My Patron Saint Perhaps?

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Robert Grosseteste was a distinguished scholar of law, medicine, languages, sciences and theology, and a translator of Aristotle, whom he often sought to refute. He introduced Roger Bacon to the scientific method and is often thought of as the father of English science. (British Library)

In this picture, I am struck by the eyes: did the iconographer (or artist) intend for us to be drawn to those black dots: speaks to me of scientific observation, and clearly in the pose he is looking at something, and the facial expression indicates looking with inquisitiveness and curiosity.  This is a man of faith with the eyes of science.

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Anglican Rosary for Lent

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Each week focuses on one of the baptismal vows.

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

            Theme: The Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness

The baptismal vow: “Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God?” I renounce them.

 

The Cross

In the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

The Invitatory

O God make haste to help us

            O Lord make speed to save us

            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

            As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Cruciform

Jesus said, “One does not live by bread alone. Worship the Lord your God and serve only Him. Do not put the Lord your God to the test.

The Weeks

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High

            Abides under the shadow of the Almighty

The Invitatory (last time through)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

            Hallowed be thy Name,

            Thy kingdom come

            Thy will be done

            On earth as it is in heaven.

            Give us this day our daily bread.

            And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

            And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

            For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

The Cross

Let us bless the Lord

            Thanks be to God


 

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT

            Theme: Standing firm

The baptismal vow: “Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God?” I renounce them.

 

The Cross

In the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

The Invitatory

O God make haste to help us

            O Lord make speed to save us

            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

            As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Cruciform

Jesus said, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door.” Many live as enemies of the cross . . . their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame . . . their mind is on earthly things . . . We eagerly await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ . . . forgetting what is behind and straining for what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward . . . that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends.

The Weeks

The Lord is my light and my salvation,

            Whom then shall I fear?

            The Lord is the strength of my life,

            Of whom then shall I be afraid?

The Invitatory (last time through)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

            Hallowed be thy Name,

            Thy kingdom come

            Thy will be done

            On earth as it is in heaven.

            Give us this day our daily bread.

            And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

            And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

            For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

The Cross

Let us bless the Lord

            Thanks be to God


 

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

            Theme: The abundance of God’s Love

The baptismal vow: “Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you from the love of God?” I renounce them.

 

The Cross

In the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

The Invitatory

O God make haste to help us

            O Lord make speed to save us

            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

            As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Cruciform

Jesus said, “Unless you repent, you too will all perish.” If you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall. No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted he will provide a way out.

The Weeks

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy

Slow to anger and of great kindness

As far as the east is from the west

So far has he removed our sins from us.

The Invitatory (last time through)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

            Hallowed be thy Name,

            Thy kingdom come

            Thy will be done

            On earth as it is in heaven.

            Give us this day our daily bread.

            And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

            And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

            For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

The Cross

Let us bless the Lord

            Thanks be to God


 

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT

            Theme: The overwhelming forgiveness of God

The baptismal vow: “Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as you Savior?” I do.

 

The Cross

In the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

The Invitatory

O God make haste to help us

            O Lord make speed to save us

            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

            As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Cruciform

“Father I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your child.” The father said, “Quick! Bring the best robe . . . a ring . . . and sandals. Let’s have a feast and celebrate, for this child of mine was dead and is alive again, my child was lost and is found.”

The Weeks

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted

            And will save those whose spirits are crushed

            Taste and see that the LORD is good

            Happy are they who trust in him!

The Invitatory (last time through)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

            Hallowed be thy Name,

            Thy kingdom come

            Thy will be done

            On earth as it is in heaven.

            Give us this day our daily bread.

            And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

            And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

            For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

The Cross

Let us bless the Lord

            Thanks be to God

 

 


 

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

            Theme: You can count on God

The baptismal vow: “Do you put your whole trust in [Jesus] grace and love?” I do.

 

The Cross

In the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

The Invitatory

O God make haste to help us

            O Lord make speed to save us

            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

            As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Cruciform

I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness if knowing Christ Jesus my Lord . . . I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings . . . forgetting what is behind and straining toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward.

The Weeks

Those who sowed with tears

Will reap with songs of joy

The LORD has done great things for me

And I am glad indeed

The Invitatory (last time through)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

            Hallowed be thy Name,

            Thy kingdom come

            Thy will be done

            On earth as it is in heaven.

            Give us this day our daily bread.

            And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

            And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

            For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

The Cross

Let us bless the Lord

            Thanks be to God


 

THE SIXTH SUNDAY IN LENT

            Theme: Following Jesus isn’t easy, but sure is worth it!

The baptismal vow: “Do you promise to follow and obey [Jesus] as your Lord?” I do.

 

The Cross

In the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

The Invitatory

O God make haste to help us

            O Lord make speed to save us

            Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

            As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Cruciform

He made himself nothing, taking the nature of a servant, he humbled himself, became obedient to death, even death on a cross. God exalted him, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

The Weeks

“Father if you are willing, taking this cup from me: yet not my will but yours be done.”

            Be not far away , O LORD;

            You are my strength; hasten to help me.

The Invitatory (last time through)

Our Father, who art in heaven,

            Hallowed be thy Name,

            Thy kingdom come

            Thy will be done

            On earth as it is in heaven.

            Give us this day our daily bread.

            And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

            And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

            For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

The Cross

Let us bless the Lord

            Thanks be to God