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“Helena/Quatuor Coronati

Helena, deified wife of Emperor Julian the Blessed, is commemorated today. It is also the feast for Four Crowned Martyrs, held in great regard by Freemasons.” — The Pagan Book Of Days, Nigel Pennick


More on the Crowned Maryrs: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Crowned_Martyrs


The first group of the Four Crowned Martyrs went long unknown and unnamed after their deaths. The second group were sculptors.
an excerpt from

Champagne, 1914-16

Obscurely sacrificed, his nameless tomb,

Bare of the sculptor’s art, the poet’s lines,

Summer shall flush with poppy-fields in bloom,

And Autumn yellow with maturing vines.

There the grape-pickers at their harvesting

Shall lightly tread and load their wicker trays,

Blessing his memory as they toil and sing

In the slant sunshine of October days …

I love to think that if my blood should be

So privileged to sink where his has sunk,

I shall not pass from Earth entirely,

But when the banquet rings, when healths are drunk,

And faces that the joys of living fill

Glow radiant with laughter and good cheer,

In beaming cups some spark of me shall still

Brim toward the lips that once I held so dear.


Please do read the full text of the beautiful poem here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/248496