Collects and Post Communions in Traditional Language

  Lesser Festivals March (traditional language)
     
    1 March David
White
   
Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who didst call thy servant David
to be a faithful and wise steward of thy mysteries
      for the people of Wales:
in thy mercy, grant that,
following his purity of life and zeal for the gospel of Christ,
we may with him receive the crown of everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom with thee and the Holy Spirit
be all honour and glory,
world without end.
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Bishops is used.
     
     
    2 March Chad
White
   
Bishop of Lichfield, Missionary, 672
 
   
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who, from the first fruits of the English nation
      that turned to Christ,
didst call thy servant Chad
to be an evangelist and bishop of his own people:
grant us grace so to follow his peaceable nature,
      humble spirit and prayerful life,
that we may truly commend to others
the faith which we ourselves profess;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Missionaries is used.
     
     
    7 March Perpetua, Felicity
Red
    and their Companions  
   
Martyrs at Carthage, 203
 
     
    Collect
     
    O holy God,
who gavest great courage to Perpetua,
      Felicity and their companions:
grant that we may be worthy to climb the ladder of sacrifice
and be received into the garden of peace;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    Post Communion
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.
     
     
    8 March   Edward King
White
   
          Bishop of Lincoln, 1910
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God of peace,
who gavest such grace to thy servant Edward King
that all whom he met he drew to Christ:
fill us, we pray, with tender sympathy and joyful faith,
that we too may draw others
      to know the love which passeth knowledge;
through him who is the shepherd and guardian of our souls,
Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Bishops is used.
     
     
    17 March Patrick
White
   
Bishop, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who in thy providence chose thy servant Patrick
to be the apostle of the people of Ireland:
keep alive in us the fire of faith which he kindled,
and in this our earthly pilgrimage
strengthen us to gain the light of everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Missionaries is used.
     
     
    20 March Cuthbert
White
   
Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who didst call thy servant Cuthbert from following the flock
to follow thy Son and to be a shepherd of thy people:
in thy mercy, grant that we may so follow his example
that we may bring those who are lost home to thy fold;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Missionaries is used.
     
     
    21 March Thomas Cranmer
Red
   
Archbishop of Canterbury, Reformation Martyr, 1556
 
   
    Collect    
     
    Father of all mercies,
who through the work of thy servant Thomas Cranmer
      didst renew the worship of thy Church
and through his death
      didst reveal thy strength in human weakness:
strengthen us by thy grace so to worship thee in spirit and in truth
that we may come to the joys of thine everlasting kingdom;
through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    Post Communion
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.