The 20th Sunday After Trinity

A reminder that tomorrow we celebrate the Oxford Martyrs:

“Tuesday, October 16: Oxford Martyrs (Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, Thomas Cranmer)

These three men, Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, were all burned at the stake for heresy by the order of Queen Mary in the mid 16th century. Ridley and Latimer were both bishops who preached reform in England. They were executed together in the year 1555. Thomas Cranmer was the Archbishop of Canterbury, also a reformer. Though his life was marked by constant change and even inconsistency, we remember him most for his enduring, and almost single-handed, work on the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. He was also burned in the year 1556.”

The Homely Hours

Collect: “O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Saints Days:

Sunday, October 14: Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

Born a Lithuanian Jew in 1831, Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky began his education studying to be a rabbi. While at Rabbinical college, he came across a Christian New Testament translated into Hebrew, which made him begin questioning whether Jesus could be the fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures. While studying in Germany, he visited a cathedral and saw the crucifix shining with light and glory. Six months later, he immigrated to the United States and professed Christ. He was baptized by Baptists and then, went to Presbyterian Seminary. But since he could not accept the Calvinist…

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