Collects and Post Communions in Traditional Language

  Lesser Festivals June (traditional language)
     
    1 June         Justin
Red
   
Martyr at Rome, c.165
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God our redeemer,
who through the folly of the cross
didst teach thy martyr Justin
the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ:
free us, we beseech thee, from every kind of error,
that we, like him, may be firmly grounded in the faith,
and make thy name known to all peoples;
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.
     
     
    5 June Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton
Red
   
          Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God our redeemer,
who didst call thy servant Boniface
to preach the gospel among the German people
and to build up thy Church in holiness:
grant that we may hold fast in our hearts
that faith which he taught with his words
      and sealed with his blood,
and profess it in lives dedicated to 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
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.
     
     
    8 June  Thomas Ken
White
   
Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God, from whom all blessings flow,
by whose providence we are kept
and by whose grace we are directed:
assist us, through the example of thy servant Thomas Ken,
faithfully to keep thy word,
humbly to accept adversity
and steadfastly to worship 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 Bishops is used.
     
     
    9 June  Columba
White
   
Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who didst fill the heart of Columba
with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
and with deep love for those in his care:
grant to thy pilgrim people grace to follow him,
strong in faith, sustained by hope,
and made one in the love that binds us to 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 Missionaries is used.
     
     
    16 June   Richard
White
   
Bishop of Chichester, 1253
 
     
    Collect
     
    Most merciful redeemer,
who gavest to thy bishop Richard
a love of learning, a zeal for souls
and a devotion to the poor:
grant that, encouraged by his example,
we may know thee more clearly,
      love thee more dearly,
      and follow thee more nearly,
day by day;
who livest and reignest with the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, world without end.
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Bishops is used.
     
     
    22 June              Alban
Red
   
First Martyr of Britain, c.250
 
     
    Collect
     
    O eternal Father,
who, when the gospel of Christ first came to our land,
didst gloriously confirm the faith of Alban
by making him the first to win the martyr's crown:
grant that, following his example in the fellowship of the saints,
we may worship thee, the living God,
and faithfully witness to 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 June   Etheldreda
White
   
Abbess of Ely, c.678
 
     
    Collect
     
    O eternal God,
who didst bestow such grace on thy servant Etheldreda
that she gave herself wholly to the life of prayer
      and to the service of thy true religion:
grant that we may in like manner
seek thy kingdom in our earthly lives,
that by thy guidance
we may be united in the glorious fellowship of thy saints;
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.
     
     
    28 June Irenæus
White
   
Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c.200
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God of peace,
who through the ministry of thy servant Irenæus
didst strengthen the true faith and bring harmony to thy Church:
keep us steadfast in thy true religion
and renew us in faith and love,
that we may ever walk in the way
      that leadeth 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
     
    The Post Communion of Teachers of the Faith is used.