Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Sunday, August 25, 2019THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 16)
Sunday, August 18, 2019SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN
August 15 is a major feast day in both the west and the east. On this date, the Roman Church celebrates the Assumption of Mary, or her bodily ascent into Heaven after her death, while the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the Dormition, or Falling Asleep, of Mary, also referring to the end of her life on earth.
The Episcopal Church and much of the wider Anglican Communion calls this day the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. While this title doesn't focus specifically on the end of Mary's life, as the Roman and Eastern feast names do, we still use the same prayers and lessons as these two older traditions.
At Saint Thomas we celebrate this feast twice:
- August 15: the feast day itself, with services in the Lady Chapel (Chantry Chapel)
- The Sunday closest to August 15, which includes a Festal Eucharist at 11am.
O God, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thy incarnate Son: Grant that we, who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sunday, August 11, 2019THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 14)
Genesis 15:1-6 , Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 , Luke 12:32-40
Sunday, August 4, 2019THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 13)
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 , Colossians 3:1–11 , Luke 12:13-21
Sunday, July 28, 2019THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr 12)
O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Luke Luke 11:1-13
Sunday, July 21, 2019THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr 11)
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion, we beseech thee, upon our infirmities, and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, mercifully give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Genesis 18:1-10a , Colossians 1:15–28 , Luke 10:38-42
Sunday, July 14, 2019THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr 10)
Deuteronomy 30:9-14 , I Corinthians 1:1-14 , Luke 10:25-37
Sunday, July 7, 2019THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 9)
O God, who hast taught us to keep all thy commandmentsby loving thee and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to thee with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Isaiah 66:10-14 , Galatians 6:1-16 , Luke 10:1-11, 16-20