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    2 November Commemoration of the
Purple
      Faithful Departed  
    Collect
     
    Everlasting God, our maker and redeemer,
grant us, with all the faithful departed,
the sure benefits of thy Son's saving passion
      and glorious resurrection,
that, in the last day,
when thou dost gather up all things in Christ,
we may with them enjoy the fullness of thy promises;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    O God of love,
grant that the death and resurrection of Christ
which we have celebrated in this sacrament
may bring us, with all the faithful departed,
into the peace of thine eternal home;
through Jesus Christ, our rock and our salvation,
to whom be glory for time and for eternity.    
     
     
    3 November Richard Hooker
White
   
Priest, Anglican Apologist, Teacher of the Faith, 1600
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God of peace, the bond of all love,
who in thy Son Jesus Christ hast made for all people
      thine inseparable dwelling place:
give us grace that,
after the example of thy servant Richard Hooker,
we thy servants may ever rejoice
      in the true inheritance of thine adopted children
and show forth thy praises now and for ever;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Teachers of the Faith is used.
     
     
    7 November  Willibrord of York
White
   
Bishop, Apostle of Frisia, 739
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God the Saviour of all,
who didst send thy bishop Willibrord from this land
to proclaim the gospel to many peoples
and confirm them in their faith:
strengthen us, we beseech thee,
to witness to thy steadfast love by word and deed
so that thy Church may increase and grow strong in holiness;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Missionaries is used.
     
     
    8 November     The Saints and Martyrs
White
    of England  
     
    Collect
     
    O God,
whom the glorious company of the redeemed adore,
gathered from all times and places of thy dominion:
we praise thee for the saints of our own land,
and for the lamps that were lit by their holiness;
and we beseech thee that, at the last,
we too may be numbered among those who have done thy will
      and declared thy righteousness;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
     
    Post Communion
     
    O God,
the source of all holiness and giver of all good things:
grant that we, who have shared at this table
      as strangers and pilgrims here on earth,
may with all thy saints be welcomed
      to the heavenly feast in the day of thy kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
     
    10 November  Leo the Great
White
   
Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 461
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God our Father,
who madest thy servant Leo strong in the defence of the faith:
we humbly beseech thee
so to fill thy Church with the spirit of truth
that, being guided by humility and governed by love,
she may prevail against the powers of evil;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Teachers of the Faith is used.
     
     
    11 November Martin of Tours
White
   
Bishop of Tours, c.397
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who didst call Martin from the armies of this world
to be a faithful soldier of Christ:
give us grace to follow him
in his love and compassion for those in need,
and empower thy Church to claim for all people
their inheritance as the children of God;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Bishops is used.
     
     
    13 November Charles Simeon
White
   
                                                              Priest, Evangelical Divine, 1836
 
     
    Collect
     
    O eternal God,
who didst raise up Charles Simeon
      to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ
and inspire thy people in service and mission:
grant that we, with all thy Church, may worship the Saviour,
turn away in true repentance from our sins
and walk in the way of holiness;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion 
     
    The Post Communion of Pastors is used.
     
     
    16 November Margaret of Scotland
White
   
 Queen of Scotland, Philanthropist,
 
   
Reformer of the Church, 1093
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God, the ruler of all,
who didst call thy servant Margaret to an earthly throne
and gavest to her both zeal for thy Church and love for thy people,
that she might advance thy heavenly kingdom:
mercifully grant that we who commemorate her example
may be fruitful in good works
and attain to the glorious crown of thy saints;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    O God our redeemer,
who didst inspire Margaretto witness to thy love
   and to labour for the coming of thy kingdom:
grant that we, who in this sacrament share the bread of heaven,
may be fired by thy Spirit
      to proclaim the gospel in our daily lives
and never to rest content until thy kingdom come,
on earth as it is in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
    Or another Post Communion of 'Any Saint' is used.
     
     
    17 November Hugh
White
   
                                                                          Bishop of Lincoln, 1200
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God,
who didst endow thy servant Hugh
with a wise and cheerful boldness
and didst teach him to commend to earthly rulers
      the discipline of a holy life:
give us grace like him to be bold in the service of the gospel,
putting our confidence in Christ alone,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Bishops is used.
     
     
    18 November Elizabeth of Hungary
White
   
Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231
 
     
    Collect
     
    O Lord God,
who didst teach Elizabeth of Hungary
      to recognize and to reverence Christ in the poor of this world:
grant that we, being strengthened by her example,
may so love and serve the afflicted and those in need
that we may honour thy Son, the servant king,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  
     
    Post Communion
     
    Faithful God,
who didst call Elizabeth of Hungaryto thy service
and gavest her joy in walking the path of holiness:
we pray that through this holy communion
      in which the vision of thy glory is renewed within us,
we may all be strengthened to follow the way of perfection
until we come to see thee face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
    Or another Post Communion of 'Any Saint' is used.
     
     
    19 November  Hilda
White
   
                                                                            Abbess of Whitby, 680
 
     
    Collect
     
    O eternal God,
who madest the abbess Hilda to shine as a jewel in our land
and through her holiness and leadership
      didst bless thy Church with newness of life and unity:
so assist us by thy grace
that we, like her, may yearn for the gospel of Christ
and bring reconciliation to those who are divided;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Members of Religious Communities is used.
     
     
    20 November Edmund
Red
   
                                                     King of the East Angles, Martyr, 870
 
     
    Collect
     
    O eternal God,
whose servant Edmund kept faith to the end,
both with thee and with his people,
and glorified thee by his death:
grant us the same steadfast faith,
that, together with the noble army of martyrs,
we may come to the perfect joy of the resurrection life;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.
     
     
    23 November Clement
Red
   
                                                              Bishop of Rome, Martyr, c.100
 
     
    Collect
     
    Eternal Father, creator of all,
whose martyr Clement bore witness with his blood
to the love that he proclaimed and the gospel that he preached:
give us thankful hearts as we celebrate thy faithfulness,
revealed to us in the lives of thy saints,
and strengthen us in our pilgrimage as we follow thy Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.
     
     
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