Christ the King

10/26/2014

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Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who has exalted thy beloved Son to be King over all worlds, and has willed in him to make all things new: mercifully grant that the kindreds of the earth who are wounded and dispersed by sin; may speedily be knit together...


Blessed Alfred the Great

10/26/2014

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King and Confessor. 

Today is the commemoration of the Feast Blessed Alfred the Great.  Alfred was the fifth son of Ethelwulf, or Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, and Osburh, his queen, of the royal house of the Jutes of Wight…  


Trinity XIX

10/26/2014

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The Collect.

O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17.

Saint Evaristus

10/26/2014

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Pope and Martyr

Evaristus, it is believed, was the successor of Saint Clement in the See of Rome. The Pontifical Book saith that he was by birth a Grecian Jew, and held the Popedom in the reign of the Emperor Trajan; and that it was he who divided...


Saints Crispin and Crispinian

10/25/2014

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Martyrs.

Crispin and his brother Crispinian, were preachers of Christ, who, in imitation of the Apostle Paul, supported themselves by their own handwork.  

During the day they preached Christ, and at night they worked...


Saints Chrysanthus and Daria

10/25/2014

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Martyrs

Chrysanthus and Daria were put to death for Christ, most probably about the year 283, for they were venerated as Martyrs at Rome at a very early date. Not until the fifth century, however, was their Book of Acts composed, wherefrom cometh the...


Saint Raphael

10/24/2014

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Saint Raphael the Archangel.

Raphael by interpretation is: The Medicine of God. Consider therefore the three remedies bestowed upon us by Raphael which are, as in were, medicines to heal our sickness. First of all Raphael the physician would deliver...