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Trinity 2 2018

June 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Parable of the Great Banquet. (1934). Cicely Mary Barker (1895-1973). Triptych in oil

THE COLLECT.

O LORD, who never failest to help and govern them whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 1 2018

June 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus. (pub. 1891). Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Illustration.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, the strength of all them that put their trust in thee: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping of thy commandments we may please thee both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity Sunday 2018

May 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Shield of the Trinity. (c. 1247-1258). John of Wallingford (d. 1258) Ink and pigments on vellum
(British Library Cotton Julius D. VII folio 3v)

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that this holy faith may evermore be our defence against all adversities; who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Whitsunday 2018

May 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Apparuerunt illis dispertitae linguae (Acts 1:14) [There appeared to be tongues]. (1964).
Salvador Dali (1904-1989). Gouache on paper

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

O GOD, who makest us glad with the yearly remembrance of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon thy disciples in Jerusalem: Grant that we who celebrate before thee the Feast of Pentecost may continue thine for ever, and daily increase in thy Holy Spirit, until we come to thine eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Sunday After Ascension Day 2018

May 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Ascension. (1744-1751). Anton Schmidt (1713-1773). Fresco in the upper church of Calvary Banská Štiavnica

THE COLLECT.

O GOD the King of Glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven: We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Ascension Day 2018

May 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Ascension. (1958). Salvador Dalì (1904 – 1989). Oil on canvas.

THE COLLECT.

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Easter 5 2018

May 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jesus teaching his disciples. (1684). Illyas Basim Khuri Bazzi Rahib (17th c.). Illustrated Manuscript.

THE COLLECT.

O LORD, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Easter 4 2018

April 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

Christ taking leave of His Disciples. (15th c.). Ign (15th c). Pen and ink

THE COLLECT.

O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Easter 3 2018

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Landscape with classical ruins and Christ with his disciples on the road to Emmaus. (1632).
Bartholomeus Breenbergh (1598-1657).

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness: Grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may forsake those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Easter 2 2018

April 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jesus, the Good Shepherd. (3rd Century). Catacomb of Priscilla ( a Christian tomb beneath Rome).

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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