United States of America
Appointed Collect, Epistle and Gospel
O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Deuteronomy x. 17 & St. Matthew v. 43
Eve of Independence Day: Psalm xxxiv, Isa xlix. 14-21, II John
Morning: Psalm xviii:1-20, Isa xxvi, Jn viii. 31-36
Evening Psalm cxxi, cxxii, Deut iv. 1-14, Gal iv. 26-v.1.
Declaration of Independence
"[Independence Day] ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more."
"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]
IN HOC SIGNO VINCES - TIME DEUM ET OPERARE IUSTITIAM