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Third Sunday in Lent - 2018

The Third Sunday in Lent.
Habakkuk 3.2-11
Domine audivi
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: * O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years,
In the midst of the years make known; * in wrath remember mercy.
God came from Teman, * and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah.
His glory covered the heavens, * and the earth was full of his praise.
And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: * and there was the hiding of his power.
Before him went the pestilence, * and burning coals went forth at his feet.
He stood, and measured the earth: * he beheld, and drove asunder the nations;
And the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: * his ways are everlasting.
I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: * and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.
Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? * was thine anger against the rivers? 
Was thy wrath against the sea, * that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?
Thy bow was made quite naked, * according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. * The mountains saw thee, and they trembled:
The overflowing of the water passed by: * the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.
The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, * and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son * and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, * world without end. Amen. 

The Collect.
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.

{The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.}

The Collect.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 6
Psalter: Psalm 56, 58 | 119.73-104
Epistle Reading: Ephesians 5.1-14
Gospel Reading: St. Luke 11.14-28

Personal: Last night I posted on my blog two quotations from Dorothy Sayers and C. FitzSimmons Allison that are priceless. They both have to do with the deep value of dogma or disarray:

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