Feria in Trinitytide (Sunday Next Before Advent)



The Collect.

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5.

Thanksgiving Day (USA)



The Collect.

O MOST merciful Father, who hast blessed the labours of the husbandman in the returns of the fruits of the earth; We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving-kindness to us, that our land may still yield her increase,...

Saint Sylvester




This Sylvester was born of the noble family of Gozzolini, at Osimo, Italy, and in his youth was a wonderful example both in regard to letters and good living. He was sent to study law at Bologna and Padua, but soon abandoned this for sacred...

Saint Peter of Alexandria



Bishop and Martyr. 

This Peter, of whom the historian Eusebius hath written, succeeded that eminent man, Saint Theonas, as Pope of Alexandria, in the year of our Lord 300. And the glory of his holiness and teaching hath enlightened not Egypt only, but...