Cyril: Bishop of Jerusalem, 386

Monday, March 18, 2013
The Collect: 

Strengthen, O Lord, the bishops of your Church in their special calling to be teachers and ministers of the Sacraments, so that they, like your servant Cyril of Jerusalem, may effectively instruct your people in Christian faith and practice; and that we, taught by them, may enter more fully into the celebration of the Paschal mystery; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 47:8-10
Psalm 122
Hebrews 13:14–21
Luke 24:44-48