Thursday Nov. 15, Trinity 23 (32nd Week in Ordinary Time)
Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor
Seven-week distribution of the Psalms Psalms Psalms 85, 86
According to the 30-day cycle, Psalms Psalm 78
Reading 1- 1 Maccabees 1:1-28
Reading 2- James 1:1-15
Collect of the Day
O God, our heavenly Father, who
didst raise up thy faithful servant Albert the Great, to be a bishop and
pastor in thy Church and to feed thy flock: Give abundantly to all
pastors the gifts of thy Holy Spirit, that they may minister in thy
household as true servants of Christ and stewards of thy divine
mysteries; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Collect for the Week of the Sunday closest to November 9 (Proper 27)
O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might
destroy the works of the devil and make us children of
God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that,
having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory,
we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious
kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost,
he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end.
A Collect for the Presence of Christ
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day
is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and
awaken hope, that we may know thee as thou art revealed in
Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake
of thy love.
A Prayer for Mission
O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore:
Let the whole earth also worship thee, all nations obey thee,
all tongues confess and bless thee, and men and women everywhere
love thee and serve thee in peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
or the following
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or
weep this night, and give thine angels charge over those who
sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless
the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous;
and all for thy love's sake. Amen.
O God, who dost manifest in thy servants the signs of thy
presence: Send forth upon us the Spirit of love, that in
companionship with one another thine abounding grace may
increase among us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.