CW John Coleridge Patteson, 1871

John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia, and his Companions, Martyrs, 1871

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Exciting Holiness
2 Chronicles 24.17-21
Psalm 16.2, 4-8
Acts 7.55-end
Mark 8.31-35

Holy Communion
1 Corinthians 15.12-20
Psalm 17.1-8
Luke 8.1-3

Morning Prayer
Psalms 51, 54
1 Kings 18.21-end
Acts 21.1-16

Evening Prayer
Psalm 38
Wisdom 18.6-19 or
2 Chronicles 6.22-end
Mark 13.24-31

(or) Evening Prayer on the Eve of Matthew
Psalm 34
Isaiah 33.13-17
Matthew 6.19-34

Additional Weekday Lectionary
Judith 8.9-17, 28-36 or Ruth 1.1-18
John 19.25b-30


God of all tribes and peoples and tongues,
who called your servant John Coleridge Patteson
to witness in life and death to the gospel of Christ
amongst the peoples of Melanesia:
grant us to hear your call to service
and to respond trustfully and joyfully
to Jesus Christ our redeemer,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

God our redeemer,
whose Church was strengthened by the blood of your martyr John Coleridge Patteson:
so bind us, in life and death, to Christ’s sacrifice
that our lives, broken and offered with his,
may carry his death and proclaim his resurrection in the world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Eternal God,
who gave us this holy meal
in which we have celebrated the glory of the cross
and the victory of your martyr John Coleridge Patteson:
by our communion with Christ
in his saving death and resurrection,
give us with all your saints the courage to conquer evil
and so to share the fruit of the tree of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Anglican Cycle of Prayer
The Diocese of Isiala Ngwa: The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)


Sep 20 2024


12:00 am - 12:00 am

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