Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Friday, September 21, 2012

Today's Collect: St. Matthew the Apostle and Martyr

Today's collect is for St. Matthew the Apostle and Martyr.  If you know how to read the Morning and Evening Prayer service I do encourage you to do so.  Just follow the links for the Scripture lessons/readings.  If you follow this reading plan you will not only read through the Psalms several times during the year but you will cover the entire Old Testament and the New Testament.  Also, you will read the written prayers which are all drawn from the Scriptures.  I would say that 98% of what is in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is Scripture.

Saint Matthew the Apostle.
The Collect.
O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist; Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

1662 Book of Common Prayer: Daily Prayer:  Morning Prayer:  St. Matthew the Apostle and Martyr

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