Friday, 28 February 2014

A Holy Door is a symbol of oneness with the Universal Church i.e. the mission of the Ordinariates

WHAT IS A HOLY DOOR ?

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Pictures : Daniel Abel
A Holy Door is a symbol of oneness with the Universal Church. It is also a symbol of convocation, an invitation to persons of good will to enter, whatever their religious denominations.
It is a visual symbol of internal renewal, which begins with the willing desire to make peace with God, reconcile with your neighbors, restore in yourself everything that has been damaged in the past, and reshape your heart through conversion..
Cardinal-designate Archbishop Gérald Cyprien Lacroix
The Holy Door serves to remind today’s pilgrims of all those who came before us to bring the Catholic faith from France to “New France.” May it serve as a visible sign of faith for future generations.

July Pilgrimage to Notre-Dame de Québec for the 350th Jubilee

My wife and I will be making another pilgrimage to my native province of Quebec this summer to enter the holy door of the cathedral of Quebec, the primatial see of the Church in Canada. 

This pilgrimage is on the occasion of the jubilee year celebrating the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Québec, North America’s first Catholic parish north of the Spanish colonies. 

The Holy See has granted the parish the special privilege of installing a Holy Door. This door—the first outside Europe and the only one in the Americas—will be the only Holy Door open in 2014. 

For those interested in registering for a group pilgrimage or making a virtual visit to the cathedral, see the website:   350th anniversary of Notre Dame de Québec
Interior of Notre-Dame de Québec,
I am applying to Quebec's new Cardinal Lacroix to have the privilege of saying an Ordinariate Use Mass in the Cathedral (pray for us) and will post D.V. the date in case any of our Canadian, US, British, Aussie or other friends are on pilgrimage this summer.


Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec with Pope Francis
receiving the red biretta in a consistory at St. Peter's  Feb.22, 2014.
On the way we hope to visit the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré, a famous shrine of healing, known to some as the North American Lourdes.

We have also planned a mini-retreat at St. Benoît-du- lac in the Eastern Townships of Quebec where our friend, and a prayer warrior for the Ordinariate,  Father Charles "Chip" Gilman is a member of the community. 

Fr. Chip is an American former Episcopalian priest who was received into full communion and became a member of the Benedictine community in St. Benoît some years ago. He was a congenial host when a number of us visited New York in the 1980s for Trinity Institute conferences. Fr. Chip and the sisters in the neighbouring convent pray for STM and the Ordinariate daily and we are very grateful to them.

Vistas of St. Benoît du lac
Those who are interested in a retreat here should visit: Abbaye de St. Benoît-du-lac website (English)

Last summer we spent time in Chateauguay, just south of Montreal where we paid several visits to the shrine of the newly canonized St. Kateri Tekakwitha (more about this on another posting).  We noted a number of U.S. visitors and hope that visits to La Belle Province from south of the border increase now that St. Kateri is canonized - the first native North American woman to enter the universal canon of saints.

In Quebec City we hope to visit the tomb of Msgr. François de Laval, the first bishop of Quebec, whose cause for sainthood is proceeding. He was beatified in 1980.  Again, more about him later as well. 

Please let us know if you are planning a pilgrimage this summer.

Thursday, 27 February 2014


During Lent we will also be gathering at STM for Stations of the Cross on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm. 

Pope Francis has asked that churches make an effort to have more "open time" so that people can make it a habit to come in to pray before the Blessed Sacrament, light a candle or just sit quietly with the Lord.  

We are making an effort this Lent to reach out to those in the community to invite them in.


Joy in Rome . . . Msgr Steenson, Ordinary POCSP meets with Pope Francis





It was a joyful gathering as members of the North American Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter met with Pope Francis this week in Rome.

Photos of the event will be followed with a report about the meeting of the three Ordinaries from the UK, NA and Australia to determine directions for the Ordinariates and our role in the New Evangelization.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Evensong offered for special intentions during Lent at STM

Lenten Daily Office Ordo for St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Toronto
Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter



As a mission church we are committed to praying the Daily Office. During Lent every family and individual is asked to offer EVENING PRAYER for:

+ the intentions of the Church and the Holy Father     

+  for the role of STM in the New Evangelization

+ for outreach to those who would be brought into the full communion of the Catholic Church through the Personal Ordinariate from many backgrounds and experiences.

