Special Collect. Eternal God, you called William Law to proclaim your glory, in a life of priestly prayer and pastoral zeal: keep the leaders of your Church faithful to you and bless your people through their ministry; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen More information on William Law
information on george herbert, priest, 1632 Special Collect. Everlasting God, you are the king of glory and the king of peace; grant that after the example of George Herbert, we may speak your praise, do all as in your sight and strive to set the peace of heaven within the hearts of all your people;… Continue reading George Herbert, Priest, 1632
Some information onPolycarp, bishop of smyrna and martyr, 156 Special collect for a Martyr Bishop. Merciful Lord, you strengthened your Church, by the steadfast courage of your bishop and martyr Polycarp: make us faithful in our sufferings, that with him we may receive the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Information on Mother Cecile Special Collect. Merciful God, you called Mother Cecile of Grahamstown, to a life of self-sacrifice for the sake of others; give us grace to follow her example, by dying to self and living for you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God our Father, our teacher and our guide, your servant James Mata Dwane preached the gospel of your Son and lived the gospel which he preached; grant that all of us by our lives, may proclaim the gospel that he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We pray today for the Martyrs of Japan. Lord God, your martyrs in Japan defied their persecutors and through their great love for you, endured the pain of death: grant that we may love you daily, more and more and faithfully bear witness to the name of Jesus; who is alive and reigns with you… Continue reading Martyrs of Japan, 1597
Special Collect Gracious God, your servant, the martyr Manche Masemola, accepted baptism in her own blood; grant that we who have not resisted to the point of death, may fulfill our baptismal vocation, by loving and serving you to the end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Reading 1 Peter 4:12-19Psalm 3Matthew 25:1-13
The Collect Almighty Father, your Son Jesus Christ was presented in the Temple and was acclaimed the glory of Israel and the light of the nations: grant that through him, we may be presented to you and reflect his glory in the world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The readings Malachi 3:1-4Psalm 84Hebrews 2:14-18Luke… Continue reading The presentation of our Lord in the temple
God of sacrificial love, your servant Charles Frederick MacKenzie by his death, brought the light of the gospel to Central Africa; grant that the leaders of your Church by dying by self, may bring forth a rich harvest for your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
The Collect God our Father, you enlightened your Church by the teaching of your servant Thomas Aquinas: enrich it with your heavenly grace and raise up faithful witnesses, who by their life and teaching, may proclaim the truth of your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Thomas of aquinas, Teacher of the faith