Celebrating Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156 in the Church Calendar. February 23, 2023.
This week we are following the Daily Office lectionary with an episode Monday through Friday.
Praying today for Erika in Canada.
Our general order and lectionary comes from the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office. We’ll sing “Give Thanks” by Henry Smith. We’ll read Psalm 116:10-17 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our scripture lesson is Revelation 2:8-11 . We’ll say the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We’ll then have a time of prompted prayer.
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Art: Twilight, c. 1926, Hale Woodruff
Collect of the Day – Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156, Rite Two – O God, the maker of heaven and earth, you gave your venerable servant, the holy and gentle Polycarp, boldness to confess Jesus Christ as King and Savior, and steadfastness to die for his faith: Give us grace, following his example, to share the cup of Christ and rise to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.