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Leo the Great
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Sparrow (On Lent & Sundays)
Isaac Williams (Epistle)
Isaac Williams (Gospel)
Charles Williams (Gospel)
Farrer (Paragraph for
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Logic of PreLent/Lent
Keble Poem for Lent 1 from the Christian Year
Links to Images of the
Temptation of Christ:
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"A Week at Prayer" Bulletin insert with Cdn BCP daily readings
Table of Cdn BCP daily readings for week of Lent 1
O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days
nights: Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being
to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness and
true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with
Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
2 Cor. 6. 1
WE then, as workers together with him, beseech
that ye receive not the grace of God in vain; (for he saith, I have
thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured
behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation;)
giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed; but in
all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much
in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in
in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; by pureness, by
by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
the word of truth, by the power of God; by the armour of righteousness
on the right hand and on the left; by honour and dishonour, by evil
and good report; as deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet well
as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as
yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing,
and yet possessing all things.
S. Matth. 4. 1
THEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the
to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and
forty nights, he was afterward an-hungered. And when the tempter
came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these
be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall
not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the
of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and
him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son
of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give his angels
charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up,
at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto
It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth
all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto
All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written,
shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Christ in the
by Ivan Nikolaevich
WHOSO dwelleth under the defence of the most
High / shall
abide u nder the shadow of the Almighty.
Ant. I will say unto the Lord,
my hope, and my strong hold; / my God, in him will I trust.'
3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare of
/ and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall defend thee under his wings, and
be safe under his feathers; / his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, / nor for
the sickness that destroyeth in the noon-day.
7 A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten
at thy right hand; / but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold, / and
reward of the ungodly.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
BECAUSE thou hast said, 'The LORD is my
refuge', / and
hast made the Most High thy habitation,
10 There shall no evil happen unto thee, /
any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over
thee, / to
keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee in their hands, / that
not thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: /
lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me,
I deliver him; / I will set him up, because he hath known my Name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will hear him:
I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, / and
for Eucharistic Devotion