Epiphany II

01/20/2019

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The Collect.

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle....


Saint Wulfstan

01/19/2019

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Bishop and Confessor. 

This Wulfstan gained a great fame for holiness while he was a priest. He afterwards became a monk at Worcester, and in a short while was set to govern that church. So far as earthly learning was concerned, he was almost entirely...


Saint Canute

01/19/2019

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King and Martyr. 

Canute (the fourth of that name to be King of Denmark) ascended his earthly throne at the death of his half-brother, King Harold the Slothful, when the times were unsettled, and the light of faith was growing dim in a land which had...


Saints Maris, Martha, Audifax, and Habbakkuk

01/19/2019

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Martyrs. 

All that we can now learn of the holy Martyrs commemorated today is to be found in their Acts, which were compiled at some time after their passion, but are considered to contain some true records. According to which, Maris was a Persian of...


Saint Prisca

01/18/2019

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Virgin and Martyr. 

Of this Prisca (also called Priscilla), nothing is known with certainty save that from earliest times she hath been venerated at Rome as a Virgin and Martyr. The story which hath come down concerning her is that she was a noble Roman...


Commemoration of Saint Peter's Chair at Rome

01/18/2019

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When the twelve holy Apostles had received from the Holy Ghost the power to speak all languages, they divided the whole world into districts, which they severally allotted to...