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The Collect for Proper 21: The Sunday closest to September 28

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity:Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises,may become partakers of your heavenly treasure;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 234) Historical introduction:  …

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The Collect for Proper 25: The Sunday closest to October 26

Almighty and everlasting God,increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity;and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 235) Marion Hatchett states:  “The message [of this Collect] …

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The Collect for Proper 16: The Sunday closest to August 24

Grant, O merciful God,that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit,may show forth your power among all peoples,to the glory of your Name;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 232-3) Marion Hatchett states that this Collect, originally …

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