All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1

Collect: Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

First Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17 read from the English Standard Bible Version Anglicized

Psalm 34:1-10,22 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: 1 John 3:1-3 read from the God’s Word Translation

Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 read from the Holman Christian Standard Bible

Closing Prayer: On November 2nd we celebrate the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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