Saint Jerome, Presbyter and Doctor

Jerome in the Wilderness Albrecht_Dürer

St Jerome in the Wilderness, by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. National Gallery, London. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons from Wikimedia.

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that after the example of . . . → Read More: Saint Jerome, Presbyter and Doctor

Saint Michael and All Angels

Luca GIORDANO fallen angels

Archangel Michael Hurls the Rebellious Angels into the Abyss, by Luca Giordano (1632–1705)

O Everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thy appointment, they may succour and defend . . . → Read More: Saint Michael and All Angels

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

celtic trefoil

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 Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov

Vision to the Youth Bartholomew by Mikhail Nesterov (1862–1942). Baptized ‘Bartholomew’, Sergius of Radonezh (how he is most commonly referred to in the East) took the name ‘Sergius’ when he first took his monastic vows. From Wikimedia.

O God, whose blessed Son became poor that we through his poverty might be rich: . . . → Read More: Saint Sergius, Abbot of Holy Trinity, Moscow

Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster

Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe

Engraving of Lancelot Andrewes by Simon de Passe. From Wikimedia.

O Lord and Father, our King and God, by whose grace the Church was enriched by the great learning and eloquent preaching of thy servant Lancelot Andrewes, but even more by his example of biblical and liturgical prayer: Conform our lives, like . . . → Read More: Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Westminster

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 . . . → Read More: Saint Matthew

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

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Keep, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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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

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: III

Autumn by Pissarro

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, they may be brought to know and worship thee as thou hast . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: III

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: II

Autumn by Pissarro

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 shine in the darkness, and the coming of thy kingdom may be . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: II