Readings:

Psalm 125
2 Esdras 2:42-48
1 Peter 1:18-25
Luke 4:14-21

Preface of All Saints

[Common of a Missionary]
[For the Mission of the Church]


PRAYER (traditional language)
O God, who didst send thy Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: We bless thee for those who joined together to establish the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil; and we pray that we, like them, may be ready to preach Christ crucified and risen, and to encourage and support those who pioneer new missions in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYER (contemporary language)
O God, who sent your Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: We bless you for those who joined together to establish the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil; and we pray that we, like them, may be ready to preach Christ crucified and risen, and to encourage and support those who pioneer new missions in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thei commemoration adopted provisionally at General Convention 2009

Collects revised at General Convention 2015.

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PIONEERS OF THE EPISCOPAL ANGLICAN CHURCH OF BRAZIL

 
In 1890, Lucien Lee Kinsolving and James Watson Morris were sent as Episcopal missionaries to Brazil. The following year, they were joined by three other American missionaries (William Cabell Brown, John Gaw Meem, and Mary Packard). These five, along with six Brazilians (Vicente Brande, Américo Vespúcio Cabral, Antônio Machado Fraga, Bonaventura de Souza Oliveira, Júlio de Almeida Coelho, and Carl Henry Clement Sergel), are now celebrated as the founders of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil. In 1899, Kinsolving became its first bishop, and it was declared a missionary district of The Episcopal Church in 1907. In 1965, it became an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion. The Brazilian calendar commemorates this feast from June 1 to June 7 each year.

from Holy Women, Holy Men

More information may be found on the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil website.