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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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Easter 5, commonly called Rogation Sunday, 2017

May 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

Christ teaching the Lord’s Prayer (c. 1200). Ign.

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, 2017

May 14, 2017 at 7:00 am

Christ taking leave of the Apostles. (1308-1311). Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260-1318). Tempera on wood.

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, 2017

May 7, 2017 at 7:00 am

Christ appears to two pilgrim apostles in Emmaus. (1308-1311). Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260-1318). Tempera on wood.

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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The Octave Day of Easter, 2017

April 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas. (1601-1602).
Caravaggio (1571-1610). Oil on canvas.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Propers for the Octave Day of Easter

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Easter Day 2017

April 16, 2017 at 7:00 am

Icon of Christ’s Descent into Hades and the Resurrection

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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Good Friday 2017

April 14, 2017 at 7:00 am

The Darkness at the Crucifixion. (1866). Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Woodcut

THE COLLECTS.

ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Thursday in Holy Week 2017

April 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

THE COLLECTS.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also he made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O GOD, who in a wonderful sacrament hast left unto us a memorial of thy passion: Grant us so to reverence the holy mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may ever know within ourselves the fruit of thy redemption; who livest and reignest with the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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Tuesday in Holy Week 2017

April 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

Crucifixion of Jesus. (1866). Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Woodcut.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Monday in Holy Week 2017

April 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

Jesus and the disciples at the Last Supper. (1866-1870). Gustave Doré (1832-1883). Woodcut.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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