Hilda: Abbess of Whitby, 680

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The Collect: 

Rite I:
O God of peace, by whose grace the abbess Hilda was endowed with gifts of justice, prudence, and strength to rule as a wise mother over the nuns and monks of her household, and to become a trusted and reconciling friend to leaders of the Church: Give us the grace to recognize and accept the varied gifts thou dost bestow on men and women, that our common life may be enriched and thy gracious will be done; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Rite II:
O God of peace, by whose grace the abbess Hilda was endowed with gifts of justice, prudence, and strength to rule as a wise mother over the nuns and monks of her household, and to become a trusted and reconciling friend to leaders of the Church: Give us the grace to recognize and accept the varied gifts you bestow on men and women, that our common life may be enriched and your gracious will be done; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Proverbs 6:20-23

20 My child, keep your father’s commandment,
   and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
21 Bind them upon your heart always;
   tie them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will lead you;
   when you lie down, they will watch over you;
   and when you awake, they will talk with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
   and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

Psalm: 
Psalm 113

1 Hallelujah!
  Give praise, you servants of the Lord; *
       praise the Name of the Lord.
2 Let the Name of the Lord be blessed, *
       from this time forth for evermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to its going down *
       let the Name of the Lord be praised.
4 The Lord is high above all nations, *
       and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the Lord our God, who sits enthroned on high *
       but stoops to behold the heavens and the earth?
6 He takes up the weak out of the dust *
       and lifts up the poor from the ashes.
7 He sets them with the princes, *
       with the princes of his people.
8 He makes the woman of a childless house *
       to be a joyful mother of children.

Epistle: 
Ephesians 4:1-6

1I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

Gospel: 
Matthew 19:27-29

27 Then Peter said in reply, ‘Look, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?’ 28Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man is seated on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life.