Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, Bishops, 1555; and Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1556

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The Collect: 

Rite I:
Keep us, O Lord, constant in faith and zealous in witness, that, like thy servants Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, we may live in thy fear, die in thy favor, and rest in thy peace; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Rite II:
Keep us, O Lord, constant in faith and zealous in witness, that, like your servants Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, we may live in your fear, die in your favor, and rest in your peace; for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
1 Corinthians 3:9-14

9For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.

10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. 12Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— 13the work of each builder will become visible, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each has done. 14If what has been built on the foundation survives, the builder will receive a reward.

Psalm: 
Psalm 142 or 124

1 I cry to the Lord with my voice; *
       to the Lord I make loud supplication.
2 I pour out my complaint before him *
       and tell him all my trouble.
3 When my spirit languishes within me, you know my path; *
       in the way wherein I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
4 I look to my right hand and find no one who knows me; *
       I have no place to flee to, and no one cares for me.
5 I cry out to you, O Lord; *
       I say, "You are my refuge,
       my portion in the land of the living."
6 Listen to my cry for help, for I have been brought very low; *
       save me from those who pursue me,
       for they are too strong for me.
7 Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to your Name; *
       when you have dealt bountifully with me,
       the righteous will gather around me.

or

1 If the Lord had not been on our side, *
       let Israel now say;
2 If the Lord had not been on our side, *
       when enemies rose up against us;
3 Then would they have swallowed us up alive *
       in their fierce anger toward us;
4 Then would the waters have overwhelmed us *
       and the torrent gone over us;
5 Then would the raging waters *
       have gone right over us.
6 Blessed be the Lord! *
       he has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; *
       the snare is broken, and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the Name of the Lord, *
       the maker of heaven and earth.

Gospel: 
John 15:20-16:1

20Remember the word that I said to you, “Servants are not greater than their master.” If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. 22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23Whoever hates me hates my Father also. 24If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not have sin. But now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 25It was to fulfil the word that is written in their law, “They hated me without a cause.”

26 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning.

1 ‘I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling.

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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