Isabel Florence Hapgood, Ecumenist, 1928

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The Collect: 

Rite I:
Teach thy divided church, O God, to look upon one another with a holy envy, to see what is good and right in our separate traditions, and to continually seek the unity that thou desirest for all thy people. Grant that we, following the example of thy servant Isabel Florence Hapgood, may love our sisters and brothers in Christ unselfishly and labor generously for their wellbeing, seeking not our own good but the good of others. Through the same Christ our Lord, who didst pray that his church might be one. Amen.

Rite II:
Teach your divided church, O God, to look upon one another with a holy envy, to see what is good and right in our separate traditions, and to continually seek the unity that you desire for all your people. Grant that we, following the example of your servant Isabel Florence Hapgood, may love our sisters and brothers in Christ unselfishly and labor generously for their wellbeing, seeking not our own good but the good of others. Through the same Christ our Lord, who prayed that his church might be one. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Isaiah 6:1-5

1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3And one called to another and said:
‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.’
4The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. 5And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’

Psalm: 
Psalm 24

1 The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, *
       the world and all who dwell therein.
2 For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
       and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.
3 "Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? " *
       and who can stand in his holy place?"
4 "Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *
       who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
       nor sworn by what is a fraud.
5 They shall receive a blessing from the Lord *
       and a just reward from the God of their salvation."
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, *
       of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, O gates;
  lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
       and the King of glory shall come in.
8 "Who is this King of glory?" *
      "The Lord, strong and mighty,
       the Lord, mighty in battle."
9 Lift up your heads, O gates;
  lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
       and the King of glory shall come in.
10 "Who is he, this King of glory?" *
      "The Lord of hosts,
       he is the King of glory."

Gospel: 
John 17:17-23

17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.

20 ‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, 23I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

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.