Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Alphege, Bishop Martyr

St Alphege, Bishop Martyr: Missa “Protexisti” [Transferred] Ælfheah, officially remembered by the name Alphege within some churches, and also called Elphege, Alfege, or Godwine, was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. Archbishop and “the First Martyr of Canterbury.” He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester,…