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The Sunday called Quinqugesima
the Sunday before Lent

O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.

Deut x. 12 Psalm 23 1 Corinthians xiii. 1. & St. Luke xviii. 31

Today's readings and collect are all about love. Taken as a whole, they amplify the Summary of the Law, one of the Rules of the Order of Centurions. Love is the major theme of God's Word that begins in the first verse of Genesis with creation, and continues through the Bible to the last chapter of Revelations with the redemption of mankind and restoration of all things under God.

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