A PRAYER FOR THE HOLY FATHER
O GOD, the pastor and ruler of all the faithful, mercifully look upon thy servant Francis whom thou hast been pleased to set as pastor over thy Church: grant him, we beseech Thee, to be in word and teaching a wholesome example to the people committed to his charge; that he with them may attain unto eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We pray that by the grace of the Holy Spirit and the Sacred Heart of Jesus we may worship and serve God in the beauty of holiness and so be sustained and grow as a community of faith in the midst of the city.

Our thanks to Tim Smith for assembling the material for the Canadian version of the Ordinariate Ordo in compliance with the Roman Lectionary and the Universal Calendar of the Catholic Church.

This work assumes the form of the Daily Office presented in the Book of Divine Worship [BDW] is used. The lectionary included is also that of the BDW with the exceptions as noted in the Appendix. Assembled 2013, Tim Smith. Please report any errors to Tim Smith (observer@telusplanet.net)

LEGEND

- Each day's observances are listed in the following format:  Date (Weekday) Celebration or Observance of the Day

- Mattins: (Invitatory Psalm) Psalms First Reading First Canticle Second Reading Office Hymns

- Evensong: Psalms First Reading Office Hymns Second Reading

- Collect(s) relevant to the day. On any feria where no other collect is appropriate, that of the preceding Sunday is used.

- Solemnities, Feasts, and Sundays are listed in BOLD CAPITALS; Solemnities are indicated. Holy Days of obligation are indicated by [HDO] on the title line.


Terminology

First Canticle: Per the BDW, a canticle is read or sung after each scripture reading. This notation indicates the traditional canticle for use after the first reading.

Office Hymn:  At Evensong, the Office Hymn is traditionally read or sung immediately after the first reading, preceding the Magnificat.
                                   
Hymns listed as "E" are from the English Hymnal (Church of England, 1906/33); those listed as "A" are from the Ancient Office Hymn Book (TAC, Parish of St. John the Evangelist, Victoria BC); hymns numbered "B" are from the Book of Common Praise (Anglican, 1938). Where a number of hymns are listed, any one may be used.

SI: Surge Illuminare (BDW Morning #11, p.134).
TD: Te Deum laudamus (BDW Morning #7, p.113 or #21, p.142).


COLLECTS AND READINGS FOR LENT AND 
THE EASTER OCTAVE A.D. 2014

The Collect for the preceding Sunday is used on ferias which are not solemnities, feasts or memorials.

Mar 5 (Wed) [FAST] ASH WEDNESDAY
Mattins: Purple Inv 95 Ps 32, 143 Amos 5:6‑15 SM Heb 12:1‑14 Hymn E‑66, A‑24, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 102, 130 Jonah 3:1‑4:11 Hymn E‑65, A‑25, B‑827 Luke 18:9‑14
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Mar 6 (Thu) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 37:1‑18 Hab 3:1‑10(11‑15),16‑18 SM Phil 3:12‑21 Hymn E‑66, A‑26, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 37:19‑42 Deut 7:6‑11 Hymn E‑65, A‑27, B‑827 John 17:1‑8
Collect for Ash Wednesday

Mar 7 (Fri) [ABS] cm. Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
Mattins: Purple Inv 95 Ps 31 Ezek 18:1‑4,25‑32 SM Phil 4:1‑9 Hymn E‑66, A‑28, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 35 Deut 7:12‑16 Hymn E‑65, A‑29, B‑827 John 17:9‑19
O HOLY GOD, who gavest great courage to Perpetua, Felicity and their companions: grant that, through their prayers, we may be worthy to climb the ladder of sacrifice and be received into the garden of peace; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth  with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Mar 8 (Sat) St. John of God, Religious
Mattins: Purple {John of God: White} Ps 30, 32 Ezek 39:21‑29 SM {John of God: TD} Phil 4:10‑20 Hymn E‑66, A‑30, B‑116 {John of God: E‑188, E‑189, A‑197, B‑217}
Evensong: Purple {John of God: White} Ps 42, 43 Deut 7:17‑26 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 {John of God: E‑189, A‑198, B‑846} John 17:20‑26
St. John of God
O GOD, who didst fill Saint John of God with a spirit of compassion, grant, we pray, that, giving ourselves to works of charity, we may merit to be found among the elect in thy Kingdom.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Mar 9 (Sun) FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
Mattins: Purple Ps 63:1‑8(9‑11), 98 Dan 9:3‑10 SM Heb 2:10‑18 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 103 Deut 8:1‑10 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 John 12:44‑50
ALMIGHTY GOD, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan: Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Mar 10 (Mon) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 41, 52 Gen 37:1‑11 SM 1 Cor 1:1‑19 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 44 Deut 8:11‑20 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 1:1‑13


