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

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer: Trusting in Our Own Works

Some set their trust in their own works, thinking that by them they may be delivered from sin, reconciled to the favor of God, justified before Him, and by them also attain to eternal salvation.

These have their merits and works in the stead of God.  This is the greatest idolatry that can be under the sun, and a plain denial of the faith in Christ, as hereafter it shall be declared unto you at large in the treatise of faith.

Cranmer's Catechism, The First Commandment.

Reasonable Christian Blog Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen. 1662 Book of Common Prayer

1 comment:

Charlie J. Ray said...

I forgot to mention that I revised the spelling of the original words into modern spelling standards so that the average reader could understand Cranmer's writing. You can view the original context and spelling by clicking on the links.

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