teaching of thy faithful servant and bishop Remigius didst turn the nation of the Franks from vain idolatry to the worship of thee, the true and living God, in the fullness of the catholic faith: Grant that we who glory in the name of Christian may show forth our faith in worthy deeds; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.