Nicene Creed

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) Historical introduction:  This ancient Collect, which dates from …

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The Collect for Proper 24: The Sunday closest to October 19

Almighty and everlasting God,in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:Preserve the works of your mercy,that your Church throughout the world may perseverewith steadfast faith in the confession 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 235) Historical …

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The Collect for Proper 22: The Sunday closest to October 5

Almighty and everlasting God,you are always more ready to hear than we to pray,and to give more than we either desire or deserve:Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy,forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask,except through the merits …

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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) Historical introduction:  This Collect, originally composed for …

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The Collect for Proper 11:  The Sunday closest to July 20

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom,you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking:Have compassion on our weakness,and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not,and for our blindness we cannot ask;through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns with you and …

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The Collect for the Seventh Sunday of Easter:  The Sunday after the Ascension

O God, the King of glory,you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumphto your kingdom in heaven:Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us,and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before;who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, in …

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