St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew

martyr flayed alive before being crucified. [Hagiog.: Collier’s, III, 77]
See: Torture
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Along that line of thought such a deduction is indubitable, as indubitable as the deduction Voltaire made in jest (without knowing what he was jesting at) when he saw that the Massacre of St. Bartholomew was due to Charles IX's stomach being deranged.
Strange as at first glance it may seem to suppose that the Massacre of St. Bartholomew was not due to Charles IX's will, though he gave the order for it and thought it was done as a result of that order; and strange as it may seem to suppose that the slaughter of eighty thousand men at Borodino was not due to Napoleon's will, though he ordered the commencement and conduct of the battle and thought it was done because he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human dignity- which tells me that each of us is, if not more at least not less a man than the great Napoleon- demands the acceptance of that solution of the question, and historic investigation abundantly confirms it.
These battered and broken-nosed old fellows saw many and many a cavalcade of mail-clad knights come marching home from Holy Land; they heard the bells above them toll the signal for the St. Bartholomew's Massacre, and they saw the slaughter that followed; later they saw the Reign of Terror, the carnage of the Revolution, the overthrow of a king, the coronation of two Napoleons, the christening of the young prince that lords it over a regiment of servants in the Tuileries to-day--and they may possibly continue to stand there until they see the Napoleon dynasty swept away and the banners of a great republic floating above its ruins.
"St. Bartholomew and the Executioner with the knife to fulfil the martyr."
"The Pope of Rome has given orders for a new St. Bartholomew!" cried others.
In fact, the sack of La Rochelle, and the assassination of three of four thousand Huguenots who allowed themselves to be killed, would resemble too closely, in 1628, the massacre of St. Bartholomew in 1572; and then, above all this, this extreme measure, which was not at all repugnant to the king, good Catholic as he was, always fell before this argument of the besieging generals--La Rochelle is impregnable except to famine.
We the Select Vestry of St. Bartholomew's Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4, intend to apply for PERMISSION and for RETENTION PERMISSION for development at the site of St.
Funeral Service to take place at St. Bartholomew''s Church, Cresswell on Tuesday 16th September at 2.30pm, followed by cremation at Cowpen Crematorium, Blyth at 3.30pm.
The service for Scott, a noted fashion designer and stylist who committed suicide March 17, was to be held at St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak about the service publicly.
Service at St. Bartholomew's Church, Dean Head on Monday, December 12th at 12.00 noon, prior to Interment in the Churchyard.
Ann McGinnick of St. Bartholomew's Church for comforting service and to Eddie Wellington and staff of the Co operative Funeralcare, Forest Hall for excellent funeral arrangements.