Readings:

Psalm 143:5-10
Wisdom of Solomon 10:9-17
2 Corinthians 10:3-7
Luke 17:20-31

Preface of Baptism

[Common of a Pastor]
[Common of a Prophetic Witness]
[For the Ministry]
[For Prophetic Witness in the Church]


PRAYER (traditional language)
O God, whose mighty hand freed thy servant George Freeman Bragg from bondage and blessed him with perseverance and courage: Deliver thy Church from its ignorance and injustice, that through his example and prayers all the baptized may share in the work of ministry and, at the last, attain to the perfect freedom of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYER (contemporary language)
O God, whose mighty hand freed your servant George Freeman Bragg from bondage and blessed him with perseverance and courage: Deliver your Church from its ignorance and injustice, that through his example and prayers all the baptized may share in the work of ministry and, at the last, attain to the perfect freedom of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This commemoration was provisionally approved at the 2009 General Convention.

Collects revised at General Convention 2015.

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GEORGE FREEMAN BRAGG, Jr.

PRIEST, 3 August 1940
 

George Freeman Bragg & two of his sonsInformation on Rev. Bragg may be found in the Episcopal Archives. He is the author of History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church.