Samuel Ajayi Crowther: Bishop in the Niger Territories, 1891

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The Collect: 

Rite I:
O God, who dost lead those whom thou lovest from captivity into the grace of the Gospel, we give thanks to thee for Samuel Crowther, whom thou didst call to become a bishop in thy Church: Grant that thy Holy Word may be heard, loved, and lived in all corners of the world, that we and all thy people may proclaim, by word and example, the Good News of God in Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Rite II:
O God who leads those whom you love from captivity into the grace of the Gospel, we thank you for Samuel Crowther, whom you called to become a bishop in your Church: Grant that your Holy Word may be heard, loved, and lived in all corners of the world, that we and all your people may proclaim, by word and example, the Good News of God in Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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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