Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: II

Ember Days at the four seasons: Autumn

Autumn, by Abel Grimmer (1565–1630). From Wikipedia.

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 . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: II

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 Jesus . . . → Read More: Saint Matthew

Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: I

Ember Days at the four seasons: Autumn

For Labour and Industry

Autumn, by Abel Grimmer (1565–1630). From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who in thy earthly life didst share man’s toil, and thereby hallow the labour of his hands: Prosper all those who maintain the industries of this land; and give them pride in their work, a just reward for . . . → Read More: Autumn (Holyrood) Ember Days: I

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

Constitution Day

Almighty God, Author of our life and liberty: we give thee thanks for the grace which thou bestowedst upon the framers of the Constitution of the United States, and for the enduring resilience of their handiwork. Guided by thy Spirit, these visionaries crafted a document which hath been a beacon of hope and freedom for . . . → Read More: Constitution Day

Saint Lambert

St-Lambert-Liège

Martyrdom of Saint Lambert, part of the diptych of Henri Palude, 15th century. From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us, after the example of blessed Lambert, thy Bishop and Martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth, that we may be grounded in divine love and moved from its perfection by . . . → Read More: Saint Lambert

The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Trinity (celtic knot)

Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Ninian, Bishop in Galloway

Saint Ninian

Saint Ninian preaching to the Picts (from the Book of the Hours of the Virgin and Saint Ninian)

O God, who by the preaching of thy blessed servant Saint Ninian, didst cause the light of the Gospel to shine in the British Isles: Lead us by its brightness to become sons of a new . . . → Read More: Saint Ninian, Bishop in Galloway

Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross, from Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry.

Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world unto himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take . . . → Read More: Holy Cross

Saint Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage

Heiliger_Cyprianus

Saint Cyprian, by the Master of Meßkirch (active 1515–1540). From Wikipedia.

O Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Cyprian boldness to confess the Name of our Saviour Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give . . . → Read More: Saint Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage