International Women’s Day

Peter von Cornelius The Three Marys at the Tomb

O Lord Jesus Christ, who hast given us a wonderful example of faith and obedience in the person of thy blessed Mother Mary: Grant us to see her image in all women, that we should treat them with honor and respect; and likewise vouchsafe to endow all women with the strength and courage of thy . . . → Read More: International Women’s Day

Daylight Saving Time Sunday

Pythagoreans celebrate sunrise

Almight God, Father of mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn the loss of an hour and dread the earlier coming of thy most bright and glorious morning light; that, casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love and tender mercies . . . → Read More: Daylight Saving Time Sunday

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

For a Civl Rights Worker

Photo of Frederick Douglass by George Kendall Warren. From the National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives Identifier (NAID) 558770., Public Domain, courtesy Wikimedia.

Almighty God, father of all mercies: We bless thy name for those who work to make justice a reality for all of thy children, . . . → Read More: Frederick Douglass

Saint Isaac the Great

Sahak Parthev Catholicos

Sahek Parthev Catholicos (Pontiff Isaac the Parthian) by Francesco Maggiotto (1750-1805)

Be mindful, Lord, of thy holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, and bless it with shepherds who will lead it as St Isaac the Great led the ancient church in Armenia: causing an alphabet to be created, and the Holy Bible to be translated . . . → Read More: Saint Isaac the Great

The Dorchester Chaplains

Escanaba Dorchester rescue

The Four Chaplains: Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling, and Lieutenant John P. Washington

Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Escanaba rescues Dorchester survivors,by an unattributed Coast Guard artist. From Wikipedia.

O Lord Jesus Christ, whose hast taught us that a man hath no greater love than to lay down . . . → Read More: The Dorchester Chaplains

R.I.P. Terry Jones

Galahad and the grail

A Grail Collect

Almighty God, Father of all mercies: Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, thy Holy Spirit to walk with us on our peculiar paths; and help us to see thy hand in all things, to keep a cheerful countenance in the face of adversity, and to look on the bright side of life; through Jesus . . . → Read More: R.I.P. Terry Jones

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Lt Col John Zebelean in memory of General Robert E. Lee.

Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020. The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Lt Col JOhn Zebelean in memory . . . → Read More: Altar Flowers — Epiphany II, Lee-Jackson Day, 19 January 2020

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

For New Year’s Eve

O God, who in the beginning of all things didst create heaven and earth: Grant that at this beginning of the year we may create a world filled with compassion and kindness, with mercy and forgiveness, with beauty and wonder; and help us, we beseech thee, to prepare for that last day when thy Son . . . → Read More: For New Year’s Eve

For Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Hoffman Christ And The Rich Young Ruler

O Lord Jesu Christ, who didst advise a rich young man to sell his possessions, distribute to the poor, and then follow him: Make us mindful in this time of plenty, that salvation lieth not in the accumulation of material goods; but rather that by feeding the poor, giving drink to the thirsty, taking in . . . → Read More: For Black Friday / Cyber Monday