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Collect of the Day: Monday in Holy Week

Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, 220)

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Collect of the Day: Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP, 219)

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Learn and Pray!

From the Primates 2016 Website The Anglican Communion isn’t itself a church; it’s a family of churches, spread across 165 countries, with around 85 million members. Many of these churches trace their parentage to missionaries from Britain who, from the 17th Century onwards, left home to spread the Christian faith in regions which had not yet received it. The Church in England was itself started by missionaries from other countries. This practice of Christians emigrating and bearing the Christian message had been the pattern from biblical times: sometimes they had been persecuted at home and were exiled, sometimes they were…