In medieval times, a misreading of her acts led to her connection with church music and when the Academy of Music was established at Rome in 1584, she was adopted as its patroness. St Cecilia is recognised by the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
Prayer for St Cecilia
Almighty God, who gave to your servant Cecilia boldness to confess the name of Jesus Christ and courage to die for this faith: teach us always to be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord and Saviour; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.