The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: III

Sebastiaan Vrancx (studio) Autumn

Autumn, by the studio of Sebastiaan Vrancx (1573–1647). From Wikipedia.

O God of all the nations of the earth: Remember the multitudes who have been created in thine image but have not known the redeeming work of our Saviour Jesus Christ; and grant that, by the prayers and labors of thy holy Church, . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: III

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: II

Autumn, by the studio of Sebastiaan Vrancx (1573–1647). From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, look mercifully upon the world, which thou hast redeemed by the blood of thy dear Son, and incline the hearts of many to offer themselves for the sacred ministry of thy Church; so that by their labours thy light may . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: II

Saint Matthew

The Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggo

The Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggo (1571–1610). From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint Matthew

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: I

Sebastiaan Vrancx (studio) Autumn

Autumn, by the studio of Sebastiaan Vrancx (1573–1647). From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who in thy earthly life didst share man’s toil, and thereby hallow the labour of his hands: Prosper all those who maintain the industries of this land; and give them pride in their work, a just reward for their . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: I

Saint Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury

Celtic Cross

Almighty 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 . . . → Read More: Saint Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury

Saint Lambert of Maastricht

St-Lambert-Liège

Martyrdom of Saint Lambert, part of the diptych of Henri Palude, 15th century. From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us, after the example of blessed Lambert, thy Bishop and Martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth, that we may be grounded in divine love and moved from its perfection by . . . → Read More: Saint Lambert of Maastricht

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Ninian, Bishop in Galloway

Saint Ninian

Saint Ninian preaching to the Picts (from the Book of the Hours of the Virgin and Saint Ninian)

O God, who by the preaching of thy blessed servant Saint Ninian, didst cause the light of the Gospel to shine in the British Isles: Lead us by its brightness to become sons of a new . . . → Read More: Saint Ninian, Bishop in Galloway

Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross, from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (Musée Condé, Chantilly). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world unto himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our . . . → Read More: Holy Cross