William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, and Maria Stewart, 1879, Prophetic Witnesses

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The Collect: 

Rite I:
God, in whose service alone is perfect freedom: We give thanks to thee for William Lloyd Garrison and Maria Stewart, who witnessed that all are made in thine image and likeness. Fill us, like them, with the perseverance to break every chain of enslavement that, by thy Holy Spirit, thy people may overcome bondage and ignorance; through the merits of Jesus Christ our redeemer, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Rite II:
God, in whose service alone is perfect freedom: We thank you for for William Lloyd Garrison and Maria Stewart, who witnessed that all are made in your image and likeness. Fill us, like them, with the perseverance to break every chain of enslavement that, by your Holy Spirit, your people may overcome bondage and ignorance; through the merits of Jesus Christ our redeemer, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for 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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