The Dorchester Chaplains: Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D. Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling, Lieutenant John P. Washington, 1943

Friday, February 03, 2017Saturday, February 03, 2018
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Holy God, who didst inspire the Dorchester chaplains to be models of steadfast sacrificial love in a tragic and terrifying time: Help us to follow their example, that their courageous ministry may inspire chaplains and all who serve, to recognize thy presence in the midst of peril; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
Holy God, you inspired the Dorchester chaplains to be models of steadfast sacrificial love in a tragic and terrifying time: Help us to follow their example, that their courageous ministry may inspire chaplains and all who serve, to recognize your presence in the midst of peril; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 
Joel 2:28-32

28 Then afterwards
   I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
   your old men shall dream dreams,
   and your young men shall see visions.
29 Even on the male and female slaves,
   in those days, I will pour out my spirit.

30 I will show portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. 32Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.

Psalm: 
Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, *
       a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, *
       and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea;
3 Though its waters rage and foam, *
       and though the mountains tremble at its tumult.
4 The LORD of hosts is with us; *
       the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
5 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, *
       the holy habitation of the Most High.
6 God is in the midst of her;
  she shall not be overthrown; *
       God shall help her at the break of day.
7 The nations make much ado, and the kingdoms are shaken; *
       God has spoken, and the earth shall melt away.
8 The LORD of hosts is with us; *
       the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
9 Come now and look upon the works of the LORD, *
       what awesome things he has done on earth.
10 It is he who makes war to cease in all the world; *
       he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear,
       and burns the shields with fire.
11 "Be still, then, and know that I am God; *
       I will be exalted among the nations;
       I will be exalted in the earth."
12 The LORD of hosts is with us; *
       the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

Epistle: 
Romans 8:15b-19, 38-39

15You have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ 16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel: 
John 15:9-14

9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

12 ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you.

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

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