O Lord of Hosts, who lookest on the earth, and it trembleth; who touchest the hills, and they smoke: in thy great mercy, soothe the suffering of thy servants devastated by hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Grant peace to them that perished, and comfort to them that mourn them. Defend them from the perils of instability . . . → Read More: For the Victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti
Almighty God, who dost hold us to account for the use of all our powers and privileges: Guide, we pray thee, the people of these United States in the election of their rulers and representatives; that by wise legislation and faithful administration the rights of all may be protected, and our nation be enabled to . . . → Read More: At Election Time
The Legend of St Frideswide
O God, who didst endue with heavenly grace thy servant Saint Frideswide: Mercifully grant that we, who commemorate her life of charity and holiness, may be fruitful in good works, and attain by thy grace to the reward of the poor in spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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St Luke the Evangelist (Icon from the royal gates of the central iconostasis of the Kazan Cathedral in Stt Petersburg), by Vladimir Borovikovsky (1757–1825). From Wikipedia.
Almighty God, who didst inspire thy servant Saint Luke the Physician, to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son: Manifest in . . . → Read More: Saint Luke
O God, who didst call thy servant Queen Etheldreda to an earthly throne that she might advance thy heavenly kingdom: Mercifully grant that we who commemorate her faith may be fruitful in good works, and attain to the crown of peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Almighty and everlasting . . . → Read More: Saint Etheldreda, Queen and Abbess of Ely
Here is the sermon for Sunday October 16th: Trinity 21, 2016
Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley burnt at the stake, from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
Keep us, O Lord, constant in faith and zealous in witness, that, like thy servants Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, we may live in thy fear, die in thy favour, and rest in thy peace; for the sake . . . → Read More: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley
Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saint Teresa of Ávila by Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)
Harken unto us, O God our Saviour, that as we rejoice in the festival of blessed Teresa, Thy virgin, so we may find food for the nourishment of our souls in her heavenly doctrine, and be instructed by the affection of pious devotion; through Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint Teresa of Ávila
Edward the Confessor and Duke William of Normandy, from the Bayeux Tapestry, embroidery, 11th century, located at the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux, France.
O God, who art the King of kings and Lord of lords: Give grace, we beseech thee, to the earthly rulers of thy people, that they, following the . . . → Read More: King Edward the Confessor
St Philip baptizing the eunuch, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669).
O God, who didst inspire Saint Philip the Deacon to preach Christ unto the people, and leddest them thereby to thy Holy Sacraments: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning . . . → Read More: Saint Philip the Deacon