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Trinity 5, 2017

July 16, 2017 at 6:59 am

Jesus preaching at the Sea of Galilee. (1866). Gustave Doré (1832 – 1883). Engraving.

THE COLLECT.

GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 4, 2017

July 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

De parable der blinden (1568). Pieter Ruegel the Elder (c. 1525 – 1569). Distemper on linen canvas.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 3, 2017

July 2, 2017 at 6:30 am

The Good Shepherd. (1900). Alfred Usher Soord (1868 – 1915). Oil on canvas.

THE COLLECTS.

O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O GOD, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his manifold labours in remembrance, may show forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 2, 2017

June 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

Parable of the Great Banquet (c. 1525). The Brunswick Monogrammist (ign.). Oil on panel.

THE COLLECT.

O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist 2017

June 24, 2017 at 7:00 am

Natività del battista. (c. 1526). Jacopo Carucci da Pontormo (1494 – 1557). Pain on desco da parto.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour, by preaching of repentance: Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching, and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

With the following, for CANADA, if desired.

O GOD, who didst lead the fathers of our nation into this land of Canada, and hast increased us by thy favour: Grant, we beseech thee, that we who now enter into their inheritance, may prove ourselves a people mindful of thy mercies and ready to do thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Trinity 1, 2017

June 18, 2017 at 7:00 am

Parable of the Rich Man and the Beggar Lazarus. (c. 1035-1040). Codex Aureus Epternacensis (Golden Gospels), Illuminated Manuscript, Folio 78 recto. Pergament.

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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The Octave Day of Pentecost, commonly called Trinity Sunday 2017

June 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities (‘The Pedroso Murillo’). (c. 1675 – 82). Bartholomé Esteban Murillo (1617 – 1682). Oil on canvas.

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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The Day of Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday 2017

June 4, 2017 at 7:00 am

Pentecôte. (1732). Jean II Restout (1692 – 1768). Oil on canvas.

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 2017

May 28, 2017 at 7:00 am

L’Ascension. (1879). Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Oil on canvas.

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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The Ascension Day 2017

May 25, 2017 at 7:00 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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