28 June 2012

Anglican Patrimony: Charles Henry Brent

"With God in Prayer"

Christ of the Passion, who at the Last Supper didst bequeath to the Church a perpetual memorial of the Sacrifice of the Cross, help us in this holy Sacrament steadfastly to contemplate Thy redeeming love, that we may ever be mindful of the price wherewith Thou hast bought us; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, ever one God world without end. Amen.

O Christ of the Eucharist, who in a special manner dost manifest Thyself to Thy people in the Sacrament of Thy body and blood, make Thyself known to us in the Breaking of the Bread, that by faith we may clearly see Thy form and humbly adore Thy presence, who art God forever and ever. Amen.

O Living Bread, that camest down from heaven to give abundant life to the world, in this Sacrament of the holy food, feed us with Thy body and Thy blood, that we may live in Thy life, labor in Thy strength and inherit Thy joy; who livest and reignest, God, world without end. Amen.

Grant, O Son of God, that as Thou and the Father are one, so we Thy people may be bound together in Thee, Unite in mutual forbearance, loyalty, and brotherly kindness, us Thy brethren who are fellow-guests at this Thy Table, that we, being moved by the common impulse of Thine eternal purpose, may promote the peace of Thy Kingdom in the daily interminglings of our common life; whom with the Father and the Holy Ghost we worship and glorify as God forever and ever. Amen. 

Charles Henry Brent
PECUSA Bishop of the Philipinne Islands (1902-1918)
PECUSA Bishop of Western New York (1918-1929)
Memorial: Episcopal Church, March 27
Memorial: Philippine Episcopal Church, August 25

+Laus Deo!