Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Martin Luther King memorial Westminster Abbey

For a Civl Rights Worker

Martin Luther King memorial, sculpted by Tim Crawley, installed in 1998 over the west entrance of Westminster Abbey. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, father of all mercies: We bless thy name for those who work to make justice a reality for all of thy children, especially thy servant Martin. . . . → Read More: Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Saint Agnes, Roman Martyr

Saint Agnes Domenichino

Saint Agnes, by Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) (1581–1641). From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost choose the weak things of the world to confound the strong: Mercifully grant that we who celebrate the simplicity of thy child–martyr Saint Agnes may, by thy grace, be pure in heart, firm in faith, and resolute in . . . → Read More: Saint Agnes, Roman Martyr

Saint Fabian, Bishop of Rome and Martyr

Saint Fabian

Saint Fabian, by Giovanni di Paolo (c. 1403–1482). From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us after the example of Saint Fabian, thy martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth; that, being grounded in divine love, we may be moved from its perfection by no temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Saint Fabian, Bishop of Rome and Martyr

Saint Sebastian

St Sebastian Tended by St Irene

St Sebastian Tended by St Irene, by Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588–1629). From Wikipedia.

O God, fill us with that spirit of courage which gave thy martyr Sebastian strength to offer his life in faithful witness; and help us to learn from him to cherish thy law and to obey thee rather than men; . . . → Read More: Saint Sebastian

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester

Wulfstan Archbishop of York

Wulfstan Archbishop of York, by Joseph Strutt (1749–1802).

Blessed Lord, who through days of change and turmoil didst preserve Saint Wulfstan strong in his simplicity, humanity, and piety: Multiply in thy Church rulers and leaders of like character, faithful to themselves, to their brethren, and to thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Confession of Saint Peter (Saint Peter’s Chair in Rome)

Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter

Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter, by Pietro Perugino (c. 1446/1450–1523). From Wikipedia.

Almighty Father, who didst inspire Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep thy Church stedfast upon the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace we . . . → Read More: The Confession of Saint Peter (Saint Peter’s Chair in Rome)

Saint Prisca

St Prisca

O God, who didst endue blessed Prisca, thy Virgin, with grace to witness a good confession, and to suffer gladly for thy name: Grant us, we beseech thee, so to follow her stedfastness that we may attain to the glorious fellowship of thy Saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Antony of Egypt, Abbot

The Torment Of Saint Anthony (Michelangelo)

The Torment Of Saint Anthony, a copy by the young Michelangelo (1476–1564) after an engraving by Martin Schongauer (c. 1445–1491). From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who saidst to thy disciples, Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect: Give us grace so to follow thy blessed Saint Antony in the . . . → Read More: Saint Antony of Egypt, Abbot

Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers and Doctor

Hilary of Poitiers

The Ordination of Hilary of Poitiers, from a 14th century Lives of the Saints, by Richard de Montbaston and others. From Wikipedia.

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Saint Hilary: Enrich it evermore, we beseech the, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who . . . → Read More: Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers and Doctor