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Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

The collect for today, the Feast of Saint Cecilia (3rd century), Virgin, Martyr (source [1]):

Gracious God, whose servant Cecilia didst serve thee in song: Grant us to join her hymn of praise to thee in the face of all adversity, and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lesson: Revelation 15:1-4 [2]
The Gospel: St. Luke 10:38-42 [3]

Nicolas Poussin, St. Cecilia [4]Artwork: Nicolas Poussin, St. Cecilia, c. 1635. Oil on canvas, Prado, Madrid.