Readings:

Psalm 146:4-9
Genesis 26:26-31
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
John 15:5-8,14-16

Preface of Baptism 

[Common of a Pastor]
[For the Ministry]
[For the Unity of the Church]
 

 

PRAYER (traditional wording)
Almighty God, whose only-begotten Son hath led captivity captive and given gifts to thy people: Multiply among us faithful pastors, who, like thy holy bishop Wulfstan, will give courage to those who are oppressed and held in bondage; and bring us all, we pray, into the true freedom of thy kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

 

PRAYER (contemporary wording)
Almighty God, whose only-begotten Son led captivity captive and gave gifts to your people: Multiply among us faithful pastors, who, like thy holy bishop Wulfstan, will give courage to those who are oppressed and held in bondage; and bring us all, we pray, into the true freedom of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


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WULFSTAN OF WORCESTER

BISHOP (19 JAN 1095)

 

When William the Norman conquered England in 1066, he replaced most of the native Anglo-Saxon bishops with clergy from his own Normandy. The most conspicuous exception was Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester (pronounced "Wooster"), who had been a supporter of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, but who submitted to William after Harold's death, and became one of the King's most trusted advisors. He is best remembered for his opposition to the slave trade in western England.

by James Kiefer

 

More information about Wulfstan of Worcester (who should not be confused with the slightly earlier Wulfstan, Archbishop of York) may be found on a site about the Norman conquest.