Advent 3 2018

THE COLLECT. O LORD Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare…

Advent 2 2018
Icon of the Root or Tree of Jesse. 13th century. Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai.

Advent 2 2018

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…

Advent 1 2018
Christ driving the moneychangers from [the] Temple. (1635). Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Etching.

Advent 1 2018

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…

The Sunday Next Before Advent 2018
The calling of SS Peter and Andrew. (1603-1606). Caravaggio (1571-1610). Oil on canvas

The Sunday Next Before Advent 2018

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…

Trinity 25 2018
Four angels holding back the winds, and the marking of the elect. (1498). Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Woodcut.

Trinity 25 2018

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…

Trinity 24 2018

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…

Trinity 21 2018

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…

Trinity 20 2018

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…

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