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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Chaplet of St. Thomas Becket


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On the Cross: 
Almighty and everlasting God, who kindled the flame of your love in the heart of your holy martyr Thomas Becket: Grant to us, your humble servants, a like faith and power of love, that we who rejoice in his triumph may profit by his example; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. -- BCP
Invitatory Bead: 
O God, our strength and our salvation, you called your servant Thomas Becket to be a shepherd of your people and a defender of your Church: Keep your household from all evil and raise up among us faithful pastors and leaders who are wise in the ways of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ the shepherd of our souls, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. -- BCP
Cruciform Bead: 
" great and how many are the wonders of the Lord God..." -- 2 Esdras 2:48
Week Beads: 
Psalm 126
1st: When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, then were we like those who dream.
2nd: Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy.
3rd: Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
4th: The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.
5th: Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses of the Negev.
6th: Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy.
7th: Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.
Exit Cross: 
Jesus told the twelve disciples, "See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. " -- Matthew 10:16-22

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