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 Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Reformation Day Tribute to Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

I cannot confirm that all these quotes are actually written by Thomas Cranmer and at least one of them is a quote from the Bible. However, the extent to which even modern English is still influenced by the 1662 Book of Common Prayer is truly amazing. Note especially the quotes from traditional marriage vows used across many denominations. This is a truly moving piece for Reforming Anglicans. It saddens me that Tractarians and Anglo-Catholics do not get it. The Scriptures and the Gospel cost Cranmer his very life.

May we never forget. Anglicans all over the world should remember the father of the English Reformation this Sunday, which will be Reformation Sunday all around the world.

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