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Collects And Readings

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Saint Mark Year A

Collect One

O almighty God,
who hast instructed thy holy Church
with the heavenly doctrine of thy evangelist Saint Mark;
Give us grace, that, being not like children
carried away with every blast of vain doctrine,
we may be established in the truth of thy holy Gospel;
through  Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
who enlightened your holy Church
through the inspired witness of your evangelist Saint Mark:
Grant that we, being firmly grounded
in the truth of the gospel,
may be faithful to its teaching both in word and deed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading - Isaiah 62: 6-10 or Ecclus 51: 13-30

The Psalm - Psalm 37: 23-41

The Second Reading - Acts 12: 25 - 13: 13

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Post Communion Prayer

Blessed Lord,
you have fed us at this table with sacramental gifts.
May we always rejoice and find strength
in the gift of the gospel
announced to us by Saint Mark,
and come at last to the fullness of everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.