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Sexagesima Sunday 2020

The Sower. (pub. 1864). Sir John Everett Millais, Bt (1829-1896). Wood engraving on paper. THE COLLECT. O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do: Mercifully…

Candlemas 2020

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple. (1304-1306.) Giotto (1266-1337). Fresco THE COLLECT. ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that, as thy only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple…

Epiphany 3 2020

The centurion appeals to Jesus on behalf of his servant, Codex Egberti, 10th century THE COLLECT. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth…

Epiphany 2 2020

The Wedding at Cana. (1562). Paolo Veronese (1528-1588). Oil on canvas THE COLLECT. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and…

Epiphany 1 2020

Christ disputing in the temple. (1543-1547.) Treviso (1500-1571). Oil on canvas THE COLLECT. O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people which call upon thee; and grant that they…

Christmas 2 2019

Adoration of the Shepherds. (1646.) Rembrandt Harmenez van Rijn (1616-1669). THE COLLECT. ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to…

Advent 4 2019

John the Baptist, Rogier van der Veyden, 15th c. THE COLLECT. RAISE up, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our…

Advent 3 2019

John the Baptist in Prison. 17th c. Cornelis Galle the Younger (1615-1679) after Jan van der Straet (1523-1605). THE COLLECT. O LORD Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to…

Advent 2 2019
Icon of the Root or Tree of Jesse. 13th century. Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai.

Advent 2 2019

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…

Sunday Next Before Advent

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (detail from the Ghent Altarpiece). (1432). Jan van Eyck (1390-1441). Oil on wood. THE COLLECT. STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that…

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