Feast of St Stephen the Martyr

December 26, 2013 at 12:01 am

THE COLLECT
Grant, O Lord, that in all our sufferig here upon earth, for the testimony of thy truth, we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by failth behold the glory that shall be revealed; and, being filled with teh Holy Spirit, may learn to love and bless our persecutors, by the example of thy first Martyr Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God to succour all those that suffer for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

Lectionary for Feast of St Stephen the Martyr