William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest

William Muhlenberg

Portrait of William Augustus Muhlenberg, author unknown. From Wikipedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst enkindle the flame of thy love in the heart of thy servant William Augustus Muhlenberg: Grant to us, thy humble servants, the same faith and power of love; that, as we rejoice in his triumph, we may profit . . . → Read More: William Augustus Muhlenberg, Priest

Wednesday in Holy Week (Spy Wednesday)

Christ Taken Prisoner

Assist us mercifully with thy help, O Lord God of our salvation; that we may enter with joy upon the meditation of those mighty acts, whereby thou hast given unto us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Christ Taken Prisoner, by Giuseppe Cesari (568–1640). From . . . → Read More: Wednesday in Holy Week (Spy Wednesday)

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide

Cogniet Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

Massacre of the Innocents, by Léon Cogniet (1794–1880). From Musée des Beaux-Arts, via Alamy.

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Rwandan Genocide. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the . . . → Read More: Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide

Tuesday in Holy Week 

Christ at the Column

O Lord God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Monday in Holy Week

The Agony in the Garden Giuseppe Cesari

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ . . . → Read More: Monday in Holy Week

Palm Sunday  

Entry into Jerusalem

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem by Pietro Lorenzetti (c. 1280–1348). From Wikipedia

¶ This Collect is to be said every day, after the Collect appointed for the day, until Good Friday.

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to . . . → Read More: Palm Sunday  

Martin Luther King, Jr

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

Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor

Ambrose and Theodosius

Saint Ambrose barring Theodosius from Milan Cathedral, by Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641). From Wikipedia.

Replenish the Church, O Lord God, with the spirit of boldness, to judge righteous judgement; with the spirit of sound learning, to interpret thy truth; with the spirit of worship to magnify thy mercy in the beauty of holiness: . . . → Read More: Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor

Reginald Heber, Bishop

Portrait of Reginald Heber

Portrait of Reginald Heber, by Thomas Phillips (1770–1826). From Wikipedia.

Give grace, we beseech thee, Almighty God, to us thy people, and to the Pastors of thy flock; that, following the example of Reginald thy Bishop and Confessor, we may in contempt of worldly motives obey to the end thy heavenly precepts, and . . . → Read More: Reginald Heber, Bishop

Saint Richard, Bishop of Chichester

Celtic Cross

Almighty God, who pouredst thy grace richly upon Saint Richard, and madest him a true overseer of thy Church in this land: Grant unto the clergy, after his example, not seeking their own advancement, to spend themselves for their people’s sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

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