Litany of Penitence

The Collect for Proper 26: The Sunday closest to November 2

Almighty and merciful God,it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service:Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen.(BCP 235) Historical introduction:  This ancient …

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The Collect for Proper 13: The Sunday closest to August 3

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church;and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help,protect and govern it always by your goodness;through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, for ever and ever. Amen.(BCP 232) The Gelasian sacramentary from the early 8th …

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