Common Worship texts

Festivals Table of contents

Mary, Martha and Lazarus

Companions of our Lord

29 July, White


God our Father,
whose Son enjoyed the love of his friends,
Mary, Martha and Lazarus,
in learning, argument and hospitality:
may we so rejoice in your love
that the world may come to know
the depths of your wisdom, the wonder of your compassion,
and your power to bring life out of death;
through the merits of Jesus Christ,
our friend and brother,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


The following readings may supersede the readings in the Daily Eucharistic Lectionary. The daily Psalms and readings at Morning Prayer are not usually superceded by those for Lesser Festivals.

Isaiah 25.6-9; Psalm 49.5-10,16; Hebrews 2.10-15; John 12.1-8

Post Communion

from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name,
your servants Mary, Martha and Lazarus revealed your goodness
in a life of tranquillity and service:
grant that we who have gathered in faith around this table
may like them know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge
and be filled with all your fullness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Common of Any Saint; Holy Men and Women