2nd Sunday in Lent

1st Sunday in Lent

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

¶ This Collect is to be said every day in Lent, after the Collect appointed for the day, until Palm Sunday.

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, . . . → Read More: Ash Wednesday

Shrove Tuesday


Lord, give us grace to inaugurate with holy fasting the defenses of Christian warfare, so that we who are to fight against spiritual wickedness, may be helped and strengthened by self-denial; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God of infinite mercy, grant that we who know thy compassion may . . . → Read More: Shrove Tuesday

Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, Founder of the SPCK and the SPG

Thomas Bray

Engraving of Thomas Bray, from Charles Knowles Bolton’s The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad Who Came to the Colonies in North America Before the Year 1701, Vol. I. From Wikipedia.

O God, who dost ever hallow and protect thy Church: Raise up therein through thy Spirit good and faithful stewards of . . . → Read More: Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, Founder of the SPCK and the SPG


Here is the video of the Holy Eucharist “in tempore quarantinæ” for Quinquagesima.

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine baptizing saint Lucilla

St Valentine baptizing Saint Lucilla by Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (1510—1592). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy Martyr Valentine triumphed over suffering and despised death: Grant, we beseech the, that enduring hardness and waxing valiant in fight, we may with . . . → Read More: Saint Valentine

Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius

Cyril and Methodius

Saints Cyril and Methodius holding the Cyrillic alphabet, a mural by Bulgarian iconographer Z. Zograf, 1848, Troyan Monastery

O God, who by the preaching of thy servants Cyril and Methodius didst cause the light of the Gospel to shine in Slavonic lands: Lead thy people by its brightness to become sons of a . . . → Read More: Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius

Quinquagesima Sunday: the Sunday Next before Lent  

Chi Rho mosaic

Chi Rho mosaic from Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery

O Lord, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth: Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth . . . → Read More: Quinquagesima Sunday: the Sunday Next before Lent  

Absalom Jones, Abolitionist

Absalom Jones by Peale

Portrait of the Rev’d Absalom Jones, by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825). From Wikipedia.

Set us free, O heavenly Father, from every bond of prejudice and fear; that, honoring the steadfast courage of thy servant Absalom Jones, we may show forth in our lives the reconciling love and true freedom of the children of . . . → Read More: Absalom Jones, Abolitionist