Mar 11 (Tue) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 45 Gen 37:12‑24 SM 1 Cor 1:20‑31 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 47, 48 Deut 9:4‑12 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 1:14‑28

Mar 12 (Wed) Lenten Feria; Ember Day
Mattins: Purple Ps 119:49‑72 [pt 7‑9] Gen 37:25‑36 Ben 1 Cor 2:1‑13 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 49, [53] Deut 9:13‑21 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 1:29‑45
Ember Collects: See Appendix

Mar 13 (Thu) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 50 Gen 39:1‑23 SM 1 Cor 2:14‑3:15 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps [59, 60] or 19, 46 Deut 9:23‑10:5 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 2:1‑12

Mar 14 (Fri) [ABS] Lenten Feria; Ember Day
Mattins: Purple Inv 95 Ps 40, 54 Gen 40:1‑23 Ben 1 Cor 3:16‑23 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 51 Deut 10:12‑22 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 2:13‑22
Ember Collects: See Appendix

Mar 15 (Sat) Lenten Feria; Ember Day
Mattins: Purple Ps 55 Gen 41:1‑24 Ben 1 Cor 4:1‑7 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 138, 139:1‑17(18‑23) Deut 11:18‑28 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 2:23‑3:6
Ember Collects: See Appendix

Mar 16 (Sun) SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
Mattins: Purple Ps 24, 29 Ecclus 48:1‑11 SM 2 Cor 3:7‑18 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 8, 84 Jer 1:1‑10 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Luke 9:18‑27
O GOD, who before the passion of thy only-begotten Son didst reveal his glory upon the holy mount: Grant unto us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Mar 17 (Mon) St. Patrick, Bishop
Mattins: Purple {Patrick: White} Ps 56, 57, [58] Gen 41:25‑57 SM {Patrick: TD} 1 Cor 4:8‑20(21) Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116 {Patrick: E‑188, E‑189, A‑191, B‑211}
Evensong: Purple {Patrick: White} Ps 64, 65 Jer 1:11‑19 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 {Patrick: E‑189, A‑192, B‑846} Mark 3:7‑19a
St. Patrick
ALMIGHTY God, who in thy providence didst choose thy servant Patrick to be the apostle of the people of Ireland: keep alive in us the fire of faith which he kindled, and in this our earthly pilgrimage strengthen us to gain the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Mar 18 (Tue) St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor
Mattins: Purple {Cyril: White} Ps 61, 62 Gen 42:1‑17 SM {Cyril: TD} 1 Cor 5:1‑8 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116 {Cyril: E‑188, E‑189, A‑195, B‑553}
Evensong: Purple {Cyril: White} Ps 68:1‑20(21‑23), 24‑36 Jer 2:1‑13 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 {Cyril: E‑189, A‑196, B‑846} Mark 3:19b‑3
St. Cyril
O GOD, who through the Bishop Saint Cyril of Jerusalem didst lead thy Church in a wonderful way to a deeper sense of the mysteries of salvation, grant us, through his intercession, that we may so acknowledge thy Son as to have life ever more abundantly.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Mar 19 (Wed) ST. JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BVM, PATRON OF CANADA [SOLEMNITY]
Mattins: White Ps 132 Isa 63:7‑16 TD Matt 1:18‑25 Hymn E‑188, E‑189, A‑97, B‑846
Evensong: White Ps 34 2 Chr 6:12‑17 Hymn E‑189, A‑98, B‑846 Eph 3:14‑21
O GOD, who from the family of thy servant David didst raise up Joseph to be the guardian of thy incarnate Son and the spouse of his virgin mother: Give us grace to imitate his uprightness of life and his obedience to thy commands; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Mar 20 (Thu) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps [70], 71 Gen 42:29‑38 SM 1 Cor 6:12‑20 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 74 Jer 4:9‑10,19‑28 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 4:21‑34
Mar 21 (Fri) [ABS] Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Inv 95 Ps 69:1‑23(24‑30), 31‑38 Gen 43:1‑15 SM 1 Cor 7:1‑9 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 73 Jer 5:1‑9 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 4:35‑41

