TIME AFTER PENTECOST
Commemoration of St. Ignatius, Bishop, martyr
Ignatius, a convert for paganism, is known primarily through seven letters he wrote on his way to Rome as a prisoner condemned to die. Ignatius strongly defended the proper ordering of the Church’s teaching and worship, and staunchly upheld its apostolic ministry of bishops, priests, and deacons. He is said to have been the successor of St. Peter as bishop of Antioch in Syria. He was put to death, probably in the Coliseum, ca. 115.
In the name of the Father, (+) and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
In the morning: Psalms 54, 146
In the evening: Psalms 28, 127
Read hymn “With high delight, let us unite”
One or more of the following lessons:
In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus
In the evening: Magnificat
Prayer of the Day
Heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty God, you gave your servant Ignatius boldness to confess the Name of our Savior Jesus Christ before the rulers of this world, and courage to die for this faith: Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Pray for all people in society and community
For families and children
For those who live alone
For those we love
For the poor and the forgotten
For courage to face death unafraid
For willingness to give all for Christ
For the Church in Syria and throughout the Near East
The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.