Saint John Fisher

06/27/2016

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Bishop and Martyr.  

This John Fisher was a priest who, in the time of King Henry VII, was made Bishop of Rochester, which church he ruled for three and thirty years, and earnestly built up the same by his toils, fastings, and many other good works. He...


Trinity V

06/26/2016

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The Collect.

GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. iii. 8.

Saints John and Paul

06/26/2016

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Martyrs.  

John and Paul are reputed to have been martyred at Rome about the year 362, but no historical records remain as to their passion. However, in the fourth century relicks, which were believed to be theirs, were deposited on the Caelian Hill...


Saint William

06/25/2016

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Abbot

This William was born of gentle parents at Vercelli, Lombardy, in 1085. It is said that at fourteen years of age he was impelled, by a strange earnestness for holiness, to undertake a pilgrimage to the far-famed Church of Saint James at...