Wednesday Before Easter

04/16/2014

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The Collect.

ASSIST us mercifully with thy help, O Lord God of our salvation; that we may enter with joy upon the medi-tation of those mighty acts, whereby thou hast given unto us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Heb. ix....


Tuesday Before Easter

04/15/2014

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The Collect.

O LORD God, whose blessed Son, our Saviour, gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame; Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our...


Monday Before Easter

04/14/2014

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The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified; Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son...


Saint Justin

04/14/2014

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Martyr. 

Justin the Philosopher, usually surnamed Martyr, was the first to defend the Christian religion in written works of any considerable length. Wherefrom we learn that he was born in Palestine, probably about the year 100, of pagan parents, whom...


Saints Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus

04/14/2014

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Martyrs. 

Tiburtius, Valerian, and Maximus have been honoured as Martyrs from an early date; and the Catacomb of Saint Callistus, where their bodies were found, was known at one time as the Cemetery of Saint Tiburtius. Their story is to be found in the...