The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Source: Sacrementary of Bishop Gregory of Rome [600 AD]. Cranmer added "Church" to the "familia". Note "ONLY" by the hope of grace.
but gather the wheat into my barn
Please hold all centurions in your prayers this week. You may like to use this Centurion's Daily Litany
Congratulations to those centurions who have earned the honorary Tribune designation on the Feast of Cornelius the Centurion, 4 February:
Feasts, Memorials, and Fasts
Sundays are feast days our our Lord throughout the year
Wednesdays and Fridays were days of fasting and special devotion in the early church
. Major Feasts and Fasts in bold
Theodore Stratelates, Legatus, Martyr - February 7th
In the Orthodox Church he is considered a Great Martyr and given the same respect as the Apostles
Centurions in harms way
Peace in the Mideast