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Third Sunday in Lent

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Deut vi., Psalm 25, Ephesians v. 1. St. Luke xi. 14.

HEAR O ISREAL: In today's Old Testament lesson from Deuteronomy we again hear the first sentence of the Shema, the Creed of our Lord which was said morning and evening. "Hear Isreal, J@HOVAH is God, J@HOVAH is One. You shall love J@HOVAH your God with all your heart, soul, and strength" It is also the first part of the Summary of the Law that Jesus taught. We in the Order of Centurions have adopted this as a part of our Rule and Vow . God tells us that we must keep his statues in our hearts. We are to teach them to our children, and live by them day-by-day. We are to talk of them in every occupation of life. They are to be to us the most important precept and guide for us. Following this, God tells us Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God and do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD. These two clauses are contained within the Order's motto: Fear God and do what is Right

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