Sunday, November 1, 2015ALL SAINTS' DAY
At Saint Thomas, we celebrate All Saints' Day on November 1 and then the Solemnity of All Saints on the Sunday after All Saints' Day.
Over the years, there have been many sermon on the saints. Here are a few:
O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
Monday, November 2, 2015ALL SOULS' DAY
As you remember and pray for all the faithful departed, you might find these sermons helpful:
Spiritual Wholeness -- The Resurrection by Fr Mead (2002)
Why Pray for the Dead? by Fr Mead (2003)
Pray for the Departed by Fr Mead (2006)
Prayer for the Dead Fr Mead (2007)
Back from the Dead by Fr Mead (2008)
The Souls Departed -- Safe and Sound by Fr Mead (2008)
The Strange World of the Resurrection by Fr Austin (2010)
O God, the Maker and Redeemer of all believers: Grant to the faithful departed the unsearchable benefits of the passion of thy Son; that on the day of his appearing they may be manifested as thy children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015Richard Hooker
Priest and Theologian
A favorite of our own Fr Austin, Richard Hooker is author of the masterpiece Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity and a great defender of the Book of Common Prayer.
O God of truth and peace, who didst raise up thy servant Richard Hooker in a day of bitter controversy to defend with sound reasoning and great charity the catholic and reformed religion: Grant that we may maintain that middle way, not as a compromise for the sake of peace, but as a comprehension for the sake of truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.