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Martyrs of the Reformation Era

The Collect:

Rite I:
Almighty and Most Merciful God, give to thy Church that peace which the world cannot give, and grant that those who have been divided on earth may be reconciled in heaven, and share together in the vision of thy glory; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Rite II:
Almighty and Most Merciful God, give to your Church that peace which the world cannot give, and grant that those who have been divided on earth may be reconciled in heaven, and share together in the vision of your glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 2 Corinthians 4:7–12

7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

Psalm: Psalm 51:10–17

10 Hide your face from my sins *
       and blot out all my iniquities.
11 Create in me a clean heart, O God, *
       and renew a right spirit within me.
12 Cast me not away from your presence *
       and take not your holy Spirit from me.
13 Give me the joy of your saving help again *
       and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
14 I shall teach your ways to the wicked, *
       and sinners shall return to you.
15 Deliver me from death, O God, *
       and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness,
       O God of my salvation.
16 Open my lips, O Lord, *
       and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
17 Had you desired it, I would have offered sacrifice, *
       but you take no delight in burnt-offerings.

Gospel: Matthew 7:1–6

7‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2For with the judgement you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your neighbour, “Let me take the speck out of your eye”, while the log is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbour’s eye.

6‘Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.

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Liturgical Calendar

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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