In Memoriam Heather Heyer

Heather Heyer

For All True Martyrs

Heather Heyer’s Facebook cover photo from 19 November 2016.

O Lord God, whose Son hath taught us that the greatest love is to lay down one’s life for one’s friends: we bless thee for the example of all thy martyrs, especially Heather, who have answered pride with humility, anger . . . → Read More: In Memoriam Heather Heyer

For the Victims of the Vehicular Assault in Charlottesville

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the attack in Charlottesville, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant the people . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Vehicular Assault in Charlottesville

In memoriam Fr Jacques Hamel

martyrdom of st stephen by carracci

For All True Martyrs

The Martyrdom of St Stephen by Annibale Carracci (1560—1609)

O Lord God, whose Son hath taught us that the greatest love is to lay down one’s life for one’s friends: we bless thee for the example of Fr Jacques Hamel, who answered pride with humility, anger with forgiveness, and . . . → Read More: In memoriam Fr Jacques Hamel

For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Munich

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the mass shooting in Munich, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant the . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Munich

For the Victims of the Vehicular Assault in Nice

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the attack in Nice, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant the people . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Vehicular Assault in Nice

For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Istanbul

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the terrorist attack in Istanbul, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant the . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Istanbul

Faith and Deeds

Fedor Bronnikov Parable of Lazarus

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their . . . → Read More: Faith and Deeds

For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Orlando

The Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of an Act of Terrorism

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the mass shooting in Orlando, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant our . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Mass Shooting in Orlando

For the Victims of the Terrorst Attack in Lahore

Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace and rest to those whose lives were taken in the terrorist attack in Lahore, and comfort those who mourn them. Give strength and courage to those who were injured, and bless those who minister unto them. Grant the people of Pakistan the resolve to carry on . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Terrorst Attack in Lahore

For the Victims of the Terrorst Attacks in Brussels

Brussels at night

Written for remembrance of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15th, 2013, and first used on Sunday, April 21st, 2013. Reused on September 22nd, 2013, for the victims of the shooting at the Navy Yard, Washington, DC, and on too many occasions since.

Merciful God in heaven: Grant, we beseech thee, peace . . . → Read More: For the Victims of the Terrorst Attacks in Brussels