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The Feast of the Revs. Thomas Gallaudet (1902) and Henry Winter Syle (1890)

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The Feast of the Revs. Thomas Gallaudet (1902) and Henry Winter Syle (1890) August 27 

The Collect

O Loving God, whose will it is that everyone should come to you and be saved: We bless your holy Name for your servants Thomas Gallaudet and Henry Winter Syle, and we pray that you will continually move your Church to respond in love to the needs of all people; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament   Isaiah 35:3–6a

Strengthen the weak hands,

and make firm the feeble knees.

Say to those who are of a fearful heart,

“Be strong, do not fear!

Here is your God.

He will come with vengeance,

with terrible recompense.

He will come and save you.”

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,

and the ears of the deaf unstopped;

then the lame shall leap like a deer,

and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.

Psalm 25:7–14

  Gracious and upright is the Lord; *

therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

  He guides the humble in doing right *

and teaches his way to the lowly.

  All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness *

to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

  For your Name's sake, O Lord, *

forgive my sin, for it is great.

  Who are they who fear the Lord? *

he will teach them the way that they should choose.

  They shall dwell in prosperity, *

and their offspring shall inherit the land.

  The Lord is a friend to those who fear him *

and will show them his covenant.

  My eyes are ever looking to the Lord, *

for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

The Epistle   2 Thessalonians 1:3–4

We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring.

The Gospel   Mark 7:32–37

They brought to Jesus a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”


Photo: H W Syle, T Gallaudet, and the Collect. 

Date news: 
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 07:45

Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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