Saint Hilda, Abbess of Whitby

O God, the author of all virtues, by whose gift thy blessed Saint Hilda chose the heavenly vision before the fleeting glories of the world: Grant that we may learn by her example to despise the passing things of earth, and seek after the things which are eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

Hugh of Lincoln

Altarpiece from the Carthusian monastery of Saint-Honoré, Thuison-les-Abbeville, France, depicting Saint Hugh of Lincoln with his swan.

O merciful Father, who didst endow thy servant Hugh of Lincoln with a wise and cheerful boldness, and didst teach him how to commend the discipline of holy life to kings and princes: Grant that we, fearing . . . → Read More: Saint Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

st margaret and the dragon

St Margaret and the Dragon, from Les Grandes Heures d’Anne de Bretagne, by Jean Bourdichon (1457 or 1459 – 1521). From Wikimedia.

O God, who didst call thy servant Margaret to an earthly throne that she might advance thy heavenly kingdom, and didst give her zeal for thy Church and love for thy . . . → Read More: Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Saint Dyfrig (Dubricius)

Celtic Cross

O God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst set blessed Dyfrig to be a Bishop in the Church, that he might feed thy sheep by his word, and guide them by his example: Grant us, we beseech thee, to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in . . . → Read More: Saint Dyfrig (Dubricius)

The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

Samuel Seabury

We give thee thanks, O Lord our God, for thy goodness in bestowing upon this Church the gift of the episcopate, which we celebrate in this remembrance of the consecration of Samuel Seabury; and we pray that, joined together in unity with our bishops, and nourished by thy holy Sacraments, we may proclaim the . . . → Read More: The Consecration of Samuel Seabury

All Saints of Wales

Y Ddraig Goch

O God, whom the glorious companies of the redeemed adore, assembled from all times and places of thy Dominion: We praise the for the Saints of Wales who stand before the throne and serve thee day and night in thy holy temple, beseeching thee that we also may be numbered among them that worship . . . → Read More: All Saints of Wales

The Twenty–Second Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Martin

San Martín y el mendigo

San Martín y el mendigo (Saint Martin and the beggar), by El Greco (1541–1614). From Wikimedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who didst endue thy soldier Saint Martin with the spirit of sacrifice, and didst exalt him as Bishop to be a great defender of the Faith: Grant us grace to follow in his . . . → Read More: Saint Martin

Anglican Saints and Worthies

Man Writing,from MS 389,Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, we bless thy Holy Name for all thy saints, and most especially for all the Anglican saints and worthies who have laboured in thy vineyard. Endow us, we beseech thee, with minds clear, faith firm, courage true, and charity thorough; that we, . . . → Read More: Anglican Saints and Worthies

Saint Willibrord

Saint Willibrord after Abraham Bloemaert

Saint Willibrord after Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651)

O Lord Jesus Christ, who callest to thee whom thou willest, and sendest them whither thou dost choose: We thank thee for calling thy servant Willibrord to preach the Gospel to the Northern people; and we humbly pray thee to raise up among us those who will go . . . → Read More: Saint Willibrord