O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
Also shall be said the collect from Ash Wednedsay
Source: Bishop Thomas Cranmer [1549 AD]. Addressed to Christ. Is aligned with the Gospel from Matthew. Replaced a Mideival collect that focused on fasting rather than repentance
Please hold all centurions in your prayers this week. You may like to use this Centurion's Daily Litany
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.
WE ARE NOW IN THE LENTEN SEASON IN THE WESTERN CHURCH. ALL DAYS BETWEEN ASH WEDNESDAY AND EASTER, EXCEPT SUNDAYS, ARE DAYS OF FASTING AND SPECIAL DEVOTION BY TRADITION.
Sempronius, Centurion, & the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste - March 10th
for a Domanina of the Order - for healing
Centurions in harms way
Peace in the Mideast