Phillips Brooks, Bishop, 1893

Phillips Brooks
Wednesday, January 23, 2019Thursday, January 23, 2020Saturday, January 23, 2021
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Everlasting God, who dost implant thy living Word in the minds and on the lips of all who proclaim thy truth: Grant that we, like thy pastor and preacher Phillips Brooks, might proclaim thy Gospel in our own generation with grace and power. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Rite II:
Everlasting God, who implants your living Word in the minds and on the lips of all who proclaim your truth: Grant that we, like your pastor and preacher Phillips Brooks, might proclaim your Gospel in our own generation with grace and power. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Ephesians 3:14-21

14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm: 
Psalm 84:7–12

7 Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; *
       hearken, O God of Jacob.
8 Behold our defender, O God; *
       and look upon the face of your Anointed.
9 For one day in your courts is better than
                             a thousand in my own room, *
       and to stand at the threshold of the house of my God
       than to dwell in the tents of the wicked.
10 For the Lord God is both sun and shield; *
       he will give grace and glory;
11 No good thing will the Lord withhold *
       from those who walk with integrity.
12 O Lord of hosts, *
       happy are they who put their trust in you!

Gospel: 
Matthew 24:24-27

24For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25Take note, I have told you beforehand. 26So, if they say to you, “Look! He is in the wilderness”, do not go out. If they say, “Look! He is in the inner rooms”, do not believe it. 27For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

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.