Mar 22 (Sat) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 75, 76 Gen 43:16‑34 SM 1 Cor 7:10‑24 Hymn E‑66, A‑35, B‑116
Evensong: Purple Ps 23, 27 Jer 5:20‑31 Hymn E‑65, A‑34, B‑827 Mark 5:1‑20

Mar 23 (Sun) THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
Mattins: Purple Ps 93, 96 Gen 44:1‑17 SM Rom 8:1‑10 Hymn E‑68, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 34 Jer 6:9‑15 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 John 5:25‑29
ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Mar 24 (Mon) EVE OF THE ANNUNCIATION
Mattins: Purple Ps 80 Gen 44:18‑34 SM 1 Cor 7:25‑31 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: White* Ps 8, 138 Gen 3:1‑15 Hymn E‑213, A‑99, B‑838 Rom 5:12‑21 or Gal 4:1‑7

Mar 25 (Tue) ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD (LADY DAY)                                        [SOLEMNITY]
Mattins: White* Ps 85, 87 Isa 52:7‑12 TD Heb 2:5‑10 Hymn E‑214, E‑215, A‑100, B‑191, B‑807
Evensong: White* Ps 110:1‑5(6‑7), 132 Wis 9:1‑12 Hymn E‑213, A‑101, B‑83 John 1:9‑14
WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts, that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought unto the glory of his resurrection; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Mar 26 (Wed) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 119:97‑120 [pt 13‑15] Gen 45:16‑28 SM 1 Cor 8:1‑13 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 81, 82 Jer 8:18‑9:6 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 Mark 6:13‑29

Mar 27 (Thu) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps [83] or 42, 43 Gen 46:1‑7,28‑34 SM 1 Cor 9:1‑15 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 85, 86 Jer 10:11‑24 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 Mark 6:30‑46


Mar 28 (Fri) [ABS] Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Inv 95 Ps 88 Gen 47:1‑26 SM 1 Cor 9:16‑27 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 91, 92 Jer 11:1‑8,14‑20 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 Mark 6:47‑56

Mar 29 (Sat) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 87, 90 Gen 47:27‑48:7 SM 1 Cor 10:1‑13 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 136 Jer 13:1‑11 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 Mark 7:1‑23

Mar 30 (Sun) FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (MOTHERING SUNDAY)
Mattins: Rose Ps 66, 67 Gen 48:8‑22 SM Rom 8:11‑25 Hymn E‑68, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 29, 46 Jer 14:1‑9,17‑22 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 John 6:27‑40
GRACIOUS Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Mar 31 (Mon) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 89:1‑13 Gen 49:1‑28 SM 1 Cor 10:14‑11:1 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 89:19‑52 Jer 16:10‑21 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 Mark 24‑37

April 2014

Apr 1 (Tue) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 97, 99, [100] Gen 49:29‑50:14 SM 1 Cor 11:17‑34 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 94, [95] Jer 17:19‑27 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 Mark 8:1‑10

Apr 2 (Wed) St. Francis of Paola, Hermit
Mattins: Purple {Francis: White} Ps 101, 109:1‑4(5‑19), 20‑30 Gen 50:15‑26 SM {Francis: TD} 1 Cor 12:1‑11 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115 {Francis: E‑188, E‑189, A‑197, B‑217}
Evensong: Purple {Francis: White} Ps 119:121‑144 [pt 16‑18] Jer 18:1‑11 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 {Francis: E‑189, A‑198, B‑846} Mark 8:11‑26
St. Francis of Paola
O GOD, exaltation of the lowly, who raised Saint Francis of Paola to the glory of thy Saints, grant, we pray, that by his merits and example we may happily attain the rewards promised to the humble.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Apr 3 (Thu) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 69:1‑23(24‑30), 31‑38 Exod 1:6‑22 SM 1 Cor 12:12‑26 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115
Evensong: Purple Ps 73 Jer 22:13‑23 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 Mark 8:27‑9:1

