Terce on Wednesday

Wednesday at Terce – How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! ~Psalm 119: 103

A Prayer for Election Day

A Prayer for Election Day – Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill...

Martin de Porres

November 3 – Martin de Porres (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639) A lay brother of the Dominican Order who lived in Lima, Peru. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony. He was noted for work on behalf of the poor, establishing an orphanage and a...

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

November 2 – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) – Eternal God, our maker and redeemer, grant us, with all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of your Son’s saving passion and glorious resurrection that, in the last day, when you gather up all things in Christ, we may with them enjoy the...

Second Vespers of All Saints

Second Vespers of All Saints – Lesson – Do not be mismated with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and iniquity? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Be′lial? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For...

All Saints’ Day

November 1 – All Saints’ Day The earliest certain observance of a feast in honor of all the saints is an early fourth-century commemoration of “all the martyrs.” In the early seventh century, after successive waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope Boniface IV gathered up some 28 wagon-loads of bones and reinterred them...