Saint Mary Magdalene

Signorelli, Santa Maria MaddalenaThe collect for today, the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):

O ALMIGHTY God, whose blessed Son did sanctify Mary Magdalene, and call her to be a witness to his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by thy grace we may be healed of all our infirmities, and always serve thee in the power of his endless life; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Lesson: Acts 13:27-31
The Gospel: St John 20:11-18

Artwork: Luca Signorelli, Saint Mary Magdalene, 1504. Tempera on panel, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Orvieto. Photo taken by admin, 31 May 2010.

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