23 April
George, Martyr, Patron of England, c.304


Historical Note


Draw the sword, O LORD, and bar the way against those who pursue me; say to my soul, "I am your salvation." Psalm 35:3


God of hosts,
who so kindled the flame of love
in the heart of your servant George
that he bore witness to the Risen Lord
by his life and by his death:
give us the same faith and power of love
that we who rejoice in his triumphs
may come to share with him the fullness of the resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.           [CCP]

First Evening Prayer

Psalms 111, 116
Jeremiah 15:15-21
Hebrews 11:32-12:2

Morning Prayer

Psalm 5
Joshua 1:1-9
Ephesians 6:10-20

Evening Prayer

Psalms 3, 11
Isaiah 43:1-11
John 15:1-8

The Eucharist

1 Maccabees 2:59-64 or Revelation 12:7-12
Psalm 126
2 Timothy 2:3-13
John 15:18-21



Eternal God,
who gave us this holy meal
in which we have celebrated the glory of the cross
and the victory of your martyr George:
by our communion with Christ
in his saving death and resurrection,
give us with all your saints the courage to conquer evil
and so to share the fruits of the tree of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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