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Resources for Week Starting 20 November

Christ the King

Let us pray (in silence) [that the reign of Christ may live in our hearts and come to our world]

Pause

Almighty ever-living God, [or Sovereign God]
it is your will to gather up all things
in your beloved one,
reigning in the universe
in the power that is love,
mercifully grant
that the whole of creation,
freed from slavery,
may serve and praise you
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Once again, we have a collect shared by Anglicans (Episcopalians) and Roman Catholics on the same day. The commentary is here. The above is my rendering in my Book of Prayers in Common.

Prayer after Communion

Stir up, O Lord, [or Stir up, O God]
the wills of your faithful people;
that they, richly bearing the fruit of good works,
may by you be richly rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Feast of Christ the King/the Reign of Christ is obviously a feast day, celebrated on the Sunday. The collect, hence, is not used on the weekdays following. The following collect is suggested for the weekdays following:

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may be prepared]

pause

Stir up, O Lord, [or Stir up, O God]
the wills of your faithful people;
that they, richly bearing the fruit of good works,
may by you be richly rewarded;

through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever.
Amen.

commentary on the ancient Stir Up collect

Some other celebrations this coming week:

Tuesday 22 November: Celilia; CS Lewis
Wednesday 23 November: Clement
Thursday 24 November: Columban
Friday 25 November: Catherine of Alexandria; Andrew Dung-Lac and companions
Saturday 26 November: Silvester Gozzolini

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2 Responses to Resources for Week Starting 20 November

  1. Thinking of NZ today Bosco.

    ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. ‘

    • Thanks, Tracy. Christchurch (city destroyed in the 2010/2011 quakes) is faring well through this (we are rebuilding to cope with earthquakes such as this). But a lot of the rest of the country, and roads between centres, is struggling. Blessings.

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