Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Vivarini, Sts Peter and PaulThe collects for today, the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul the Apostles, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):

O Almighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his manifold labours in remembrance, may show forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle: 1 St Peter 1:1-9
The Gospel: St Matthew 16:13-19

Artwork: Bartolmeo Vivarini, Sts. Peter and Paul, 1482. Panel, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice.

The Third Sunday After Trinity

Good ShepherdThe collect for today, the Third Sunday after Trinity, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle: 1 St Peter 5:5-11
The Gospel: St Luke 15:1-10

Artwork: Jesus as Good Shepherd, c. 250.  Fresco, Catacomb of St. Callixtus, Rome.

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Giusto, Naming of the BaptistThe collect for today, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):

Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour, by preaching of repentance: Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching, and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle: Isaiah 40:1-11
The Gospel: St Luke 1:57-80

Artwork: Giusto de’Menabuoi, Naming of the Baptist, 1376-78. Fresco, Cathedral Baptistery, Padua, Italy.

Schedule of Services for Summer 2009

(Fr.) David & Marilyn Curry will be away June 24th to July 1st for Elizabeth’s graduation from Cambridge, England, the week of June 28th and, then, on vacation during the month of July. (Fr.) Tom Henderson (798-8921) will be priest-in-charge and will take the Sunday Services.

Sunday, June 28th, Trinity III
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion

Saturday, July 4th, Holy Matrimony
3:00pm Christ Church
Marlene McCoy & Mark Belliveau

Sunday, July 5th, Trinity IV (In the Octave of John the Baptist)
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion

Sunday, July 12th, Trinity V
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion

Sunday, July 19th, Trinity VI
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion

Sunday, July 26th, Trinity VII
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion

Sat., August 1st, Holy Matrimony
5:00pm – Hensley Memorial Chapel, King’s-Edgehill School
Tamara Brownlee & Warren Brown

Fr. Curry will be priest-in-charge for the Parish of Avon Valley during Fr. Henderson’s vacation.

Sun., Aug. 2nd, Trinity VIII
8:00am Holy Communion – Christ Church
9:00am Holy Communion – St. Thomas’
10:30am Holy Communion – Christ Church

Sat., Aug. 8th, Holy Matrimony
3:00 pm St. George’s, Halifax
Joanne Melissa Coxon & Scott Gordon Rudderham

Sun., Aug. 9th, Trinity IX
8:00am Holy Communion – Christ Church
9:30am ‘Reunion of the 80s’ Service at King’s-Edgehill School
10:30am Holy Communion – Christ Church
7:00pm Holy Communion – All Saints’, Leminster

Sun., Aug. 16th, Trinity X
8:00am Holy Communion – Christ Church
9:00am Holy Communion – St. Michael’s, Windsor Forks
10:30am Holy Communion – Christ Church

Sun., Aug. 23rd, Trinity XI
8:00am Holy Communion – Christ Church
9:00am Holy Communion – St. George’s, Falmouth
10:30am Holy Communion – Christ Church

Sun., Aug. 30th, Trinity XII
8:00am Holy Communion – Christ Church
10:30am Holy Communion – Christ Church

Sunday, September 6th, Trinity XIII
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion
4:30pm Evening Prayer at KES

Sunday, September 13th, Trinity XIV
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion
4:30pm Evening Prayer at KES

Sunday, September 20th, Trinity XV
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion
4:30pm Evening Prayer at KES

Sunday, September 27th, Trinity XVI
8:00am Holy Communion
10:30am Holy Communion
4:30pm Evening Prayer at KES

O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Alban

St AlbanThe collect for today, the Feast of St Alban (d. c. 250), First Martyr of Britain (source):

Almighty God, by whose grace and power your holy martyr Alban triumphed over suffering and was faithful even unto death: Grant to us, who now remember him with thanksgiving, to be so faithful in our witness to you in this world, that we may receive with him the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

The Epistle: 1 St John 3:13-16
The Gospel: St Matthew 10:34-42