George, Martyr, Patron of England

23 April

God of hosts,

who so kindled the flame of love

in the heart of your servant George

that he bore witness to the risen Lord

by his life and by his death:

give us the same faith and power of love

that we who rejoice in his triumphs

may come to share with him the fullness of the resurrection;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Principal Service

1 Maccabees 2.59-64 or Revelation 12.7-12

Psalm 126

2 Timothy 2.3-13

John 15.18-21

Second Service

Isaiah 43.1-7

John 15.1-8

Evening Psalms

Psalms 3, 11

Third Service

Joshua 1.1-9

Ephesians 6.10-20

Morning Psalms

Psalms 5, 146

Common of Martyrs (here).


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