Scripture Verse

I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

— Job xix:25-27a, The Burial Sentences

For the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Pieter Brueghel II Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery

For the Victims of Hatred

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, by Pieter Brueghel the Younger. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, Father of all mankind: we beseech thee to turn the hearts of those who through malice and hatred would seek to injure or oppress the stranger, the sojourner, and the Samaritan in . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Saint Barnabas

St Barnabas healing the sick

St Barnabas healing the sick by Paolo Veronese (1528–1588). From Wikimedia

O Lord God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost: Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory; . . . → Read More: Saint Barnabas

Saint Columba, Abbot of Iona

Columba at Bridei's fort

Columba at Bridei’s fort, by Joseph Ratcliffe Skelton (1865–1927) , in Scotland’s Story, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. From . . . → Read More: Saint Columba, Abbot of Iona

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the First Book of Common Prayer

Thomas Cranmer by Gerlach Flicke

Portrait of Thomas Cranmer, by Gerlach Flicke (1495–1558). From Wikimedia

Almighty and everliving God, whose servant Thomas Cranmer, with others did restore the language of the people in the prayers of thy Church: Make us always thankful for this heritage; and help us so to pray in the Spirit and with the understanding, . . . → Read More: Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the First Book of Common Prayer

Choral Eucharist for Whitsunday

Choir Christmas Eve 2018

Choir Christmas Eve 2018

When was the last time you attended a full-blown Choral Eucharist? You have an opportunity to do so this Sunday, June 9th. Because Pentecost is a Major Feast Day, the Choir of Men & Boys will be singing Choral Eucharist instead of Choral Mattins at the 11:00 AM service. And . . . → Read More: Choral Eucharist for Whitsunday

A Collect for D-Day

Soldiers resting on Omaha Beach

Almighty and All-Terrible God, Creator of all the world and Father of all men: we thank thee for the strength and courage of all those who planned and participated in the assault of Normandy on D-Day, and particularly for the valour of those who sacrificed their lives in the service of God and country. Grant . . . → Read More: A Collect for D-Day

Saint Boniface, Bishop of Mainz and Martyr

St Boniface baptising and being Martyred

St Boniface baptising and being Martyred, from the Sacramentary of Fulda (Fuldaer Sakramentar) (11th century)

Almighty God, who didst call thy faithful servant Boniface to be a witness and martyr in Germany, and by his labor and suffering didst raise up a people for thine own possession; Pour forth thy Holy Spirit upon thy . . . → Read More: Saint Boniface, Bishop of Mainz and Martyr

The Sunday after Ascension Day

Jesus ascending to Heaven

Ascension by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815)

O God, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven: We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our . . . → Read More: The Sunday after Ascension Day

Saint Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr (Justin the Philosopher), illustration from Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres grecz, latins et payens, by André Thevet (1502-1590). From Wikimedia.

Almighty God, who didst call Saint Justin Martyr to bear open witness to the certainty of those things wherein he had been instructed: Make us fearless to contend . . . → Read More: Saint Justin Martyr

Heroes Ancient & Modern: a Memorial Day meditation

Fr Hawtin

The Hollywood stereotype of hero rarely holds true in real life. Whatever you might see in the movies, heroes are by no means invariably young, confident, and athletic. Sometimes they are old and wrinkly: Moses, for example, was nearly 80 years of age when God called him to lead the children of Israel out of . . . → Read More: Heroes Ancient & Modern: a Memorial Day meditation