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Ember Days

Greetings Centurions on this Wednesday of Lenten Ember Days:
I received a nice note from a Centurion  concerning our discussion of Wilberforce, noting that the movie was released during America's Black History month of February. Earlier he had sent an email reminding us of the Black Saints which can be seen on this page One will note Augustine of Hippo , a North African Berber, who is considered a Doctor of  the Church and whose sermons we frequently feature in the Order of Centurions. Perhaps one of the most important contributions of Augustine was that of his work on the concept of Just War which guides Western nations to this day, and for his work against the heresy of the monk Pelagius that was codified after his death in the Synod of Orange in 529. I commend a study of Augustine during these Ember Days.
Let us pray for the ministers of the Order and our local, national, and international churches in these days.

Ember Days
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Four Seasons

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly beseech thee, by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves for this ministry; that thereby mankind may be drawn to thy blessed kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In Advent, Lent, and Whitsuntide this collect is followed with the seasonal collect

Isaiah lxi. 1, Acts xiii. 44   &   St. Luke iv. 16
Daily Readings for the Four Seasons
Collects, Litany & Hymns
History & Meaning

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me


"Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another" [St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans 14:19]


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