Friday, March 12, 2021

Gregory the Great


Today is the feast day of Gregory the Great, Bishop and Theologian, 604. The Church remembers Gregory, whose sermons are still readable today, and it is not without reason that he is accounted, along with Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine of Hippo, as one of the Four Latin Doctors, meaning Teachers, of the ancient Church.

 The Collect of the day:

 Almighty and merciful God, you raised up Gregory of Rome to be a servant of the servants of God, and inspired him to send missionaries to preach the Gospel to the English people: Preserve in your church the catholic and apostolic faith they taught, that your people, being fruitful in every good work, may receive the crown of glory that never fades away; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.