John Coleridge Patteson: Bishop of Melanesia

Tuesday, September 20, 2016Wednesday, September 20, 2017Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Collect: 

Almighty God, you called your faithful servant John Coleridge Patteson and his companions to be witnesses and martyrs in the islands of Melanesia, and by their labors and sufferings raised up a people for your own possession: Pour out your Holy Spirit upon your Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many, your holy Name may be glorified and your kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Jeremiah 22:1-4
Psalm: 
Psalm 119:49-56
Epistle: 
1 Peter 4:12-19
Gospel: 
Mark 8:34-38