Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

Christ Handing the Keys to St Peter

O God, who didst bestow upon thy blessed Apostle Saint Peter the keys of the kingdom in heaven, and didst appoint unto him the priesthood for the binding and the loosing of sin: Grant, we beseech thee, that by the help of his intercession we may be delivered from the bonds of all our iniquities; . . . → Read More: Saint Peter’s Chair at Antioch

Missionaries and Martyrs

da costa hours all martyrs

O Eternal Lord God, who by the noble fortitude of missionaries and martyrs hast caused thy Word to grow mightily and to prevail: Pour thy Spirit upon the Church in the land that, by the service and sacrifice of our faith, thy saving health may be known among the nations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Missionaries and Martyrs

Sexagesima Sunday: Second Sunday before Lent  

Chi Rho mosaic

Chi Rho mosaic from Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery

O Lord God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do: Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine baptizing saint Lucilla

St Valentine baptizing Saint Lucilla by Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) (1510—1592). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Almighty God, by whose grace and power thy holy Martyr Valentine triumphed over suffering and despised death: Grant, we beseech the, that enduring hardness and waxing valiant in fight, we may with him . . . → Read More: Saint Valentine

Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent

Chi Rho mosaic

Chi Rho mosaic from Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery

O Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth . . . → Read More: Septuagesima Sunday: the Third Sunday before Lent

Saint Scholastica

Kleinmariazell Altar Scholastica

Saint Scholastica Altar in the Kleinmariazell, Wienerwald, Austria

Blessed be thou, O Heavenly Father, for thy holy Virgin Saint Scholastica, who sought in this life to walk before thee with a perfect heart and now with all the redeemed rejoiceth eternally; through the merits and grace of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who . . . → Read More: Saint Scholastica

Saint Teilo

Celtic Cross

Almighty and most merciful Lord, who didst encourage the Church by the example of thy holy Bishop and Confessor Saint Teilo: Grant unto us thy servants that, remembering the victory of his faith, we too may learn to overcome the world and to glorify thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Saint Cornelius the Centurion

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout: Vision of Cornelius the Centurion

Vision of Cornelius the Centurion, by Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621–1674). Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia

O God, who by thy Spirit didst call Cornelius the Centurion to be the first Christian among the Gentiles: Grant to thy Church, we beseech thee, such a ready will to go where thou dost send and . . . → Read More: Saint Cornelius the Centurion

Saint Titus

Titus ordained by Paul

Titus ordained by Paul

O God, who by thine Apostle Saint Paul didst consecrate thy servant Titus a Bishop in the Church, that he might set in order things that were wanting: Give grace, we humbly beseech thee, to the Bishops and Pastors of thy flock, that they may supply in every place faithful . . . → Read More: Saint Titus

Saint Agatha

Alessandro Turchi: Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison

Saint Agatha Attended by Saint Peter and an Angel in Prison by Alessandro Turchi (1578–1649). Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia.

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst strengthen thy holy Martyr Saint Agatha with the virtue of constancy in faith and truth: Grant us for love of thee to despise the prosperity of this . . . → Read More: Saint Agatha