He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.
Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III
Friday, December 01, 2006
In his struggle your holy martyr Alban, Gained the crown of life, O Christ our God. For strengthened by you and in purity of heart, He spoke boldly before the judges of this world, Offering up his head to you, the Judge of all!