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Kateri Tekakwitha, Prophetic Witness, 1680

The Collect:

Rite I:
Almighty and everliving God, who didst open the heart of Kateri Tekakwitha to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ and to devote her life to thy service: Grant us the same zeal of devotion to persevere in faith through the trials and tribulations of our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rite II:
Almighty and everliving God, who opened the heart of Kateri Tekakwitha to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ and to devote her life to your service: Grant us the same zeal of devotion to persevere in faith through the trials and tribulations of our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

First Lesson: 1 Kings 19:19–21

19 So he set out from there, and found Elisha son of Shaphat, who was ploughing. There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle over him. 20 He left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, ‘Let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.’ Then Elijah said to him, ‘Go back again; for what have I done to you?’ 21 He returned from following him, took the yoke of oxen, and slaughtered them; using the equipment from the oxen, he boiled their flesh, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out and followed Elijah, and became his servant.

Psalm: Psalm 6

1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger; *
       do not punish me in your wrath.
2 Have pity on me, Lord, for I am weak; *
       heal me, Lord, for my bones are racked.
3 My spirit shakes with terror; *
       how long, O Lord, how long?
4 Turn, O Lord, and deliver me; *
       save me for your mercy’s sake.
5 For in death no one remembers you; *
       and who will give you thanks in the grave?
6 I grow weary because of my groaning; *
       every night I drench my bed
       and flood my couch with tears.
7 My eyes are wasted with grief *
       and worn away because of all my enemies.
8 Depart from me, all evildoers, *
       for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my supplication; *
       the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be confounded and quake with fear; *
       they shall turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

Gospel: Matthew 8:18–22

18 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19 A scribe then approached and said, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ 20 And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’ 21 Another of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ 22 But Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’

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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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