Pentecost 17

O almighty God,
you are the author of everlasting happiness.
Sustain and comfort us in all the trials of this present life,
and receive us at last, in your presence,
with fullness of joy, and pleasure forevermore;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Collect for Trinity 16, The New Mozarabic Collects, #68

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St. Michael and All Angels

The Christian Church remembers God’s servants, the angels, on September 29. The festival is called “St. Michael and All Angels” because Michael is described in Scripture as the mighty prince or general over all the angels. See Daniel 12:1 and Revelation 12:7.

O Lord, King Eternal,
send us your holy angels
to defend us in both soul and body.
Just as you have called us
to share with them the blessedness of the world to come,
may we follow their example
and do your will on earth as it is in heaven;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Mozarabic, from The New Mozarabic Collects, #95

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An Anniversary of Ministry

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O God,
by your command the order of all time runs its course.
Look graciously on me your servant,
whom you have called into your ministry.
Mercifully preserve your gifts in me
so that my service may be pleasing to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Gelasian, in The New Ancient Collects, #576, Bright’s Ancient Collects, p. 194.1

 

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Pentecost 16

O Lord,
remember that we are dust,
and see the sorrow for sin in our hearts.
In the weakness of our flesh we can only fall.
By your mighty power lift us up;
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Collect for Trinity 15, The New Mozarabic Collects, #67

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St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

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On September 21, the Christian Church remembers St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. He was also known as Levi, son of Alphaeus. He was a tax collector, someone the Jews at the time would have regarded as a thief and a traitor. Matthew’s Gospel is written for Jewish readers, quoting the Old Testament and emphasizing Jesus as the fulfillment of prophecy.

O Lord Jesus Christ,
in your great goodness
you called Matthew the tax collector
to be your apostle and evangelist.
Give us the power to withstand temptation,
turn from all the temptations of the world,
and follow you without delay;
through your mercy, O our God,
you are blessed,
and live and govern all things,
now and forever.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic, from The New Mozarabic Collects, #94

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Pentecost 15

O almighty God, our heavenly Father,
renew in us the gifts of your mercy,
increase our faith, strengthen our hope,
enlighten our understanding,
enlarge our charity,
and make us ever ready to serve you,
both in body and soul;
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
Amen.

Source: Mozarabic Collect for Trinity 14, The New Mozarabic Collects, #66

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The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail

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O God,
you promised
that you would be with your Church
to the end of the age,
and that the gates of hell
will never prevail
against the apostolic confession.
Make your strength perfect in our weakness,
and keep your divine promise
and be present with your weakest members.
Give each of us what we ask,
as it pleases you,
guard us from the attacks of all our enemies,
and assure us with your presence.

Source: Leonine Sacramentary, Bright’s Ancient Collects, p. 97.2,  The New Ancient Collects, #322.

 

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