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Advent 2 2018

December 9, 2018 at 5:00 am

Icon of the Root or Tree of Jesse. 13th century. Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai.

THE COLLECT.

BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Advent 1 2018

December 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Christ driving the moneychangers from [the] Temple. (1635). Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Etching.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and ever. Amen.

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The Sunday Next Before Advent 2018

November 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

The calling of SS Peter and Andrew. (1603-1606). Caravaggio (1571-1610). Oil on canvas

THE COLLECT.

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 25 2018

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Four angels holding back the winds, and the marking of the elect. (1498). Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Woodcut.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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Trinity 24 2018

November 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Squared-up drawings of soldiers. (1920-1921). David Jones (1895 – 1974). Ink and pencil on paper.

THE COLLECT.

O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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Trinity 23 2018 in the Ocatave of All Saints

November 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

Adoration of the Trinity. (1509-1511). Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528). Oil on poplar panel.

THE COLLECT.
O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness: Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude 2018

October 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Saint Simon en crios et Saint Jude con decole. (ign.). Anon. (ign.). Illuminated manuscript.

THE COLLECT.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O HEAVENLY Father, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning: We bless thy holy Name for the witness of James and Jude, the kinsmen of the Lord, and pray that we may be made true members of thy heavenly family; through him who willed to be the firstborn among many brethren, even the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy house hold the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 21 2018

October 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Christ and the Nobleman of Capernaum. (c. 1630). Bartholomeus Breenbergh (1600-1657). Oil on panel.

THE COLLECT.

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 20 2018

October 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. (1432). Jan van Eyck (1390-1441). Oil on oak panel.

THE COLLECT.

O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 19 2018 (Harvest Thanksgiving)

October 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Des glaneuses (The Gleaners). (1857). Jean-François Millet (1814-1875). Oil on Canvas.

THE COLLECTS.

O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who crownest the year with thy goodness, and hast given unto us the fruits of the earth in their season: Give us grateful hearts, that we may unfeignedly thank thee for all thy loving-kindness, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee: Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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