Scripture Verse

Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

— Galatians iv:6, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Whitsunday]

The Confession of Saint Peter (Saint Peter’s Chair in Rome)

Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter

Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter, by Pietro Perugino (c. 1446/1450–1523). From Wikipedia.

Almighty Father, who didst inspire Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep thy Church stedfast upon the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace we . . . → Read More: The Confession of Saint Peter (Saint Peter’s Chair in Rome)

Saint Prisca

St Prisca

O God, who didst endue blessed Prisca, thy Virgin, with grace to witness a good confession, and to suffer gladly for thy name: Grant us, we beseech thee, so to follow her stedfastness that we may attain to the glorious fellowship of thy Saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Antony of Egypt, Abbot

The Torment Of Saint Anthony (Michelangelo)

The Torment Of Saint Anthony, a copy by the young Michelangelo (1476–1564) after an engraving by Martin Schongauer (c. 1445–1491). From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst to thy disciples, Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect: Give us grace so to follow thy blessed Saint Antony in the . . . → Read More: Saint Antony of Egypt, Abbot

Snow Day!

Feathery Snow Crystals

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Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers and Doctor

Hilary of Poitiers

The Ordination of Hilary of Poitiers, from a 14th century Lives of the Saints, by Richard de Montbaston and others. From Wikipedia.

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Saint Hilary: Enrich it evermore, we beseech the, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who . . . → Read More: Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers and Doctor

The First Sunday after the Epiphany

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Benedict Biscop

Saint Benedict Biscop

Saint Benedict Biscop carrying Saint Peter’s Basilica to Britain. From Wikipedia.

O God, the author of all virtues, by whose gift thy blessed Abbot Benedict Biscop chose the heavenly vision before the fleeting glories of this world: Grant that we may learn by his example to despise the things of earth and to . . . → Read More: Saint Benedict Biscop

Saint Ælred of Riveaulx, Abbot

De Speculo Caritatis

Illuminated initial from De Speculo Caritatis (The Mirror of Charity) by Ælred of Riveaulx

Almighty and everlasting God, who ceasest not alike to teach and succour the children of thy Church: Grant, we pray thee, that as thou hast given Saint Aelred unto thy faithful people to be the minister of their everlasting salvation, . . . → Read More: Saint Ælred of Riveaulx, Abbot

Saint David of Scotland

The Thistle, the royal badge of Scotland

Almighty God, who dost choose thine elect out of every nation, and dost shew forth thy glory in their lives: Grant, we pray thee, that following the example of thy servant King David, we may be fruitful in good works to the praise of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Archbishop William Laud

NPG 171; William Laud after Sir Anthony Van Dyck

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck. From Wikimedia

Keep us, O Lord, constant in faith and zealous in witness, that, like thy servant William Laud, we may live in thy fear, die in thy favour, and rest in thy peace; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our . . . → Read More: Archbishop William Laud