Rogation Monday

Plow Boy

Plow Boy by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. “Grandma Moses” (1860–1961). From Wikiart.

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We beseech thee to pour forth thy blessing upon this land, and to give us a fruitful season; that we, constantly receiving thy bounty, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy . . . → Read More: Rogation Monday

Saint Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury

Westminster Cathedral Non Angli sed Angeli si Christiani

Non Angli sed Angeli si Christiani, Glass inlay mosaic of Saints Augustine and Gregory in the Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine, Westminster Cathedral, London. From Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen Saint Augustine to bring the English people, by his travail, unto the faith and grace of Christ: Grant . . . → Read More: Saint Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury

The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

O Lord, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

¶ Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week are the . . . → Read More: The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

Towel Day

Towel Day

The Holy Spirit, by Giaquinto Corrado (1703-1765). From Wikimedia.

O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, whose angels tell us to fear not, nor be dismayed: We beseech thee that we may always know the presence of thy Holy Comforter; that we should not panic in the face of all the . . . → Read More: Towel Day

Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

Celtic Cross

O God, who hast made man’s lips to extol thee, and acceptest the art of his hand and voice: We praise thee for the example of thy servant Aldhelm as a leader of the minds of men and a sweet singer of the divine praises: beseeching thee to continue to the Church in this . . . → Read More: Saint Aldhelm, Bishop of Sherborne

Saint Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin

Charlemagne et Alcuin, by Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787–1870). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, in a rude and barbarous age thou didst raise up thy deacon Alcuin to rekindle the light of learning: Illumine our minds, we pray, that amid the uncertainties and confusions of our own time we may shew forth thy eternal truth; through . . . → Read More: Saint Alcuin

Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury

St Dunstan praying before Christ.

“St Dunstan praying before Christ”, from the Glastonbury Classbook (10th century). The kneeling monk in the lower right is believed to be a self-portrait by Dunstan, who was a famous illustrator. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, who didst raise up Saint Dunstan to restore the discipline of the Church and to be a faithful . . . → Read More: Saint Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury

The Fourth Sunday after Easter

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after Easter

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocentsby Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525?–1569)

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those Tatars who were deported from the Crimea by the Soviet regime. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories . . . → Read More: Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocentsby Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1525?–1569)

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those Tamils who died in the Sri Lankan Civil War. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story . . . → Read More: Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day