4 May
English Saints and Martyrs of the Reformation Era

Lesser Festival

Historical Note



Merciful God,
who, when your Church on earth was torn apart
   by the ravages of sin
raised up men and women
who witnessed to their faith with courage and constancy:
give to your Church that peace which is your will,
and grant that those who have been divided on earth
   may be reconciled in heaven,
and share together in the vision of your glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord
who is alive and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.           [CAL2000]


Isaiah 43:1-7 or Ecclesiasticus 2:10-18
Psalm 87
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
John 12:20-26




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