- adapted from The Gelasian Sacramentary
Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Almighty and merciful God, who wills the faults of sinners to perish, and not their souls; withhold from us the wrath which we deserve, and pour out on us the mercy we implore, that through your mercy we may pass from sorrow into joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.