Readings:

Psalm 57:4-11
Isaiah 66:18-23
1 Thessalonians 1:2-8
Luke 9:1-6

Preface of Advent


PRAYER (traditional language)
God of ice, sea and sky, who didst call thy servant Robert McDonald, making him strong to endure all hardships for the sake of serving thee in the Arctic: Send us forth as laborers into thy harvest, that by patience in our duties and compassion in our dealings, many may be gathered to thy kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

PRAYER (contemporary language)
God of ice, sea and sky, you called your servant Robert McDonald and made him strong to endure all hardships for the sake of serving you in the Arctic: Send us forth as laborers into your harvest, that by patience in our duties and compassion in our dealings, many may be gathered to your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Thei commemoration adopted provisionally at General Convention 2009

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ROBERT McDONALD

PRIEST, 1913
 

Robert McDonald was born in 1829 in what is now Manitoba, Canada. He began missionary work there among the Ojibwe in 1853, but was sent to the Yukon in 1862, being the first Protestant missionary assigned there. His initial station was at Ft. Yukon, which is now part of Alaska.

He spent the rest of his career working among the natives of the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and is most remembered for his translation work. His translation of the Book of Common Prayer into Gwich'in is online.

He retired in 1905 to Winnipeg, and died there in 1913.

A biographical sketch may be found in Leaders of the Canadian Church. The entire book id available at the Internet Archive.