American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Wenceslaus In German Wenzel. 1361-1419. Holy Roman emperor and king of Germany (1378-1400) and Bohemia (1378-1419). He was deposed as emperor and king by the German electors.
- n. A male given name.
- Latinization of a Slavic ( Old Czech) name , from elements veçe "greater" + slav "glory". (Wiktionary)
“The composition was known from a 1650s engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar.”
“His holy life as a priest led to his appointment as chaplain to the court of King Wenceslaus IV, where he converted many by his preaching and example.”
“On Ascension Eve, May 16th, Wenceslaus, after a final and fruitless attempt to alter the constancy of the faithful priest, the king ordered him to be cast into the river.”
“For instance, St. Martha was adopted in 1276, St. Wenceslaus in 1298, in 1300 the feasts for the Nativity of John the Baptist, Peter and Paul, and Mary Magdalene were raised to totum duplex.”
“I love the whole 'peace on earth' and 'good will to all men (and women)', Good King Wenceslaus setting off in a snow storm to give poor people bread and wine thing.”
“Good King Wenceslaus' was able to incarnate his Christianity in a world filled with political unrest.”
“Now we all know from "Good King Wenceslaus" that the page was able to keep warm in the snow by treading in the footsteps of the King which he was with him on their errand of mercy.”
“The hermeneutic of continuity: Good King Wenceslaus skip to main”
“Rather, it bears the name of Wenceslaus, as a testimony that "the throne of the king who judges the poor in truth will remain firm for ever".”
“As an obedient disciple of the Lord, the young prince Wenceslaus remained faithful to the Gospel teachings he had learned from his saintly grandmother, the martyr Ludmila.”
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