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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 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, December 07, 2008

1st and 2nd Sunday in Advent: The Collects from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer


The Collect.
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas-Eve.

The Collect.
BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

2 comments:

Augustinian Successor said...

Dear Brother Charlie,

Please don't worry; I'm not "into" Eastern Orthodoxy. I'm just interested to know more about it. I understand that you're travelling? Journey mercies to you and a blessed trip!

Charlie J. Ray said...

Thanks for your reply, Jason. Unfortunately there is very little Reformed response to Eastern Orthodoxy since the majority of the debates have been between Roman Catholicism in the west and the Protestants who called the Roman church to return to the "catholic" faith which was established by Christ and His apostles was handed down to us in the Holy Scriptures.

Eastern Orthodoxy, like the west, places tradition on par with Holy Scripture, which leads to all sorts of errors. The worst error is their denial of justification by faith alone. Equally erroneous is their denial of Scripture as the final authority in matters of doctrine and faith.

May the peace of God be with you!

Charlie

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