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Gerasene Demoniac

Resources for 12th Ordinary Sunday

Gerasene Demoniac

Let us pray (in silence) [that we praise, reverence, and serve God]


may we always love and revere your Holy Name,
for you never fail to help and guide those you establish firmly in your love;
through Jesus Christ, our Saviour
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Once again, I am delighted to have discovered another collect (opening prayer) held in common between Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and others. We have been praying this prayer, again, for at least thirteen centuries.

Please add any comments and suggestions below – including improvements to my translation (above). This collect will be added to my Book of Prayers in Common.

Click on this link to find my history, commentary, and reflection on this collect: Ordinary 12. It encourages reflection on God’s Name/Nature, God as our pilot, and points to reflections on this collect centuries ago.

[Under NZ Anglican counting of Sundays, this coming Sunday, June 19th is “the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time”]

Some other celebrations this coming week:

Sunday 19 June – Sadhu Sundar Singh
Tuesday 21 June – Henare Wiremu Taratoa of Te Ranga
Wednesday 22 June – Alban
Thursday 23 June – Wiremu Tamihana
Friday 24 June – Nativity of John the Baptist

Further resources: TextWeek

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image source: Jesus, the Gerasene, and the Unclean Spirits 1594 by Luke the Cypriot

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