St. Andrews Day

Today is the Feast of St. Andrews, the day when Scots celebrate the apostle, their national patron saint.

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Here is the collect from the Revised Common Lectionary:

Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your Holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

And here’s a bit about St. Andrew from the University of St. Andrews.

Our thoughts today are especially with those in Glasgow, after last night’s helicopter crash.

 

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