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Margaret of Antioch, Virgin and Martyr

Holy Trinity Torbryan, St. Margaret [1]The collect for a Virgin or Matron, on the Feast of Saint Margaret of Antioch (early 4th century), Virgin and Martyr, from The Book of Common Prayer [2] (Canadian, 1962):

O GOD Most High, the creator of all mankind, we bless thy holy Name for the virtue and grace which thou hast given unto holy women in all ages, especially thy servant Margaret of Antioch; and we pray that the example of her faith and purity, and courage unto death, may inspire many souls in this generation to look unto thee, and to follow thy blessed Son Jesus Christ our Saviour; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Lesson: Acts 9:36-42 [3]
The Gospel: St. Luke 10:38-42 [4]

Artwork: Saint Margaret of Antioch, 15th-century oak panel, Holy Trinity Church, Torbryan [5], Devon. (Stolen August 2013 [6], recovered May 2015.)