19 May 2010

Ss. Dunstan, Ethelwold and Oswald

These three 10th century bishops revived Benedictine monastic life in Britain, and so set the course of the Church in that country for centuries.
We beseech thee, O Lord, graciously to hear the prayers which we offer unto thee on this feast of thy bishops Ss. Dunstan, Ethelwold and Oswald: that like as they were found worthy to do thee faithful service in reforming and administering thy church; so, by their example, we too may have a singular zeal for upholding thy household; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.