Today the church celebrates not only Tuesday of the 9th week in ordinary time, but also The Feast of Saint Justin Martyr. Martyr was not just a last name; it gives us a hint as to what his fate was. Justin was martyred under the reign of Marcus Aurelius. He is best known for the his earliest description of the Mass. He is the patron of philosophers and apologists.
Let us pray.
O God, who through the folly of the cross, wondrously taught Saint Justin the Martyr the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, grant us through his intercession, that having rejected deception and error, we may become steadfast in the faith. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit. God forever and ever. Amen.