Henry Budd: Priest

Tuesday, December 22, 2015Thursday, December 22, 2016Friday, December 22, 2017Saturday, December 22, 2018
The Collect: 

Creator of light, we thank you for your priest Henry Budd, who carried the great treasure of Scripture to his people the Cree nation, earning their trust and love. Grant that his example may call us to reverence, orderliness and love, that we may give you glory in word and action; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Sirach 11:1-6, 14, 17

1 The wisdom of the humble lifts their heads high,
   and seats them among the great.
2 Do not praise individuals for their good looks,
   or loathe anyone because of appearance alone.
3 The bee is small among flying creatures,
   but what it produces is the best of sweet things.
4 Do not boast about wearing fine clothes,
   and do not exalt yourself when you are honoured;
for the works of the Lord are wonderful,
   and his works are concealed from humankind.
5 Many kings have had to sit on the ground,
   but one who was never thought of has worn a crown.
6 Many rulers have been utterly disgraced,
   and the honoured have been handed over to others.

14 Good things and bad, life and death,
   poverty and wealth, come from the Lord.
17 The Lord’s gift remains with the devout,
   and his favour brings lasting success.

Psalm: 
Psalm 29

1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, *
      ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name; *
     worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
   the God of glory thunders; *
     the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; *
     the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; *
     the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *
     and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;
   the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; *
     the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe *
     and strips the forests bare.
9 And in the temple of the Lord *
     all are crying, “Glory!”
10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; *
     the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.
11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; *
     the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

Epistle: 
1 Thessalonians 5:13-18

13esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the faint-hearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. 15See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. 16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Gospel: 
John 14:15-21

15 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.

18 ‘I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.’