"Almighty and everlasting God, you found your martyr Justin wandering from teacher to teacher, seeking the true God, and you revealed to him the sublime wisdom of your eternal Word: Grant that all who seek you, or a deeper knowledge of you, may find and be found by you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."
- Collect for the feast of St Justin Martyr, whose feast is today, 1 June.
St Justin was beheaded by the Roman authorities in the reign of Marcus Aurelius. This bronze equestrian statue of the emperor, dating from c.161-80 is in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.