may be said to strengthen the rule. It is the church built on the traditional site of the Apostle's martyr- dom and burial, the church of S. Paul without the walls of Rome. Of our English cathedrals not one, I believe, besides our own, is dedicated solely to the Apostle who laboured more abundantly than all, whom tradition especially associated with England. Some of the noblest, such as York and Westminster, bear the name of S. Peter — the most favourite dedi- cation of all. Others, and these not a few, are designated after the mother of our blessed Lord. Others, again, bear the name of local saints. In the midst of all this strange neglect, it is surely a notable xvi.l S. PAUL OUR EXAMPLE. 221 fact, that our own great church — the cathedral of this metropolis, the cathedral of the greatest city in the modem world — ^bears the appropriate name of the Apostle of the ations. May we not take this unique fact, as our watchword and our beacon, a sign of our special calling here, and a token of the spirit which should animate us in our work ? More than seven centuries ago, when the Cathedral of S. Paul was laid in ruins by a fire — not the first nor the last of those fierce conflagrations which have raged on this site — a, neighbouring bishop pleaded in his diocese for contributions to the rebuilding, on the ground that, though S. Paul had planted Churches throughout the world and shed the light of the faith in all lands, yet this was the only epis- copal see on earth which bore the Apostle's name. On the same grounds I press upon you an appeal of another kind to-day. As the memory of S. Paul is our special privilege here, so his example is our special inheritance and his doctrine our special obli- gation; 'If I am not an Apostle to others, yet indeed I am to you.'