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Let us pray (in silence) [that we may rejoice in sharing in Christ’s resurrection]

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O God,
in Christ’s humiliation,
you stooped down,
and raised up the fallen world in the resurrection,
grant to your faithful people a holy joy,
so that those whom you have freed
may delight in you eternally;
through Jesus Christ
who is alive with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

The above prayer is used by Roman Catholics (on this coming Sunday), and is in the Sarum Missal – but does not appear to have continued into the Anglican tradition.

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

Click on this link to find my history, commentary, and reflection on this collect: Ordinary 14.

Some other celebrations this coming week:

Sunday 3 July – St Thomas Apostle
Monday 4 July – Samuel Azariah
Wed 6 July – Thomas More and John Fisher

Further resources: TextWeek

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image source: 15th Century Greek manuscript

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