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"He sees to the salvation of your hen"

Having posted recently about sacred pagan chickens, I was delighted to run across a fowl reference in a post-pagan Christian setting. It appears in Ramsay MacMullen's Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries, in the midst of a discussion of the tendency of Christians in the period to address their prayers to saints and martyrs, rather than to God himself.
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