St. Lorenzo's Church (Houldenbank)

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St. Lorenzo's Church
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St. Lorenzo's Church

Houldenbank [92,69]

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Basic Info:

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  • Church doors do not close but can be barricaded shut.

There are three locations named St. Lorenzo's Church in the city of Malton. This article is about the one in Houldenbank.

St. Lorenzo's Church [92,69] is located in the suburb of Houldenbank, on the easternmost border of the city of Malton.

Description

Inside

You are inside St Lorenzo's Church.

Outside

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Barricading Policy

Under the Houldenbank Barricade Plan, this building should be barricaded to EH or above. This is consistent with the UBP.

Tactical Resource Points

The nearest of each type of tactical resource point to St. Lorenzo's Church:

History and Significance

St. Lorenzo

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St. Lorenzo, or St. Lawrence (? - 258), was one of the seven archdeacons of the Church in Rome in the mid-Third Century. Lorenzo was charged with keeping the Church’s written records and archives, and is therefore considered the patron saint of libraries and librarians.

At that time in Rome, it was a capital offense to belong to the Church. The Emperor Valerian ordered Pope St. Sixtus and the other archdeacons arrested and beheaded. Lorenzo wept as the Pope was led past him to his death, but the Pope comforted Lorenzo by saying, "I do not leave you behind, for we shall be reunited in two days."

Lorenzo was spared execution because the greedy Emperor believed that as the Church's record-keeper, he would know the exact whereabouts of all of the Church’s material wealth. Valerian commanded Lorenzo to bring him all the treasures of the Church within two days, as well as its written records, likely so that he could identify Roman nobles who had converted to Christianity and either confiscate their estates or hold the nobles for ransom. But Lorenzo, the ranking member of the Church in Rome, spent the two days giving all of the Church's possessions to the poor, then liquidating his own goods and giving those away as well. When the appointed time came, Lorenzo gathered all of the Church’s lame, blind, diseased, and orphaned converts and brought them all before the Emperor, announcing, "These are the treasures of the Church!"

According to legend, an enraged Valerian ordered Lorenzo executed by roasting upon an iron grill over a slow fire, and Lorenzo won the onlookers' great respect when he asked his executioners to turn him because he was fully cooked on one side. The bravery with which Lorenzo and the other archdeacons met their deaths is said to have inspired many to convert to Christianity. In actuality, Lorenzo was almost certainly beheaded, but so persistent is the legend that Lorenzo is usually pictured holding the gridiron upon which he was ostensibly martyred, and is also considered a patron saint of cooks.

His feast day is celebrated on August 10, the anniversary of his martyrdom in 258 C.E. The Perseid meteor shower, which is visible around that date each summer, is sometimes referred to in Italy as "the tears of San Lorenzo."

(St. Lorenzo should not be confused with St. Lorenzo Ruiz, a 17th-century martyr of the Philippines.)



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