Saint Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury

Celtic CrossAlmighty God, who didst call thy servant Theodore of Tarsus from Rome to the see of Canterbury, and didst give him gifts of grace and wisdom to establish unity where there had been division, and order where there had been chaos: Create in thy Church, we pray thee, by the operation of the Holy Spirit, such godly union and concord that it may proclaim, both by word and example, the Gospel of the Prince of Peace; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Almighty God, who didst inspire and enable thy servant Theodore of Tarsus, regardless of self, to accept thy call to rule and reform our land in its day of need: Preserve for us those blessings of orthodox faith and catholic discipline which through him thou didst bestow; and grant to his successors a double portion of his spirit; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Theodore to be a Bishop in the Church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word, and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in his footsteps; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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