Apr 4 (Fri) [ABS] St. Isidore, Bishop & Doctor
Mattins: Purple {Isidore: White} Inv 95 Ps 102 Exod 2:1‑22 SM {Isidore: TD} 1 Cor 12:27‑13:3 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115 {Isidore: E‑188, E‑189, A‑195, B‑553}
Evensong: Purple {Isidore: White} Ps 107:1‑32 Jer 23:1‑8 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 {Isidore: E‑189, A‑196, B‑846} Mark 9:2‑13
St. Isidore
GRACIOUSLY hear the prayers, O Lord, which we make in commemoration of Saint Isidore, that thy Church may be aided by his intercession, just as she has been instructed by his heavenly teaching.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Apr 5 (Sat) St. Vincent Ferrer, Priest
Mattins: Purple {Vincent: White} Ps 107:33‑43, 108:1‑6(7‑13) Exod 2:23‑3:15 SM {Vincent: TD} 1 Cor 13:1‑13 Hymn E‑68, E‑69, A‑37, B‑115 {Vincent: E‑188, E‑189, A‑197, B‑217}
Evensong: Purple {Vincent: White} Ps 33 Jer 23:9‑15 Hymn E‑67, A‑36, B‑828 {Vincent: E‑189, A‑198, B‑846} Mark 9:14‑29
St. Vincent Ferrer
O GOD, who raised up the Priest Saint Vincent Ferrer to minister by the preaching of the Gospel, grant, we pray, that, when the Judge comes, whom Saint Vincent proclaimed on earth, we may be among those blessed to behold him reigning in heaven.  Who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Apr 6 (Sun) FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT (PASSION SUNDAY)
Mattins: Purple Ps 118 Exod 3:16‑4:12 SM Rom 12:1‑21 Hymn E‑95, A‑39, B‑830 pt 2‑3
Evensong: Purple Ps 145 Jer 23:16‑32 Hymn E‑94, A‑38, B‑829 John 8:46‑59
O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Apr 7 (Mon) cm. St. John Baptist de la Salle, Priest
Mattins: Purple Ps 31 Exod 34:10‑20(21‑26),27‑31 SM 1 Cor 14:1‑19 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑40, B‑830 pts 2‑3
Evensong: Purple Ps 35 Jer 24:1‑10 Hymn E‑94, A‑38, B‑829 Mark 9:30‑41
St. John Baptist de la Salle
O GOD, who didst choose Saint John Baptist de la Salle to educate young Christians, raise up, we pray, teachers in thy Church ready to devote themselves wholeheartedly to the human and Christian formation of the young.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Apr 8 (Tue) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps [120], 121, 122, 123 Exod 5:1‑6:1 SM 1 Cor 14:20‑33a,39‑40 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑39, B‑830 pt 1
Evensong: Purple Ps 124, 125, 126, [127] Jer 25:8‑17 Hymn E‑94, A‑38, B‑829 Mark 9:42‑50

Apr 9 (Wed) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 119:145‑176 [pt 19‑22] Exod 7:8‑24 SM 2 Cor 2:14‑3:6 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑40, B‑830 pts 2‑3
Evensong: Purple Ps 128, 129, 130 Jer 25:30‑38 Hymn E‑94, A‑38, B‑829 Mark 10:1‑16

Apr 10 (Thu) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 131, 132, [133] Exod 7:25‑8:19 SM 2 Cor 3:7‑18 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑39, B‑830 pt 1
Evensong: Purple Ps 140, 142 Jer 26:1‑16 Hymn E‑94, A‑38, B‑829 Mark 10:17‑31

