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Collect: Third Sunday after Epiphany

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Collect: Martin Luther King, Jr, Civil Rights Leader and Martyr, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta. […] King lived in constant danger: his home was dynamited, he was almost fatally stabbed, and he was harassed by death threats.

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Collect: Second Sunday after Epiphany

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever.

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Collect: Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, 367 (Jan 13)

Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, was a prolific writer on Scripture and doctrine, an orator, and a poet to whom some of the earliest Latin hymns have been attributed.

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Collect: Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167 (Jan 12)

Aelred was born in 1109, of a family which had long been treasurers of the shrine of Cuthbert of Lindisfarne at Durham Cathedral. While still a youth, he was sent for education in upper-class life to the court of King David of Scotland, son of Queen Margaret.

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Collect: William Laud (Jan 10)

In the words of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music:

Laud’s reputation has remained controversial to this  day. Honored as a martyr and condemned as an intolerant bigot, he was compassionate in his defense of the rights of  the common people against the landowners.

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Collect: Julia Chester Emery (Jan 9)

The United Thank Offering is among the accomplishments resulting from the leadership and example of Julia Chester Emery.

Like Roman Catholics and the Orthodox, Episcopalians honor our ancestors in the faith, men and women of exceptional character and action as Christ-followers, who inspire and encourage us along the Way. 161 more words

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