Ember Wednesday in Advent



The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves for this ministry; that thereby mankind may be drawn to thy blessed...

The Raising of Saint Lazarus, the Disciple of the Lord



The holy Evangelist John saith of Lazarus that he was the brother of Martha and Mary of Bethany, with whom our Lord was often wont to tarry during his earthly ministry, and that Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. And he saith further: When Jesus had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode...

Saint Eusebius



Bishop and Martyr.  

Eusebius, who was born on the Island of Sardinia about the year 283, became a lector in the Roman Church, and afterwards was made Bishop of ...