Edith Cavell, Nurse, 1915

Monday, October 12, 2020Tuesday, October 12, 2021Wednesday, October 12, 2022Thursday, October 12, 2023
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Living God, who art the source of all healing and wholeness: we bless thee for the compassionate witness of thy servant Edith Cavell. Inspire us, we beseech thee, to be agents of peace and reconciliation in a world beset by injustice, poverty, and war. We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, unto the ages of ages. Amen.

Rite II:
Living God, the source of all healing and wholeness: we bless you for the compassionate witness of your servant Edith Cavell. Inspire us to be agents of peace and reconciliation in a world beset by injustice, poverty, and war. We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, to the ages of ages. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Joshua 28:1–21
Psalm: 
Psalm 73:23–29

23 Yet I am always with you; *
       you hold me by my right hand.
24 You will guide me by your counsel, *
       and afterwards receive me with glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you? *
       and having you I desire nothing upon earth.
26 Though my flesh and my heart should waste away, *
       God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
27 Truly, those who forsake you will perish; *
       you destroy all who are unfaithful.
28 But it is good for me to be near God; *
       I have made the Lord God my refuge.
29 I will speak of all your works *
       in the gates of the city of Zion.

Gospel: 
John 16:25-33

25 ‘I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. 26 On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father.’

29 His disciples said, ‘Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.’ 31 Jesus answered them, ‘Do you now believe? 32 The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. 33 I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!’

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.