Collects and Post Communions in Traditional Language

 

 

Lesser Festivals February (traditional language)
     
    3 February Anskar
White
   
Archbishop of Hamburg,
 
   
                                               Missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
 
                          
    Collect
     
    Almighty and gracious God,
who didst send thy servant Anskar
to spread the gospel among the Nordic people:
raise up in this our generation, we beseech thee,
      messengers of thy good tidings
      and heralds of thy kingdom,
that the world may come to know
      the immeasurable riches of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
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.
     
     
    14 February  Cyril and Methodius
White
   
Missionaries to the Slavs, 869 and 885
 
                          
    Collect
     
    O Lord of all,
who gavest to thy servants Cyril and Methodius
the gift of tongues to proclaim the gospel to the Slavic people:
we pray that thy whole Church may be one as thou art one,
that all who confess thy name may honour one another,
and that from east and west all may acknowledge
      one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
and thee, the God and Father of all;
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.
     
     
    17 February Janani Luwum
Red
   
Archbishop of Uganda, Martyr, 1977
 
                          
    Collect
     
    O God of truth,
whose servant Janani Luwum walked in the light,
and in his death defied the powers of darkness:
free us, we beseech thee, from fear of those who kill the body,
that we also may walk as children of light,
through him who overcame darkness by the power of the cross,
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.          
     
     
    23 February Polycarp
Red
   
Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr, c.155
 
                           
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who gavest to thy servant Polycarp
boldness to confess the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ
      before the rulers of this world
and courage to suffer death for his faith:
grant that we too may be ready
to give an answer for the faith that is in us
and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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.
     
     
    27 February   George Herbert
White
   
Priest, Poet, 1633
 
                          
    Collect
     
    King of glory, king of peace,
who didst call thy servant George Herbert
from the pursuit of worldly honours
to be a priest in the temple of his God and king:
grant us also the grace to offer ourselves
with singleness of heart in humble obedience to thy service;
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 Pastors is used.