Feria (Septuagesima)

02/19/2019

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The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and, reigneth with thee and the...


Saint Simeon

02/18/2019

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Bishop and Martyr. 

In the thirteenth Chapter of Saint Matthew we read of a Simon (ordinarily called Simeon), who is described as a kinsman of our Lord Jesus Christ. His father was Cleopas, who is believed to have been a brother of blessed Joseph, our...


Septuagesima

02/17/2019

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The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and, reigneth with thee and the...


Saint Finan

02/17/2019

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Bishop and Confessor. 

Finan was an Irish monk from Iona, who succeeded Saint Aidan as Bishop of Lindisfarne. It should be remembered that news of Christ was brought to England from two quarters. Kent and all the south received the Gospel from Rome...