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: III

Nicolas Poussin Autumn or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land

Autumn, or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land, by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). 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 . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: III

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: II

Nicolas Poussin Autumn or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land

Autumn, or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land, by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). 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 . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: II

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Burning of the USS Philadelphia

For the Navy

Burning of the USS Philadelphia, by Edward Moran (1829–1901). According to Wikipedia, the USS Philadelphia, which had been previously captured by the Tripolitans, was set ablaze after she was boarded by then Lt Stephen Decatur (USN) and 60 men, who then made their escape in the ketch Intrepid, depicted . . . → Read More: Talk Like A Pirate Day

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: I

Autumn, or The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land, by Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). 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 . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Day: I

Constitution Day

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Almighty God, Author of our life and liberty: we give thee thanks for the grace which thou bestowedst upon the framers of the Constitution of the United States, and for the enduring resilience of their handiwork. Guided by thy Spirit, these visionaries crafted a document which hath been a beacon of hope and freedom for . . . → Read More: Constitution Day

On the Kalendar: Saint Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard, known as the Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German Benedictine abbess, but she is most widely known as a composer, philosopher, and mystic. She was born into a family of minor nobility, but she was sickly as a child, and quickly offered as an oblate to a Benedictine monastery. It’s not clear just . . . → Read More: On the Kalendar: Saint Hildegard von Bingen

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

celtic trefoil

Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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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