The Second Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Jacopo Pontormo Nativity of John the Baptist

The Birth of John the Baptist by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1557). From The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of . . . → Read More: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Saint Alban, Protomartyr of England

Martyrdom of Alban

The martyrdom of St Alban, from a 13th-century manuscript, now in the Trinity College Library, Dublin. From Wikipedia.

O God, in whose sight the death of thy saints is precious, and who gavest grace to thy blessed Martyr Saint Alban to glorify thee by his death: Grant that we, following his faith and . . . → Read More: Saint Alban, Protomartyr of England

Summer Solstice

Appearance of Christ to the People

O Lord Christ, who wast born in the bleak mid-winter, and yet was the Light of the world: shine thy love upon us even as the mid-summer sun shone upon the birth of thy cousin blessed John Baptist; and enkindle faith in our hearts, that we may join him in preparing thy way, even as . . . → Read More: Summer Solstice

World Refugee Day

Destruction of Jerusalem

The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70, by David Roberts (1796-1849). From Wikipedia.

Hear our prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto our cry: We are strangers with thee, and sojourners, as all our fathers were: bondmen whom thou leddest out of oppression through . . . → Read More: World Refugee Day

Juneteenth

Union soldiers accompanying freed slaves

O Lord God of hosts, who with a mighty arm delivered Israel from bondage in Egypt: Let not our hearts be hardened like Pharaoh’s, but incline our hearts to mercy; that we might fight against slavery of body and mind, and oppression of the soul. Help us to welcome the liberated into the fulness of . . . → Read More: Juneteenth

Altar Flowers — Trinity I, 2017

Altar Flowers 2017-06-18 Trinity I

Altar Flowers, Trinity 2017 (courtesy Rebecca Ludwig)

The First Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and . . . → Read More: The First Sunday after Trinity

Corpus Christi

Jenaro Pérez Villaamil The Corpus Christi Procession inside Seville Catedral

O Lord Jesus Christ, who in a wonderful Sacrament hast left unto us a memorial of thy passion: Grant us, we beseech thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of thy redemption; who livest and reignest with the Father and the . . . → Read More: Corpus Christi

Saint Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor

St Basil of Caesarea

mosaic of St Basil of Caesarea (St Basil the Great), in the Cathedral of St Sophia, Kiev (11th century). From Wikimedia

Almighty God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Enable us, after the teaching and example of thy servant Saint Basil, to walk as one family in the excellent paths . . . → Read More: Saint Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor