John Henry Hobart: Bishop of New York, 1830

Tuesday, September 12, 2017Wednesday, September 12, 2018Thursday, September 12, 2019Saturday, September 12, 2020
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Revive thy Church, Lord God of hosts, whensoever it doth fall into complacency and sloth, by raising up devoted leaders, like thy servant John Henry Hobart whom we remember this day; and grant that their faith and vigor of mind may awaken thy people to thy message and their mission; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
Revive your Church, Lord God of hosts, whenever it falls into complacency and sloth, by raising up devoted leaders, like your servant John Henry Hobart whom we remember today; and grant that their faith and vigor of mind may awaken your people to your message and their mission; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Jude 20–21, 24–25

20But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; 21keep yourselves in the love of God; look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

24 Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to make you stand without blemish in the presence of his glory with rejoicing, 25to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time and now and for ever. Amen.

Psalm: 
Psalm 78:3-7 or 133

3 That which we have heard and known,
  and what our forefathers have told us, *
        we will not hide from their children.
4 We will recount to generations to come
  the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the Lord, *
        and the wonderful works he has done.
5 He gave his decrees to Jacob
  and established a law for Israel, *
       which he commanded them to teach their children;
6 That the generations to come might know,
  and the children yet unborn; *
       that they in their turn might tell it to their children;
7 So that they might put their trust in God, *
       and not forget the deeds of God,
       but keep his commandments;

or

1 Oh, how good and pleasant it is, *
       when brethren live together in unity!
2 It is like fine oil upon the head *
       that runs down upon the beard,
3 Upon the beard of Aaron, *
       and runs down upon the collar of his robe.
4 It is like the dew of Hermon *
       that falls upon the hills of Zion.
5 For there the Lord has ordained the blessing: *
       life for evermore.

Gospel: 
John 17:11b-19

11Jesus prayed, "Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. 12While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. 14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. 16They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.

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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