Apr 11 (Fri) [ABS] St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr
Mattins: Purple {Stanislaus: Red} Inv 95 Ps 22 Exod 9:13‑15 SM {Stanislaus: TD} 2 Cor 4:1‑12 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑161, B‑145 {Stanislaus: E‑180, E‑181, A‑187, B‑616}
Evensong: Purple {Stanislaus: Red} Ps 141, 143:1‑11(12) Jer 29:1,4‑13 Hymn E‑94,A‑162, B‑145 {Stanislaus: E‑181, A‑188, B‑845} Mark 10:32‑45
St. Stanislaus
O GOD, for whose honour the Bishop Saint Stanislaus fell beneath the swords of his persecutors, grant, we pray, that we may persevere strong in faith even until death.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Apr 12 (Sat) Lenten Feria
Mattins: Purple Ps 137:1‑6(7‑9), 144 Exod 10:21‑11:8 SM 2 Cor 4:13‑18 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑39, B‑830 pt 1
Evensong: Purple Ps 42, 43 Jer 31:27‑34 Hymn E‑94, A‑38, B‑829 Mark 10:46‑52

Apr 13 (Sun) PALM SUNDAY
Mattins: Red Ps 24, 29 Zech 9:9‑12 SM 1 Tim 6:12‑16 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑40, B‑830 pts 2‑3
Evensong: Red Ps 103 Zech 12:9‑11,13:1,7‑9 Hymn E‑94,A‑38, B‑829 Luke 19:41‑48
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 14 (Mon) MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK
Mattins: Purple Ps 51:1‑18(19‑20) Lam 1:1‑2,6‑12 SM 2 Cor 1:1‑7 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑39, B‑830 pt 1
Evensong: Purple Ps 69:1‑23 Jer 12:1‑16 Hymn E‑94,A‑38, B‑829 Mark 11:12‑25
ALMIGHTY God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 15 (Tue) TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
Mattins: Purple Ps 6, 12 Lam 1:17‑22 SM 2 Cor 1:8‑22 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑40, B‑830 pts 2‑3
Evensong: Purple Ps 94 Jer 15:10‑21 Hymn E‑94,A‑38, B‑829 Mark 11:27‑33
O GOD, who by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 16 (Wed) WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
Mattins: Purple Ps 55 Lam 2:1‑9 SM 2 Cor 1:23‑2:11 Hymn E‑95, E‑96, A‑39, B‑830 pt 1
Evensong: Purple Ps 74 Jer 17:5‑10,14‑17 Hymn E‑94,A‑38, B‑829 Mark 12:1‑11
O LORD God, whose blessed Son our Saviour gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 17 (Thu) MAUNDY THURSDAY
Mattins: White Ps 102 Lam 2:10‑18 SM 1 Cor 10:14‑17;11:27‑32 Hymn Omitted
Evensong: White Ps 142, 143 Jer 20:7‑11 Hymn Omitted Mark 14:12‑25
GOD our Father, whose Son our Lord Jesus Christ in a wonderful Sacrament hath left unto us a memorial of his passion: Grant us so to venerate the sacred mysteries of his Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of his redemption; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 18 (Fri) [ABS] GOOD FRIDAY
Mattins: Red Inv 95 Ps 22 Lam 3:1‑9,19‑33 SM 1 Peter 1:10‑20, John 13:36‑38 Hymn Omitted
Evensong: Red Ps 40:1‑14(15‑19), 54 Wis 1:16‑2:1,12‑22 or Gen 22:1‑14 Hymn Omitted [1 Peter 1:10‑20], John 19:38‑42
ALMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

Apr 19 (Sat) HOLY SATURDAY / EASTER EVE
Mattins: White Inv 95 Ps 88 Lam 3:37‑58 SM Heb 4:1‑16 Hymn Omitted
Evensong: White Ps 27 Job 19:21‑27a Hymn Omitted Rom 8:1‑11
O GOD, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of thy dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 20 (Sun) EASTER DAY                                                                                                [SOLEMNITY]
Mattins: White Ps 148, 149, 150 Exod 12:1‑14 TD John 1:1‑18 Hymn Haec Dies
Evensong: White Ps 113, 114 or 118 Isa 51:9‑11 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑831 Luke 24:13‑35 or John 20:19‑23
O GOD, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through the same, thy Son Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by thy life-giving Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

Apr 21 (Mon) MONDAY IN THE EASTER OCTAVE
Mattins: White Ps 93, 98 Exod 12:14‑27 TD 1 Cor 15:1‑11 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑832
Evensong: White Ps 66 Jonah 2:1‑9 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑831 Mark 16:1‑8
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Apr 22 (Tue) TUESDAY IN THE EASTER OCTAVE
Mattins: White Ps 103 Exod 12:28‑39 TD 1 Cor 15:12‑28 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑832
Evensong: White Ps 111, 114 Isa 30:18‑21 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑831 Mark 16:9‑20
O GOD, who by the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be dominion and praise for ever and ever.  Amen.

