Wednesday, December 28, 2005

holy innocents


Today's collect is germane to the tedious discussion here. It is also particularly appropriate to remember in prayer today the innocent victims of war, and the unborn victims of abortion. There are none more innocent than the latter.

We remember this day, o God, the slaughter of the holy innocents of Bethlehem by the order of King Herod. Receive we beseech thee, into the arms of thy mercy all innocent victims; and by thy great might frustrate the designs of evil tyrants and establish thy rule of justice, love, and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one god, for ever and ever. Amen.

3 comments:

Adam said...

Father,

Did you write the collect? I would love to post in at my blog...

Thanks.

Chris said...

Thank you, Will, for this post.

father wb said...

No. Unfortunately (or fortunately, maybe) I didn't write it. It was the Prayer Book Collect. At least I think... it was the collect from the Office Book.