Polycarp: Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156

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The Collect: 

O God, the maker of heaven and earth, you gave your venerable servant, the holy and gentle Polycarp, boldness to confess Jesus Christ as King and Savior, and steadfastness to die for his faith; Give us grace, following his example, to share the cup of Christ and rise to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Numbers 23:5-12
Psalm: 
Psalm 121
Epistle: 
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Gospel: 
Matthew 20:20-23