Apr 23 (Wed) WEDNESDAY IN THE EASTER OCTAVE
Mattins: White Ps 97, 99 Exod 12:40‑51 TD 1 Cor 15:(29),30‑41 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑832
Evensong: White Ps 115 Micah 7:7‑15 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑831 Matt 28:1‑16
O GOD, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Apr 24 (Thu) THURSDAY IN THE EASTER OCTAVE
Mattins: White Ps 146, 147 Exod 13:3‑10 TD 1 Cor 15:41‑50 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑832
Evensong: White Ps 148, 149 Ezek 37:1‑14 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑831 Matt 28:16‑20
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery hast established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Apr 25 (Fri) [ABS] FRIDAY IN THE EASTER OCTAVE
Mattins: White Ps 136 Exod 13:1‑2,11‑16 TD 1 Cor 15:51‑58 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑832
Evensong: White Ps 118 Dan 12:1‑4,13 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑831 Luke 24:1‑12
ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Apr 26 (Sat) SATURDAY IN THE EASTER OCTAVE
Mattins: White Ps 145 Exod 13:17‑14:4 TD 2 Cor 4:16‑5:10 Hymn Haec Dies, B‑832
Evensong: White Ps 104 Isa 25:1‑9 Hymn E‑125, A‑41, B‑169 Mark 12:1,8‑27
WE thank thee, heavenly Father, for that thou hast delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and hast brought us into the kingdom of thy Son; and we pray thee that, as by his death he hath recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to joys eternal; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Apr 27 (Sun) OCTAVE DAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY)                          [SOLEMNITY]
Mattins: White Ps 146, 147 Exod 14:5‑22 TD 1 john 1:1‑7 Hymn E‑123, E‑124, A‑42, B‑832
Evensong: White Ps 111, 112, 113 Isa 43:8‑13 Hymn E‑125, A‑44, B‑831 John 14:1‑7
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery hast established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Appendix 1: Common Collects

Common of Martyrs
ALMIGHTY God, by whose grace and power thy holy martyr N. triumphed over suffering and was faithful unto death: strengthen us with thy grace, that, assisted by his/her prayers we may endure reproach and persecution and faithfully bear witness to the name of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Common of Pastors: for a Bishop
ALMIGHTY God, the light of the faithful and shepherd of souls, who didst call thy servant N. to be a bishop in the Church, to feed thy sheep by the word of Christ and to guide them by his godly example: give us grace to abide by the faith of the Church and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Common of Pastors: for other Pastors
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst call thy servant N. to proclaim thy glory by a life of prayer and the zeal of a true pastor: keep constant in faith the leaders of thy Church and so bless thy people through their ministry that the Church may grow into the full stature of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Common of Pastors: for an Abbot or Abbess
O GOD, by whose grace the blessed Abbot/Abbess N., enkindled with the fire of thy love, became a burning and shining light in thy Church: grant that, aided by his/her prayers we may be inflamed with the same spirit of discipline and love, and ever walk before thee as children of light; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Appendix 2: Ember Collects

For use on ember days or as otherwise appropriate. Ember Collects are generally said in addition to other Collects of the Day.
For an Increase in the Number of Priests
O almighty God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves for this ministry; that thereby mankind may be drawn to thy blessed kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.                        
For those to be ordained
Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed various orders in thy Church: Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all who are [now] called to any office and ministry for thy people; and so fill them with the truth of thy doctrine and clothe them with holiness of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name and for the benefit of thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
For the choice of fit persons for the ministry
O God, who didst lead thy holy apostles to ordain ministers in every place: Grant that thy Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may choose suitable persons for the ministry of Word and Sacrament, and may uphold them in their work for the extension of thy kingdom; through him who is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
For all Christians in their vocation
Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of thy faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all members of thy holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and godly serve thee; through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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