Collects and Post Communions in Traditional Language

  Lesser Festivals August (traditional language)
     
    5 August Oswald
Red
   
King of Northumbria, Martyr, 642
 
                          
    Collect
     
    O Lord God almighty,
who didst so kindle the faith of thy servant King Oswald
      with thy Spirit
that he set up the sign of the cross in his kingdom
and turned his people to the light of Christ:
grant that we, being fired by the same Spirit,
may ever bear our cross before the world
and be found faithful servants of the gospel;
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 August  Dominic
White
   
Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
whose servant Dominic grew in the knowledge of thy truth,
and formed an order of preachers to proclaim the faith of Christ:
by thy grace grant to all thy people a love for thy word
and a longing to share the gospel,
that the whole world may be filled with the knowledge of thee
and of thy Son Jesus Christ 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 Members of Religious Communities is used.
     
     
    9 August Mary Sumner
White
   
Founder of the Mothers' Union, 1921
 
     
    Collect
     
    O faithful and loving God,
who didst call Mary Sumner
      to strive for the renewal of family life:
grant to us the gift of thy Holy Spirit,
that through word and prayer and deed
      thy family may be strengthened and thy people served:
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
     
    O God our Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
whose servant Mary Sumner revealed thy goodness
      in a life of tranquillity and service:
grant that we who have gathered in faith around this table
may like her know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge
and be filled with all thy fullness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
    Or another Post Communion of 'Any Saint' is used.
     
     
    10 August Laurence
Red
   
Deacon at Rome, Martyr, 258
 
                
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who didst make Laurence
a loving servant of thy people
and a wise steward of the treasures of thy Church:
inflame us, by his example, to love as he loved
and to walk in the way that leads to 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
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.
     
     
    11 August Clare of Assisi
White
   
Founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God of peace,
who in the poverty of the blessed Clare
gavest us a clear light to shine in the darkness of this world:
give us grace so to follow in her footsteps
that we may, at the last, rejoice with her in thine eternal glory;
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 Members of Religious Communities is used.
     
     
    13 August Jeremy Taylor
White
     
Bishop of Down and Connor, Teacher of the Faith, 1667
 
     
    Collect
     
    O holy and loving God,
who dwellest in the human heart
and makest us partakers of the divine nature
in Christ our great high priest:
grant that we,
having in remembrance thy servant Jeremy Taylor,
may put our trust in thy heavenly promises,
and follow a holy life in virtue and true godliness;
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 Teachers of the Faith is used.
     
     
    20 August Bernard
White
   
Abbot of Clairvaux, Teacher of the Faith, 1153
 
     
    Collect
     
    O merciful redeemer,
who, by the life and preaching of thy servant Bernard,
didst rekindle the radiant light of thy Church:
grant that we in our generation
may be inflamed with the same spirit of discipline and love
and ever walk before thee as children of light;
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 Teachers of the Faith is used.
     
     
    27 August Monica
White
   
Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
 
     
    Collect
     
    O faithful God,
who didst strengthen Monica, the mother of Augustine,
      with wisdom,
and by her steadfast endurance
      didst draw him to seek after thee:
grant us to be constant in prayer
that those who stray from thee may be brought to faith
      in thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    O God our Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
whose servant Monica revealed thy goodness
      in a life of tranquillity and service:
grant that we who have gathered in faith around this table
may like her know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge
and be filled with all thy fullness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
    Or another Post Communion of 'Any Saint' is used.
     
     
    28 August Augustine of Hippo
White
   
Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430
 
     
    Collect
     
    O merciful Lord,
who didst turn Augustine from his sins
      to be a faithful bishop and teacher:
grant that we may follow him in penitence and godly discipline,
till our restless hearts find their rest in thee;
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 Teachers of the Faith is used.
     
     
    29 August The Beheading of John the Baptist
Red
     
    Collect    
     
    Almighty God,
who didst call thy servant John the Baptist
to be in birth and death the forerunner of thy blessed Son:
strengthen us by thy grace
that, as he suffered for the truth,
so may we boldly withstand corruption and vice
and receive with him the unfading crown of glory;
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
     
    O merciful Lord,
whose prophet John the Baptist
proclaimed thy Son to be the Lamb of God
      who taketh away the sin of the world:
grant that we who in this sacrament
      have known thy pardon and thy life-giving love,
may ever tell of thy mercy and thy peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
     
    30 August John Bunyan
White
   
Spiritual Writer, 1688
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God of peace,
who didst call thy servant John Bunyan
to be valiant for truth:
grant that as strangers and pilgrims
we may at the last
      rejoice with all Christian people in thy heavenly city;
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 Teachers of the Faith is used.
     
     
    31 August  Aidan
White
   
Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651
 
     
    Collect
     
    O everlasting God,
who didst send thy gentle bishop Aidan
to proclaim the gospel in this land:
grant that we may live after his teaching
in simplicity, humility and love for the poor;
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.