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Saint Bede the Venerable

The collect for today, the Feast of The Venerable Bede (673-735), Monk, Historian, Doctor of the Church (source [1]):

stbede_codex [2]Almighty God, maker of all things,
whose Son Jesus Christ gave to thy servant Bede
grace to drink in with joy
the word which leadeth us to know thee and to love thee:
in thy goodness
grant that we also may come at length to thee,
the source of all wisdom,
and stand before thy face;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

For The Epistle: Wisdom 7:15-22 [3]
The Gospel: St Matthew 13:47-52 [4]

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